Vol. 18 No. 5 - July 2018
One of the glitches of combining glass aggregate with portland cement is that the combination may trigger alkali-silica reaction (ASR).
One way to add color to an existing or new slab is to add a touch of glass — or more if you want to make a bolder statement.
Scott Cohen, owner of Green Scene Landscaping & Pools in the Los Angeles area, has been designing and building concrete countertops for more than 20 years.
Audiences in France loved the comedy of Jerry Lewis in his Hollywood heyday. Go figure. So, should it be a baffling head-scratcher to learn about a billionaire Italian jewelry and luxury goods magnate being smitten with vintage Buicks?
The Mongoose 411, from Engrave-a-Crete, is a compact engraving saw with a powerful, high-rpm motor. Designed specifically for decorative concrete, it will enable you to easily cut beautiful patterns and designs with great accuracy, whether you’re making straight lines or circles.
School flooring has long been the domain of carpet and vinyl.
That’s changing. Officials who run elementary and secondary schools (and even colleges) are becoming aware of concrete flooring as an option. And concrete flooring professionals have begun to notice schools as a market.
Contractors share customer-service tips that help make their businesses successful.
If you’re looking to expand your repertoire beyond stamping, staining and coloring concrete, there is a host of surfacing alternatives — some old, some new — just waiting to be explored.
To sample just a few of the flavors of decorative concrete that can be found in the newest restaurants, follow us to Modesto, Calif., San Diego, Calif., Covington, La., and St. Louis, Mo.
A step by step process of an overlay concrete floor with an acid etch stain process.
If you want to install garage floor coatings properly and create a profit, you must understand that not everyone is your customer. The price tag on the kit in the box store has already created a perceived value or cost to complete the job in many customers’ mind.
Being next door to the Artistry in Concrete competition at the World of Concrete 2015, Steven Ochs knew he had to bring his A game to the Smith Paint Products booth. Ochs, a decorative concrete artisan and chairman of the department of art and design for Southern Arkansas University, presented several designs to the Brunners, owners of the family-run business.
Measuring tools are designed to make your job easier. Here are a few on the market that might be just the right trick to complete your decorative project.
Mix designs are always a little tricky. As most Concrete Decor readers are not architects or engineers, there is a lot of risk associated with modifying a designed and engineered concrete mix.
In Southern California, grinding and polishing concrete that was placed 20 or 30 years ago is fairly common. However, burnishing concrete that’s more than a century old is a rare task for any contractor.
>Countertops were the name of the game at a recent workshop sponsored by the Institute for American Craftsmanship in Eugene, Oregon. Offering its participants valuable experience in making precast and cast-in-place countertops, decorative concrete tiles and even concrete stools.
When you think about it, the relatively low percentage of callbacks and problems compared to the overall amount of work performed says a lot about the caliber of installers and the industry as a whole.
A head in the clouds is bad for business. Luckily, the Kolleck family does not have that problem. They have focused on floors for six decades, and their business, Seamless Floor Coatings Inc., is successful because of it.