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WOC 2018: Mall of Concrete is Shaping Up

WOC 2018: Mall of Concrete is Shaping UpVisitors to World of Concrete 2018 in Las Vegas Jan. 23-26 will have a chance to get better acquainted with a unique form of, well … concrete forms. The Omaha, Nebraska-based Fox Blocks, a division of Airlite Plastics Co., will provide the wall system for the Mall of Concrete at Decorative Concrete LIVE!

K. Schipper
Dec 8, 2017
Four Chosen for Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame Honor

Four Chosen for Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame HonorThe Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame added four more names to its roster when it welcomed its newest members during a ceremony and dinner held Monday, Nov. 6, at the 2017 Concrete Decor Show in Palm Harbor, Florida. Ben Ashby, David De Angelis and Glen Roman received plaques during the gala, while Francis “Sully” Sullivan was inducted posthumously.

Editors
Dec 8, 2017
Plastic Concrete Forms are a Durable Option to Lumber

Plastic Concrete Forms are a Durable Option to LumberAs a child, who wasn’t thrilled to see the wood forms come out indicating a new sidewalk, driveway or even basement was about to be poured? Today, we know concrete can do so much more, and certainly the forms that helped shape it have changed, too.

K. Schipper
Dec 15, 2017
Color Shines in Prizewinning Stamped Concrete Project

The design for the project evolved during a couple of visits to the site and four or five different sketches for a two-tier patio, plus a lower seating area, on the Krepskys’ sloping yard.

Joe Maty
Color Recipe: Transform Dull Lifeless Concrete with Tinted Liquid Release

Have dull, ugly, once beautiful concrete? Transform your slab by using this color recipe that includes using a tinted liquid release.This recipe is for those clients who call you complaining about a stamped or textured patio that’s become lifeless and dull. With just a few steps and a freshly mixed batch of tinted liquid release agent, you can bring color and depth to those sad surfaces.

Kelly O'Brien
Feb 11, 2011
A-H Stained Glass Floor System: High-Gloss Film for Concrete Floors

vibrant-colored, transparent, high-gloss film for concrete and masonry floors.

The A-H Stained Glass Floor System, from Anti-Hydro International, is a solventbased system that creates a vibrant-colored, transparent, high-gloss film for concrete and masonry floors.

The coating, which goes on in four layers, contains no pigments and creates beautiful colors by changing the refractive index of light, like a precious stone.

Editors
Jun 30, 2004
Why You Should Integrate Infographics Into Your Marketing

Lately, it seems that you can’t read an online article or browse social media without coming across an infographic. Considered one of the most powerful marketing tools in use today, is it just a trend that will soon be on the way out or is there more than meets the eye to this form of visual media?

Lindsay Chelf
Cutting-Edge Concrete Densifiers

Densifying concrete can improve color as well as performance. These innovative materials will help you firm up your surface.Densifying concrete can improve color as well as performance. These innovative materials will help you firm up your surface.

Amy Johnson
May 11, 2009
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
Concrete Countertop Overlays are Finding Favor with Homeowners

Applying a countertop overlayDecorative concrete has become increasingly popular with every passing year, and has evolved from primarily flooring products to use in walls, showers and countertops. Because of the increased popularity in decorative concrete, the used of overlays has grown as well and they have a lot of advantages. 

Mike Besse
Power Trowel Polishing Offers Faster, Less Expensive Polishing Method

Stirring things up in the polished concrete tradeIt’s going to take the industry by storm. It’s a game changer. Revolutionary. In the case of polishing concrete with power trowel machinery, all those phrases might well prove true. Or, maybe not. Revolutionary? You could make that claim. Game changer? Yes, but….

Joe Maty
Dec 22, 2017
Website Considerations for the Decorative Concrete Professional

How to make a better website

Mark Donaldson
Highway 80 Median, Jackson, Miss.

David Searls
Nov 9, 2011
Sanding and Buffing Coatings on Cast Concrete Pieces

Amy Johnson
Jul 9, 2012
Recipe: Haute and Hand-Crafted

This gorgeous interior finish echoes the classic look of Belgium stonework by combining a handful of texture skins with a variety of innovative touches that add to the concrete floor's natural look.This gorgeous interior finish echoes the classic look of Belgium stonework by combining a handful of texture skins with a variety of innovative touches that add to the concrete floor's natural look.

Kelly O'Brien
May 9, 2011
Staying on Top of Stenciling

Concrete toppings developed for stenciling decorative concrete differ from general-purpose overlays in several ways

Loretta Hall
Apr 15, 2007
New Era for Epoxy: The Durable Coating That is Also Decorative

Epoxy coating in black, white and silver depicting the nights sky in slow motion.With the addition of pigments, flakes and powders, these durable coatings can now add plenty of pizzazz to concrete floors.

John Strieder
Dec 1, 2002
Tapes for concrete that help with layout, cutting, blasting

Tapes that make a grout like appearance in concrete overlays. Trimtape Inc., a Georgia company, is unspooling several sticky options for concrete contractors.

Editors
May 6, 2005
Special Effects

Aggregates that glow and sparkle. Scented concrete. Salted concrete. Cremated ashes in concrete ... Just some of the out-there options that are only offered by this industry.

Amy Johnson
Oct 6, 2010
Business & Industry: When Contractors Assume the Role of a Design Consultant

Working with designers as a consultant allows you to influence the specs of your project.

Howard Jancy, CSI, CDT
Jan 7, 2011
Artisan in Concrete: PBC Companies, Brea, Calif.

One of the largest decorative concrete companies in the country is still finding plenty of room to grow.

David Searls
Dec 18, 2008
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