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Concrete Decor LIVE! Debuts in Canada

Come Nov. 28-30, Concrete Decor LIVE! will makes its debut at The Buildings Show in the Metro Toronto Convention CentreCome Nov. 28-30, Concrete Decor LIVE! will makes its debut at The Buildings Show in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Ontario to showcase the durability and innovations of decorative and architectural concrete. A combination of five shows in one, The Buildings Show is North America’s largest annual exposition, networking and educational event for design, architecture, construction and real estate.

Editors
Oct 15, 2018
Wine Caves Built with Bridge System

In the heart of northern Michigan wine country near Traverse City, Mari Vineyards opened for business in May 2016.In the heart of northern Michigan wine country near Traverse City, Mari Vineyards opened for business in May 2016. The 31,000-square-foot facility was equipped with the usual amenities of a first-rate winery as well as an extensive underground barrel-aging area that has the qualities of a cave.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Oct 16, 2018
How to Use Sponges to Color Concrete

Applying an overlay to concrete with a rollerI’m not a fan of overlays unless they’re necessary, I continually compete against knockdown finish companies that prefer them. Most of my competition uses overlays on pool decks and patios no matter what. This gives me a unique spin to compete against them.

Rick Lobdell
Oct 16, 2018
Decorative Concrete Calls for Innovative Safety Management

TB Penick construction workers placing an American Flag made of Terrazzo on a slanted concrete surface.Decorative concrete is a highly specialized form of construction. The product itself is unique, the tools, materials and construction methodologies employed are specialized, and the people who produce construction art are creative, dedicated artisans.

Peter Lupo
May 30, 2009
Looking Back at the Year in Polished Concrete

A look back at the year in polished concretePeter Wagner looks back on the industry of polished concrete during the Great Recession all while keeping perspective and hope of the future in mind.

Peter Wagner, CSI
Nov 16, 2008
How to Apply Protective Sealers to Decorative Concrete

Huge garage black and dark gray squares of concrete sealed properly with concrete sealer.Proper application of a sealer is essential to just about every decorative concrete job.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Jul 4, 2005
Green Matters: A Place to Learn about Evolving Green Ideas and Practices

Going green is a process better thought of as I’ve talked to experts on everything from LEED terminology and concrete polishing to sustainable coatings and organic materials. In this process, I’ve noticed that just when you think you know what green means, something changes.

Sherry A. Boyd
Nov 9, 2011
Owner Creates a Precast Concrete Smoking Room in His Yard

Perhaps it was a throwback to his old smoking in the boys roomPerhaps it was a throwback to his old “smoking in the boy’s room” days but a homeowner in Zurich, Switzerland, yearned to have his own private smoking pavilion in his backyard. Instead of a crowded room filled with rule-breaking teenagers, he wanted a quiet, relaxing place where he could sit back and smoke.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Aug 25, 2016
How an Elegant Radius Staircase Was Created Step by Step

Radial steps leading up to a massive mansion.A play by play on an exquisite set of radius steps that was connected to a 3,000 square foot veranda outside a 21,000 square foot home.

Bart Sacco
Feb 12, 2002
Effects with Reactive Stains on Concrete

Reactive stains create unique looks on concrete as the chemical reactions happen.There are unlimited opportunities to create fabulous effects with reactive acid stains. Acid stains are most mutable from the time they are sprayed onto the concrete until the reactive color change develops.

Shellie Rigsby
Dec 8, 2007
A Pictorial Guide to Acid Stained Concrete

Bob Harris's full collection of books and dvdsIf you want an all-encompassing guide to staining concrete floors, check out “Bob Harris’ Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors,” written by Bob Harris, founder and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute in Temple, Georgia.

Editors
Jul 15, 2004
High-traffic Polished Concrete Floor at Dave & Buster's

Polished concrete flooring at Dave and BustersThe owner of Dallas’s Dave and Buster’s sports bar wanted the look of a contemporary football field for the floor. After the floor was polished to an 800 grit, Chris Post of Elite Concrete Solutions delivered that and more.

Vanessa Salvia
Aug 13, 2014
Strong Visuals Add Extra Jolt to Espresso Bar

At the Robusta Espresso Bar in Manhattan's financial district, the dynamism of the high-voltage, high-visibility counter design concept is no caffeine-induced illusion.At the Robusta Espresso Bar in Manhattan’s financial district, the dynamism of the high-voltage, high-visibility counter design concept is no caffeine-induced illusion.

Joe Maty
Jun 15, 2013
Adding Design to Your Concrete Projects

Contrary to what you may think, the best concrete designs do not shout look at meNow that you’ve learned how to stamp and stain, it’s time to give some serious thought to the design of your projects.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
May 1, 2005
Furniture Maker Transforms Concrete Through Design and Technology

Fibonacci Coffee TableKnown for his fusion of innovative creations and cutting-edge work with concrete, Los Angeles designer James DeWulf is introducing his Campaign table. The table will be sold exclusively at all Mecox Garden emporiums.

Editors
Jul 2, 2014
The Ins and Outs of Concrete Floor Grinders

CS Unitec Inc. -- EBS 180 Floor GrinderThe ins and outs of floor grinders on the market today.

Editors
Feb 5, 2008
Adjusting Your Business and Mindset to the New Normal

Adjusting to the new normal of businessAdjusting the way you do business from this day forward is as important as accepting the fact that the "new normal" is very real. It has nothing to do with giving up. I have been lucky enough to be a decorative contractor for many years, and the new normal as I see it is as follows.

Doug Carlton
Apr 9, 2010
Sundek Recognizes 42 Concrete Projects in 2017

Sundek Recognizes 42 Projects in 2017A total of 42 awards were presented at the 2017 Sundek Awards Banquet during the company’s 33rd annual convention in Hilton Fort Worth earlier this year.

Editors
Sep 1, 2017
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