Vol. 20 No. 2 - February/March 2020
The jury’s in for the most recent rendition of Decorative Concrete LIVE! presented Feb. 4-7 during World of Concrete 2020 in Las Vegas.
Like many in the restaurant industry, we have converted our dining room floors over to polished concrete. Many people believe that a correctly installed polished floor is a one-time thing. It’s concrete, right? It’ll last forever.
Are polyaspartics part of your concrete coating mix? They may not be — yet. The word is some concrete contractors are afraid of them because of their fast set-times.
Do you know the single-most important ingredient in a concrete countertop that can make or break a business? If you thought concrete, think again — it’s the sealer.
You might think that rappelling from cliffs, learning about orangutan habitats and studying the prehistoric skeleton of a triceratops are activities without much relevance to decorative concrete.
Do you really understand how the products you use on your decorative projects work? One of my “Seven Steps to Success Before You Start a Project” states that you should “understand the products and process.” Using the product is not enough. You have to really know what it is, what it’s made of, how it works, and how to properly use it.
The world’s great deposits of synthetic rock were once concentrated in zoos, theme parks and the occasional museum exhibit. But times have changed, and these days, faux rock is cropping up all over, from backyard pools and spas to shopping-mall waterfalls.
The 27th annual National Concrete Canoe Competition was held June 19 - 21. 2014 at the University of Pittsburg Johnstown. The National Concrete Canoe Competition is a project which allows civil engineering students an opportunity to get practical, hands-on experience in concrete design.
Experts share some secrets for honing your concrete stamping skills.
Catering to his client’s passion for fine wine, Scott Cohen, owner of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif., crafted this striking outdoor serving counter, which incorporates more than 200 recycled wine bottles.
Decorative Concrete LIVE! turns its attention this year to concrete’s impact on retail space old and new with aesthetically pleasing and sustainable vertical and horizontal applications during World of Concrete.
Jon Kopp of Quality Epoxy LLC in Gilbert, Arizona, got into metallic systems strictly by accident. And now, after 20 years in business, he wouldn’t change anything.
Remember the days when you could simply name your company “AAA Concrete” to ensure your business would appear first in the local directory? Those days are behind us. We now live in an era when “Google” is a verb.
This elegant color combination is the way to go for a simple design that calls for a two-toned color scheme.
In his 68 years, Jim Vermillion has mastered many skills: military officer, airline pilot, inventor, seagoing kayak adventurer, business owner.
But he hasn’t been able to get the hang of retirement.
The Concrete Promotional Group of Greater Kansas City has announced its annual Excellence in Concrete Awards. The awards recognize outstanding work in concrete construction in the greater Kansas City area, comprised of parts of Missouri and Kansas.
In the hills of Southern Indiana lies a massive steel and concrete structure steeped in history. The Viaduct — also known locally as the Tulip Trestle, the Richland Creek Viaduct, the Green County Viaduct and officially, Bridge X75-6, according to Bloomingpedia — was once the largest railroad trestle in the United States.
With integrally colored concrete, color problems are frequently the result of poor ﬁnishing techniques. Tips for finishing integrally colored concrete.