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Epoxy Floor Coating & Logo at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas

Concrete contractors work on detailing for the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas using a stencil over epoxy coatings.

In a city where pawn shops are a dime a dozen, one pawn shop in particular is becoming legendary. Located off the Strip in downtown Las Vegas, the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is the setting for the History channel’s “Pawn Stars,” a reality show documenting the antics of pawn business veterans

By Natasha Chilingerian
December 19, 2012
How We Installed Overlay Over a Wood Deck

By Todd Fisher
October 21, 2012
Project Profile: "Salmon at Your Doorstep" Museum Exhibit

By Kelly O'Brien
Tags: Project Profile
September 4, 2012
Nightclub in Arizona's Wild Horse Pass Casino

You can bet your boots that it wasn’t easy to overlay the three glittering, aggregate-spiked ramps that lead down from the VIP lounge to the dance floor in the nightclub of the Wild Horse Pass Casino.

By Liz Schick
Tags: Project Profile
July 9, 2012
Hollywood Plasterer Uses Concrete Overlays to Make Movie Sets

Concrete uses are endless this ship is made from concrete overlays but looks like the real thing on the movie set in Hollywood.

Remember the ship from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"? Or the John Harvard statue that students gathered around during the hazing scene in "The Social Network"? What about the boat dock from the Hollywood version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"?

By Natasha Chilingerian
June 5, 2012
Project Profile: Pool Deck at the White House, Washington, D.C.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
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April 19, 2012
Project Profile: Pool Deck at U.S. Naval Base, Manama, Bahrain

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
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February 19, 2012
Trowel & Error: Decorative Overlays — The Power Is in the Polymer

There are two common polymer types used by most decorative overlay manufacturers: ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and acrylic.

By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Trowel & Error
February 19, 2012
Project Profile: National September 11 Memorial Fountains, New York City
By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
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February 19, 2012
San Antonio Decorative Concrete: SAY Sí Front Entrance
By Emily Dixon
Tags: San Antonio Decorative Concrete
December 31, 2011
The Four Types of Overlays and How to Choose One

By David Blasdel
December 31, 2011
Stars of the Strip
By Kelly O'Brien
July 9, 2011
Trowel & Error: Understanding Our Rocky Relationship with Overlays
By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Trowel & Error
May 9, 2011
Project Profile: Stone Creek Club & Spa Covington, La.
By David Searls
May 9, 2011
Product Focus: Concretivity, from Couture Concrete Systems
April 9, 2011
Project Profile: Wheldon Garage Floor, St. Petersburg, Fla.
By Natasha Chilingerian
February 11, 2011
Successful Resurfacing: Going From Good to Great

Let me start by being blunt. Almost anyone can squeegee down a couple of coats of topping. But overlays and microtoppings are handcrafted, not generic flooring you buy on a roll. How do you go from doing what anyone can do to creating your own distinctive look and giving customers exceptional projects?

By Trevor A. Foster, with Amy Johnson
February 11, 2011
Project Profile: Nashville Dinner Theatre, Nashville, Tenn.

The historical structure that now houses the Nashville Dinner Theatre has always attracted attention. During Prohibition times, people slyly used a tunnel in the building to transport alcohol to area nightclubs. Today, it attracts crowds for its dinner shows and performances by local vocalists.

By Natasha Chilingerian
December 10, 2007
Timberlake Condominiums Pool Deck, Modesto, Calif.

Condo owners in a gated community dreaded getting their pool up to snuff. Decorative concrete contractor Julio Hallack showed them they had nothing to worry about.

By Loretta Hall
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December 18, 2008
2008 Concrete Restoration Contest

We announce the winners in Exterior and Interior categories.

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