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Color Shines in Prizewinning Stamped Concrete Project

The design for the project evolved during a couple of visits to the site and four or five different sketches for a two-tier patio, plus a lower seating area, on the Krepskys’ sloping yard.

Stamping Concrete in Hot Weather

Hot sun can affect your stamping projectStamping concrete in hot weather requires advanced planning and close attention. Here, industry pro George Lee shares his secrets for a successful outcome.

Concrete Questions: What Causes Hot-tire Pickup?

Example of hot-tire pick up on stamped concrete driveway and how to prevent sealer sticking to tires The issue of car tires pulling sealer from concrete is known as “hot-tire pickup.” The initial conclusion most people make when they hear “hot-tire pickup” is that a hot tire is melting the sealer and causing it to peel off the concrete.

Product Focus: Rztore from Concrete Earth LLC

Across the country stamped concrete jobs are beginning to show wear. To help restore the worn surfaces, Concrete Earth LLC has developed a three-step system to re-color, accent and seal previously installed jobs. Rztore (pronounced restore) is a fast, efficient system that revives old stamped concrete and return it to foot traffic in as little as eight hours.

Hands Across The Ocean: International Decorative Concrete Training

Global training on decorative concrete and epoxy coating training classes.As decorative concrete goes global, American experts take the lead in showing contractors around the world how it's done.

Stamping Concrete the Old-Fashioned Way

How to stamp concrete without texture mats or texture skins.

Unique Concrete, a family-run business out of West Milford, N.J., stamps concrete without the stamp and texture mats of today. Instead, they use old-fashioned tools to create a layer of what they call “cast-in-place concrete tile or stone.”

Annual Decorative Concrete Competition Lauds Projects Based on Skill and Creativity

Concrete Stamping Enjoys a Resurgence of Popularity

stamping concrete walkway

Rainbow MagicLand, Valmontone, Italy
Stamping Concrete in Cold Weather

Men on a concrete construction job site, snow flying through the air, contemplating their decorative concrete stamping job ahead.This stamping won't warm your feet, but it will fill your bank account in the winter months. Here are some tips to get your cold weather concrete stamping jobs going.

Beautiful Decorative Concrete Projects In San Diego

Lithomosaic in San Diego sunburst colorful yellows and oranges spoke from the center.San Diego County is known far and wide for its beautiful weather, interesting people and endless summer atmosphere. So it was with great anticipation when San Diego was picked as the site for the 2016 Concrete Decor Show Sept. 25-29 that it was destined to be one showstopper of a show. And all indications point to that premonition coming true.

Build the Perfect Pool Deck: Part 3 of 3 Finishing the Deck

Salt Water Pools Concrete Deck Sealer

A Concrete Hardscape Project At Greenwood Park Mall
Artisan in Concrete: Paul Schneider, Patterned Concrete of Cincinnati

Stamped concrete patio by Paul Schneider

Product Focus: Cracked Mud Seamless Skin from Brickform
A Company that Listens - Proline Concrete Tools

Vine concrete stamps from Proline Concrete Tools.Close communication with contractors has helped Proline perfect its offerings and maintain its position as a leader in the industry.

Cost-saving Innovations in Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete, mocha brown stone likeSome mistakenly view the decorative concrete world as 100 percent committed to overlays, stain and polished concrete, but counting out concrete stamping is a mistake. Stamped concrete is the cornerstone of decorative concrete, and my belief is that this will not change anytime soon.

Concrete Walkway and Columbariums Transform Garden

Decorative Concrete Columbariums

Integrally Colored Concrete at Fort Worth's Skateboard Central

Decorative concrete used in Dallas skateparkThe concrete in a skate park must be completely smooth to accommodate a skateboard’s small, hard 40 to 55 mm urethane wheels, yet also be nonslippery.

Prepping Your Finished Concrete Surface for a Sealer

How to fix cloudy sealer on concrete surfaces.

Surface preparation is a commonly used term in the decorative concrete industry. An argument can be made that it might even just be the most used term in the industry. We hear or read about it most often when dealing with overlays and stains. Grind, scarify, acid etch, etc.

Trowel & Error: Maintaining and Resealing Stamped Concrete
Pacific Palette Saw-Cut Joint Tool from Pacific Palette Concrete Products
Vegas Artisan Puts Fresh Concrete Stamp on Venerable Casino

Stamped concrete walkway in Las Vegas

Decorative Concrete Fort Worth: Wood and Brick Looks Provide Elegant Solutions

Stamped concrete walkway in Fort Worth, Texas

Concrete Questions: How Should You Color Your Stamped Concrete?

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