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10 Most-Accessed Articles from Concrete Decor's Archives

Our magazine currently publishes eight times per year in print form, but our entire archive of past articles is also available online. We took a look at the most-read articles from our archives, and this list gives a unique picture of what information interests our readers the most.

treating and preventing concrete burns
Photo courtesy of Todd Rose

1. Treating and Preventing Concrete Burns
Vol. 12 No. 4 – May/June 2012

This was the most-visited article on our website since January 2005, as far back as our analytics program allows us to go. We hope our readers are accessing this article by Liz Schick to prevent concrete burns and not treat them. Ouch!
http://bit.ly/1gmFIYy

 

 

2. High-Performance Mix Design — Understanding GFRC Mixes
Vol. 10 No. 7 – October 2010

Mark Celebuski, who is a regular contributor to Concrete Decor magazine, wrote this all-encompassing guide to GFRC that was our second most-visited article.
http://bit.ly/1BrWdfp

 

3. Waterproofing Showers and Tubs
Vol. 12 No. 7 – October 2012

Choosing the right materials, the right mix and proper sealants is critical when installing concrete in often-wet areas such as baths or showers. This article by Amy Johnson is a useful primer on what to think about.
http://bit.ly/1HUHCxV

 

4. Self-Levelers
Vol. 10 No. 4 – May/June 2010

Even though this article by Stacey Enesey Klemenc published more than five years ago, this basic information about self-leveling underlayments and overlayments remains useful.
http://bit.ly/1BrWpes

 

5. Fixing Bug Holes in One Step
 Vol. 11 No. 3 – April 2011

Another one written by regular contributor Mark Celebuski, this article outlines how to avoid the frustrating experience of having bug holes reappear after polishing.
http://bit.ly/1KBk5FB

 

special effects with concrete - unique special effects, such as sparkly mica or bits of mirror and glow-in-the-dark sand aggregate used to create accents.

6. Special Effects
Vol. 10 No. 7 – October 2010

This article by Amy Johnson gives examples of unique special effects, such as sparkly mica or bits of mirror and glow-in-the-dark sand aggregate used to create accents.
http://bit.ly/1HPfAGK

 

7. How to: Planning, Pouring and Finishing Half-Round Steps
Vol. 11 No. 8 – November/December 2011

Deco-Crete Supply’s Jason Geiser has written a few how-tos for us — his most recent was a 3-parter on installing pool decks. Those articles are sure to be as referenced over the next 100 issues as this one about creating half-round steps.
http://bit.ly/1FjbsZA

 

 
plastic concrete forms - Plastic Forms: A Reusable Solution for Curves and Circles
Photo courtesy of Techtonic Corp.

8. Plastic Forms: A Reusable Solution for Curves and Circles
Vol. 11 No. 7 – October 2011

Nobody seems to want a straight-as-an-arrow driveway or walkway these days — visual interest is what’s popular. This article by Chris Mayo outlines advantages and disadvantages of forms for creating curves and circles.
http://bit.ly/1PQCyl7

9. How Should You Reinforce Your Countertop?
Vol. 11 No. 8 – November/December 2011

If we have an article about countertops, there’s a good chance it was written by countertop expert Jeffrey Girard. In this article, he explains that the materials you use for reinforcing are just as important as those you select for your mix.
http://bit.ly/1AACAGP

 

10. Mighty Metallics 
Vol. 12 No. 5 – July 2012

Metallic coatings, which were once most popular in nightclubs, are now increasingly used in homes, offices and car dealerships. This article by Stacey Enesey Klemenc reveals that metallic and metallic-like pigments can deliver a dazzling look and sparkle without polishing. 
http://bit.ly/1PQCBNY

 

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