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Terrazzo Artistry Delivers Glitz to McCarran Terminal

Not Just Another Skate in the ParkLas Vegas’ McCarran Airport put its money down in a bet on a vibrant, colorful and imaginative new look for the airport’s Terminal 1 ticketing and baggage claim area.

Joe Maty
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.

Jan 22, 2018
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.

Jan 22, 2018
Inspiration finds form in Decorative Concrete: Airspeed Skateparks

Skilled skater dude on a skate ramp he built with his friends in Oregon.Plenty of people can work with concrete and make functional and aesthetically pleasing interior and exterior structures. A skatepark, however, is a different animal. In addition to having a sound structural plan and fresh features, a great park needs a crew that understands motion.

Mary Ann Petersen
Dec 1, 2002
Scofield Decorative Concrete Awards

Artistic Concrete Grand Prize WinnerAfter 100 years in the decorative concrete industry, L. M. Scofield Co. knows a thing or two about beautiful, standout projects. As it marks its centennial, the company also marks its seventh annual Decorative Concrete Awards, given to contractors, architects or designers doing exceptional work using Scofield systems.

Amy Johnson
Introducing Carlos Perez of Custom Concrete Designs

Stained concrete floor in a color burst of rays coming out of a star.At just 34 years old, Perez is the owner and manager of Custom Concrete Designs Florida, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The relatively new business is making its mark in South Florida and beyond.

Joe Maty
The Rewards and Realities of Concrete Color Restoration

One man's loss can be another man's gain, though, and so it goes in the decorative concrete business if restoration work has a place in the portfolio.Unlike a fine wine, decorative concrete does not always age well.

Joe Maty
Aug 1, 2013
Concrete Contractors Across The Country Share Insights on What Helps Them Succeed

Contractors across the country share insights on what helps them succeedWhile surveying my peers, I discovered that contractors approach projects differently and require a great variety of tools to get the job done. Perhaps this is why our industry is so innovative and unique.

Karen Keyes
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame: The 2011 Inductees

Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees

The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame announced its first group of honorees at the 2010 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training, in Phoenix, Ariz.  It was only fitting that the Hall of Fame welcome its 2011 inductees at the 2011 Concrete Decor Show, held last March in Nashville, Tenn.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Apr 9, 2011
Ultimate Entertaining Backyard Has Cast-Concrete Features

beautiful outdoor pool with view of mountains“Graceful Curves.” That’s what Scott Cohen and his team at Green Scene Landscaping and Swimming Pools call a recent backyard masterpiece in Malibu, California. Cohen describes it as the ultimate entertaining backyard that has everything and then some — including a pool that makes you feel like you’re in a giant lake.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Knowing When and Why to Say No

three older men discussing a serious matter concerning concreteAt first, everything seemed perfect as my salesman and I finished setting up our booth for the annual home design and remodeling show in Visalia, Calif. Our exhibit location was ideal, our stamp and stain samples strategically located. The weekend crowd was near maximum capacity and everything seemed ripe for booking plenty of new accounts.

Doug Carlton
Aug 3, 2013
Ralph Gasser

Ralph got his start in the industry when he was just 16, when he worked as a laborer at a concrete company. At the time it was only a way to make ends meet, but Ralph quickly grew passionate about concrete and its possibilities. “Driving around Hollywood, I would be looking at all of the flat driveways and thinking about how much you could do,” he says.


Feb 7, 2013
Seminary Receives Concrete Application Using Pure Texture

Seminary wall coated with Pure Texture concrete coating with arched openings into a room.In his 40 years of working in the masonry and general construction industry, Dominick Freda has never been involved with a project of the magnitude of the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, a traditional Roman Catholic facility situated on 1,100 acres in Dillwyn, Virginia, not far from Charlottesville.

Jacqueline Valle
Apr 7, 2017
Tsunami-inspired concrete art

Empowering Children a piece of concrete art created by Steven Ochs and Gerald Taylor at the World of Concrete 2005Steven Ochs and Gerald Taylor, hoping to inspire others to lend a helping hand to tsunami victims, created this concrete composition that shows the power and determination of children everywhere.

May 10, 2005
Filling Joints in Decorative Concrete

Filling contraction joints, control joints - Control joints are cuts placed into the concrete at the time of pouring, or shortly after, to control random cracking in concrete. This works by creating a weakened area in the slab -- concrete cracks follow the path of least resistance.Control joints are cuts placed into the concrete at the time of pouring, or shortly after, to control random cracking in concrete. This works by creating a weakened area in the slab — concrete cracks follow the path of least resistance.

Nick Dancer
Jul 1, 2014
Introducing Rare Earth Labs, Inc.

Hand Engraved concrete stones were individually stained with Rare Earth colors.Making concentrated concrete stains in Arkansas, with these stains water makes them better.

Bob Graham
Feb 8, 2001
Colorful advice for your next Concrete Project

He bought some salmon, sliced them in half and laid them in freshly poured concrete, even going so far as to arrange some of the fish so that they looked like they were swimming up the stairs.“Never hand a customer a color chart,” cautions Lee Levig, owner of Concrete Works in the San Francisco area. It not only may overwhelm them with choices but it may take away an advantage you may be unaware of.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
May 2, 2005
Contractors Strike Gold Polishing Driveways

Polishing concrete driveways

Polishing contractors take note: There may be a future in grinding and sealing concrete driveways.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Sep 4, 2012
Who Stands Behind The Words We Read?

Paper will not refuse ink. What do I mean by that? Well, there is nothing more important in business than to represent yourself honestly and consistently, and ideally that is how your competition will address itself … and you.

Peter Wagner, CSI
May 7, 2008
J&M Lifestyles, Randolph, N.J.

With a history in decorative concrete stretching back to the 1930s, J&M Lifestyles brings generations of experience and expertise to all of its projects.

Erin F. Ansley
Mar 12, 2008
Carlton's Corner: Are You a Well-Kept Secret?

Please take a second to answer this question, because ignoring it could very well cost you a lot of money. Are you a well-kept secret?

Doug Carlton
Feb 11, 2011