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1. Choosing the Best Blade for the Concrete Task

Engrave a crete saw grooving concreteDiamonds may be forever in jewelry and James Bond movies, but when it comes to the workaday world, not so much. If they were, a good diamond saw blade could be passed on from father to son.

By K. Schipper
2. Colors Come in Warm and Cool Hues

Black is not just black. When used full strength, it's a warm black. When diluted, it becomes a cooler brown. Think about that for a second.Talking to a client about color choices can be difficult. Many times, clients say they want brown, which is about the vaguest statement a client can make. In the last article, we focused on asking if they wanted it to be light or dark. This time we want to know if they want a warm or a cool brown. Warm and cool attributes are very much like lights and darks.

By Rick Lobdell
3. Mall of Concrete Visitors Enjoy Shopping Spree at Decorative Concrete LIVE!

Decorative Concrete LIVE! presented the Mall of Concrete at World of Concrete 2018 to display concrete's versatile uses in retails settingsDecorative Concrete LIVE! presented the Mall of Concrete at World of Concrete 2018 to display concrete’s versatile uses in retails settings

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4. Election of ASCC Officers 2018

Chris Forster, Largo Concrete, Tustin, CA, has been elected first vice president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2018-2019. Bill Bramschreiber, Glendora, CA; Anthony DeCarlo, Cincinnati, OH; and Mario Garza, Southville, MI, were re-elected vice-presidents. Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, NC, was re-elected treasurer.  Aaron Gregory, Columbus, MS; Cory Lee, Kennesaw, GA; and Kevin Riley, Baltimore, MD were elected as directors and Bob Dalrymple, Cleveland, OH; Peter Emmons, Columbia, MD; Chris Klemeske, San Diego, CA; and Thomas Zinchiak, Woodbine, MD were re-elected directors. 

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5. 2018 Decorative Concrete LIVE!
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6. The Value of Color is Important to Concrete Design

The Value of Color is Important to Concrete DesignSo far, I’ve written a lot about math and my love for it as it is truly my favorite part of my decorative concrete work process. Recently, however, I’ve been getting requests to turn my attention to color, which I think would be a nice change of pace. Let me warn you in advance: If you thought talking math with me was complex, wait until you hear my take on color theory. I can go on for days.

By Rick Lobdell
7. Designing Scrolling Art for a Sprawling Concrete Patio

Scrolling Through a PatioFor the first time in this series, I’m basing my article on a current job I just finished. In the last one, I introduced scrollwork as a design element. I was still focused on symmetry and using scrollwork as a larger medallion in a room.

By Rick Lobdell
8. How to Create a Scroll Design on Concrete

Scrolls embellish elaborate designs in concreteThe theory of using the coordinates to plot points can be used anywhere in the room. It doesn’t only have to be about medallions. This is where I ask you to question what a medallion is to you.

By Rick Lobdell
9. How to Use the Cartesian Coordinates to Plot Points for Designs

Medallions Part 3: Courting the Cartesian CoordinatesOne of the most influential theories of math is called the Cartesian coordinates. The adjective, Cartesian, refers to the French mathematician and philosopher René Descartes who published this idea in 1637. Cartesian coordinates are the foundation of analytic geometry.

By Rick Lobdell
10. For Outdoor Rooms, Consumer Tastes Extend Beyond the Basics

Consumer tastes extend beyond the basicsConcrete patios and pool decks have long set a standard for basic backyards. But today’s consumers want much more than the basics and the industry is complying. Due to more efficient tools and techniques, complex designs can be installed quicker, easier and at a fraction of the cost.

By Vanessa Salvia

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