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Overlays & Toppings

November 16, 2008
The Science of Slim: Polymer-Modified Toppings

Polymers aren’t as colorful as pigments, acids and other raw materials used in decorative concrete. But because they help thin cemetitious toppings hold together, they are just as important.

By Amy Johnson
September 17, 2008
MarbleCrete from MarbleCrete Mix Inc.
By Kellie K. Speed
Tags: Product Profile
September 17, 2008
Troweled Toppings

When you want the look of handmade craftsmanship, nothing beats a hand-troweled finish.

By Elizabeth Gillette
September 17, 2008
Great American Ball Park Dugout Roofs, Cincinnati, Ohio

Decorative concrete does its part to help make the Cincinnati Reds ballpark red.

By Kelly O’Brien
Tags: Project Profile
May 7, 2008
Vertical Overlays: To Spray or Trowel

If you’re one of the growing number of contractors making the move from horizontal to vertical, this may be one of your first questions.

By Amy Johnson
May 7, 2008
Tournament Players Club Sawgrass Staging Area, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

This golf course was going to be on national TV, and its owners wanted it to look good. Decorative concrete helped get it ready for its closeup.

By Kelly O’Brien
Tags: Project Profile
March 12, 2008
The Brick on Trosper, Tumwater, Wash.

A job that began with a mere 80 square feet of overlay snowballed into a decorative concrete transformation — complete with faux hollow tree — for this restaurant and bar.

By Mike Dawson
Tags: Project Profile
February 13, 2009
The Upside of Overlays

For contractors and clients looking to improve an existing slab, fix failing concrete or just put some extra decorative oomph onto a surface, cementitious overlays are tops.

By Elizabeth Gillette
February 13, 2009
Stripping: Mechanical or Chemical?

When it comes to decorative concrete on floors, sometimes you have to take it off before you lay it down. Take a closer look at your two basic options when clearing the way for new work.

By Amy Johnson
March 18, 2009
Surface Preparation: The Right Profile

Surface prep is not the most creative part of a decorative concrete project, but it’s also rarely the same old grind.

By Sue Marquette Poremba
May 11, 2009
Trowel & Error: Trends and problems in a weak decorative concrete economy
By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Trowel & Error
January 7, 2010
Design Ideas: Museums
By David Searls
January 7, 2010
Project Profile: MedAmerica Billing Services Inc. Modesto, Calif.
By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Graffiti Shield Coating at Quest
November 10, 2010
Polishable Overlays

Thin coatings that can be polished work wonders on new and old floors, but applying them requires knowledge and skill.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
May 10, 2010
Self-Levelers

Whether you use self-leveling material as your primary pour or over existing concrete, it's an efficient way to get going on a job.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
July 8, 2010
the concretist: A Tale of Two Topping Slabs
By Mike Miller
Tags: the concretist
October 6, 2010
Trowel & Error: Proper Preparation Helps Overlays Stay Strong
By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Trowel & Error
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