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2017 Concrete Decor Show Leaves Lasting Marks on Florida Resort

2017 Concrete Decor Show Leaves Lasting Marks on Florida ResortDuring the 2017 Concrete Decor Show, the resort was buzzing with people talking about the improvements that were transforming the grounds and some of the facilities on the resort. From pools and walkways to countertops and floors, projects were conducted by seasoned professionals and completed by novices and decorative concrete veterans alike.

Editors
Jan 22, 2018
The Mall of Concrete is Open for Business!

The Mall of Concrete is Open for Business!If you were impressed with last year’s Decorative Concrete LIVE! debut, have we got more in store for you! World of Concrete attendees will look at vertical applications of decorative concrete in a whole new way after this year’s take on retail spaces inside and out.

Editors
Jan 22, 2018
2017 Concrete Decor Show

2017 Concrete Decor ShowHeld at the sprawling Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club just north of Tampa in Palm Harbor, Florida, it drew participants from around the world to partake in workshops held on the resort premises, a full roster of educational seminars and panels, and a two-day exposition that featured power trowel polishing and artisans demonstrating decorative vertical applications.

Editors
Jan 22, 2018
Water Weeping Walls: Building an Indoor Waterfall

Weeping walls are a water feature in which the water trickles down the side of a wall, a piece of glass or a similar surface. They can be built inside or outside, but they are becoming more popular in residential homes.Weeping walls are a water feature in which the water trickles down the side of a wall, a piece of glass or a similar surface.

Editors
May 29, 2009
Texturetop, A Superior Stampable Cementitious Topping

Bob Harris presses embossing skins onto fresh concrete.Inside or out, the new stampable topping from L.M. Scofield Company offers exciting new opportunities for contractors.

Robert Harris and Bruce Hackett
Dec 9, 2001
A Primer on Pozzolans

Portland cement consists primarily of calcium silicates. When mixed with water, a chemical reaction known as hydration creates calcium silicate hydrate (CSH). Needle-like crystals of CSH interlock to hold concrete together, almost like a glue.Portland cement consists primarily of calcium silicates. When mixed with water, a chemical reaction known as hydration creates calcium silicate hydrate (CSH). Needle-like crystals of CSH interlock to hold concrete together, almost like a glue.

Michael Chusid
Mar 1, 2005
Aggregate Choices Can Add Dimension to Concrete Work

Aggregate added to concrete mix can add a designer element that normal pea gravel cannot..Naturally colored aggregate, varying dramatically from region to region, can add unusual dimension to your decorative concrete work.

Christina Camara
Nov 2, 2005
Decorative Concrete Contractor Finds Success By Staying Up On Trends

Decorative drain placed in stained concrete on pool deck.Networking and new techniques help keep John Belarde’s Seattle-area decorative concrete outfit on the sunny side.

Kelly O'Brien
Jan 7, 2010
How To: Installing an Oven Hood Part 3

Jeff Kudrick, Illustrations by Rob Bynum
Jun 5, 2012
Mix Messages: How Performance Admixtures Affect Integral Color

Air-entrained concrete also gives workers something to sink their trowels into -- a creamy, foamy topping that some say responds better than straight concrete. Does the use of admixtures change the intensity of integral color?

John Strieder
Wood Plank Concrete - Concrete That Looks Like Wood - Yes! It's Concrete

Keefe Duhon concrete wood plank floor

Vanessa Salvia
Jul 15, 2015
What's The Best Way to Strip Sealers from Stamped Concrete?

Stripping sealer from stamped concreteQuestion: How do I strip sealer from my stamped concrete patio? The installer used color hardener. Will I lose the color off the top when I strip?

Chris Sullivan
Jul 5, 2014
A Burning Question: To Burnish or Not to Burnish your Concrete?

Concrete surface have vast opportunities after burnishingAn old technique with new applications. Burnishing can open up a whole array of visual opportunities for concrete surfaces.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Aug 17, 2002
Concrete and Glass Mosaic Map of Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Placing of glass pieces into concrete to create mapIn 2005, Mesolini Glass Studio was commissioned by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island to create a concrete-and-glass mosaic map of the island to be placed at the new Rotary Gateway Park.

Editors
Feb 22, 2007
Build the Perfect Pool Deck Part 2 of 3: Coping

Walking into the deep end on a pool frame

Jason Geiser
Polished, Stamped And Stained Concrete for Microbrewery Facilities

Polished concrete brewery floor - There's a brew-ha-ha over craft beers these days. And no wonder -- with an average of 1.5 breweries opening daily, according to the Brewers Association in Boulder, Colorado, it's not a stretch to say new ones are popping up faster than a fresh keg can be tapped.There’s a brew-ha-ha over craft beers these days. And no wonder — with an average of 1.5 breweries opening daily, according to the Brewers Association in Boulder, Colorado, it’s not a stretch to say new ones are popping up faster than a fresh keg can be tapped.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Nov 14, 2014
Perfectly Unpretty: Concrete Work in Illinois Holocaust Museum Speaks to Design Aesthetic

The front entrance of the Illinois Holocaust Museum Concrete Re-Surfacing Technologies Inc. of Palos Park, Ill., was brought in to finish 8,000 square feet of plain concrete floor at the new Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, one of the nation's largest memorials to the loss of millions of innocent lives during some of Europe's darkest hours. 

David Searls
Jan 7, 2010
J.C. Penney Chooses Polished Concrete Over Other Flooring Options

A huge national remodeling project for the department store chain has kept concrete polishing contractors busy this year.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Oct 21, 2012
The Importance of Bonding Primers

A primer on primers! Here's some information on pretreatments that will stick with you.

Dave Searls
Concrete Comes to Light

Concrete couldn't possibly glow or transmit light ... right? Wrong. Three head-turning products LiTraCon, Sensitile, and Ambient Glow Technology prove otherwise.

Kelly O'Brien
Preparing for the Pump: Working With Pressure-Applied Concrete.

Decorative shotcrete is catching on, and as with any decorative concrete technique, there’s a learning curve. Here, we cover mix design, prep work and more.

Jack Innis
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