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Precasting Isn't Just for Countertops Anymore

Concrete rivals or surpasses many common architectural materials when it comes to versatility of design and application. Its customizability is well-known, and more fabricators are starting to realize how they can capitalize on its versatility in expanding their market.

Success with Concrete Countertops: Factors that Affect the Strength of GFRC Pieces

A Guide to Using Topical Sealers on Cast Concrete Countertops

There are more choices and considerations with concrete sealer coatings than there are with penetrating sealer treatments, and I believe it's because of this that so many people are confused, frustrated and bewildered. Let me clear up concrete countertop coating confusionThere are more choices and considerations with concrete topical sealers than there are with penetrating sealer treatments, and I believe it's because of this that so many people are confused, frustrated and bewildered. Let me clear up concrete countertop coating confusion

How to Excel at Concrete Countertop Sink and Edge Fabrication

A review of tools and methods for sink polishing and edge profiling concrete countertops.

Let it Shine: Installing Fiber Optic Light Effects

Whether you are embedding a shimmering logo in a front counter or spreading a galaxy of stars across a bar top, you need to master fiber optic lighting. Here's how some experts get the job done.Whether you are embedding a shimmering logo in a front counter or spreading a galaxy of stars across a bar top, you need to master fiber optic lighting. Here’s how some experts get the job done.

The Right Rubber Material for Your Custom Molds

Some 25 or more years ago, when my father would tell me he needed help making a rubber mold, he meant only one thing - using latex. Liquid rubbers for making production-quality molds have come a long way since then. Science has continued to perfect specialty compounds for mold-making. These compounds are designed to address the very specific challenges associated with very different mold applications, including architectural and decorative precasting.

Dana Boyer, ConcretiZen: Turning Art Into Concrete Profit

Geometric concrete creates a 3 dimensional affect on this driveway.Boyer is the owner of ConcretiZen, based in Apache Junction, Ariz. She does it all — art pieces, driveways, pool decks, countertops, floors. She takes residential and commercial jobs, coloring, texturing, stamping, polishing, sandblasting or engraving concrete.

Ten tips for concrete countertop manufacturers
Ranger Tables
7 Tips to Take Your Concrete Countertops to the Next Level

Decorative concrete countertops - Clay caulk from an extruder will bring your edges to the next level. With silicone caulk, the clock starts ticking as soon as the caulk hits the open air.Turn your little concrete countertop shop into a that big business by getting your projects out the door sooner.

Concrete Countertop Casting in the Summer Heat

Jeffrey Girard casting concrete countertops in the summer heat.

Summertime brings challenges to almost everyone in the concrete industry. Heat and humidity can turn an ordinary job into a frantic scramble.

Pouring a Concrete Countertop in Place at a College Bar

The owner, an old concrete contractor, wanted to replace the two bars with concrete. The goal was to add ambience and character to the bar with a material that could be hosed down along with the floors. The owner also wanted seamless tops, making this a good candidate for pouring in place.

Comprehensive Forming Systems from Preitech
New Countertop Sealers Do More Than Just Protect

More demand means better ingredients — but are they really all that different from floor sealers?\

The ideal concrete countertop sealer is a product that provides protection from stains, looks and feels like bare concrete and is safe to use.

Cement, Aggregate and Reinforcement in Concrete Countertops

Countertop concrete is not your grandfather’s concrete. It requires new approaches to the basic elements of mix design and reinforcement. This in-depth look takes you inside the bag.

Cheng Design Awards Best in Concrete Countertop Design

Concrete and wood countertop by Eric Boyd, Reaching Quiet Design, Charlotte, N.C.Concrete countertop guru Fu-Tung Cheng saluted his latest group of top proteges at January's World of Concrete.

Fixing Bug Holes in One Step
Kind of blue: A custom concrete bathroom

Blue Bathroom in Chicago
The tub, vanities, walls and fire feature are concrete

 

LED Lights and Fiber Optics Offer New Possibilities for Lighting Effects
Cast-in-Place Concrete Countertops: Forms, Mixes, Tools and Finishes

A sleek concrete countertop in a modern kitchen,As demand for concrete countertops grows, concrete contractors and artists have been honing their techniques to produce concrete countertops. Countertops fall into two general categories: cast-in-place and precast and projects can call for either application.

Concrete Countertop Solutions Names Winners of Photo Contest

Concrete Countertop Solutions, headquartered in Scott Township, Pennsylvania, received more than 400 images in its recent photo contest that commended quality craftsmanship and creativity in projects that featured various Z-form components and products.

Cheng Concrete announces 2013 winners of kitchen and bath sink contest

Plastic Concrete Forms are a Durable Option to Lumber

Plastic Concrete Forms are a Durable Option to LumberAs a child, who wasn’t thrilled to see the wood forms come out indicating a new sidewalk, driveway or even basement was about to be poured? Today, we know concrete can do so much more, and certainly the forms that helped shape it have changed, too.

Three Designer Concrete Bar Tops in New England

Concrete Countertop process with metal gear imbedded into curved restaurant concrete bar top.

The only things that can be added to create a standard countertop mix are integral color, a densifier and the know-how acquired through years of decorative experience.

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