Concrete Decor Magazine


Countertops & Cast Concrete

Bellissimo!

In 2015, homeowners who had traveled throughout Italy contacted Darryl Bates of Excalibur Surfaces in Simi Valley, California, about wanting Old World-style concrete countertops that looked like the Italian granite they had admired on their trip. Using products purchased through StoneCrete’s Ashby System, Excalibur delivered 52 square feet and 1,660 pounds of beautiful 2-inch-thick countertops in three sections that look as if they were hewn from a cliff.

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Final Pour
Ben Ashby, StoneCrete Systems

Ben Ashby, 53, got an early education in concrete from a father who he says was “stubborn as a mule and tough as nails,” but who also provided the young Ashby with the drive and motivation to succeed. His father, who recently passed away last December, was an “old school” concrete worker who taught hard work. “I remember my first day on the job because I was 5 years old carrying around a 4-foot level,” Ashby says. “I don’t think he actually used the level I was carrying around but it gave me something to do and my father wanted me to do it because that’s how you learn to work hard.”

By Vanessa Salvia
Whiskey Kitchen

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Final Pour
Luna Loungers Launch

Luna Loungers, round concrete chairs

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Tags: Final Pour
Design to Delivery in 4 Days

spraying GFRC for 3-D concrete projects

By Jeffrey Girard
Tags: How To
A River Runs Through It

concrete river in floor

By K. Schipper
Innsbruck Loft Extension

precast concrete extension on top of building

By Vanessa Salvia
Lavacrete Table Flows and Glows

A concrete table made with Lavacrete fiber optic lights

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Final Pour
Black Magic Concrete and Metal Sculpture Called Stealth

Steath concrete and metal sculpture

Iconic Building is a Brilliant Addition to OSU

polished building facade and dichroic glass fins

By Vanessa Salvia
October 20, 2015
Art project is concrete symbol of new beginnings

Ocean of Life
Art project is concrete symbol of new beginnings

The Jury's In - Concrete is truly an art form for this artisan

making art out of concrete

By Vanessa Salvia
Land of 10,000 Lakes Inspires Carved Concrete Mural

carved concrete mural, EZ Chem concrete products

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Project Profile
Jimmy Hazel of Clastic Designs

precast concrete by Jimmy Hazel of Clastic Designs in Reno

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Artisan in Concrete
Glow in the Dark Concrete Countertops

Glow in the Dark Concrete Countertops

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Final Pour
Concrete Lounge Chair Design

Jeffrey Girard concrete casting instructions

By Jeffrey Girard
Custom Concrete Furniture Weighs into the Mix

Wells Concrete Works custom concrete furniture

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Project Profile
10 Unusual Concrete Creations

unusual concrete obects

 

Tags: Commemorative 100th Issue
Concrete Countertop Overlays are Finding Favor with Homeowners

Applying a countertop overlay

By Mike Besse
A Folded Concrete Exterior Mimics Textiles on this Munich Fabric House

Concrete facade on Munich Textilmacher

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Project Profile
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