Vol. 9 No. 6 - September/October 2009
In the Main Line region of suburban Philadelphia, Jim Bernardine and his staff have been satisfying residents’ thirst for quality decorative concrete over the last decade and a half.
Polishing worked wonders when artisans set out to restore an almost-century-old, flaw-riddled floor for a shopping arcade.
Known for their one-plus-one application process, epoxies promise adhesion, hardness, chemical resistance and versatility. Add color chips or metallic pigments, and they can be beautiful too.
When a city, school or government chooses to spend a little extra money on decorative concrete, it demonstrates civic pride — and makes that lobby, city pool or roadside a little easier on the eyes.
From crushed liquor bottles to melted bits and jelly beans, aggregate made from recycled glass is making artisans see green.
The most profitable decorative concrete jobs are usually the ones that are kept simple. Let's run through some entry-level stamping to get you started.
Take a look at some of the most common myths, mistakes, and just plain wrong practices the decorative concrete industry has embraced as commonplace.