Come Nov. 28-30, Concrete Decor LIVE! will makes its debut at The Buildings Show in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Ontario to showcase the durability and innovations of decorative and architectural concrete. A combination of five shows in one, The Buildings Show is North America’s largest annual exposition, networking and educational event for design, architecture, construction and real estate.
On an indoor 25-by-40-foot concrete stage, Concrete Decor LIVE! will feature displays alongside demonstrations of horizontal and vertical concrete finishes that can be used in quality commercial settings, public spaces, and homes of any size and style.
Attendees will be able to interact with artisans as they demonstrate how colors and textures on concrete not only speed the building process but also reduce the need for traditional building finishes in new construction or rehabs.
Treatments such as trowel-applied coatings, stenciled or embossed patterns and carved toppings will be applied to Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), a concrete building-block system which will form the exhibit walls. On the floors, attendees can expect to see examples of everything from stamping and staining to polishing and saw cutting.
“We plan on showing contractors from various trades, as well as architects and those from the design-build sector, the many ways concrete can complement things they already do or specify for a project,” says Concrete Decor LIVE! organizer and publisher of Concrete Decor magazine, Bent Mikkelsen.
“We’re going to show them ways they can distinguish themselves from their competition with highly marketable products that are energy efficient, durable, demonstrate proof of performance and have longevity.”
In addition to concrete’s healthy structural value, Mikkelsen says, “It also can deliver an architectural finish and that’s something that can’t be said about any other building material.”
The Concrete Decor RoadShow trailer, the most well-fortified equipment trailer in the industry, will be an integral part of Concrete Decor LIVE! and will be equipped to handle any decorative concrete project imagined.
For more information about Concrete Decor LIVE! or how you can get involved, call (877) 935-8906 or visit www.concretedecor.net.