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2019 Concrete Decor Show Focuses on New Products and Demos

Training and demos at the 2019 Concrete Decor ShowBringing new products to the people is part of what the Concrete Decor Show is all about. The four-day event slated for Oct. 28-31, 2019 at the Arlington Convention Center in Texas will also emphasize demonstrating those new products using state-of-the-art techniques during exhibition days as well as at the show’s workshops and seminars.

Editors
Jun 5, 2019
Diversify with Direction When Expanding Your Business

A nice patio set on a stamped concrete patio that has been stained a tan color.There are a lot of questions that don’t always have easy answers. Fortunately, plenty of people have headed out in different directions within the concrete industry and found the journey has taken them to a pretty good place.

K. Schipper
Jun 5, 2019
Seal Exposed Aggregate Concrete for Best Results

A penetrating sealer preserves the concrete without changing the look, allowing the exposed aggregate to retain its natural appearance and color.Exposed aggregate concrete is a decorative concrete look that will enhance the curb appeal of driveways, pool decks, sidewalks and patios. It’s achieved when the top layer of concrete has been removed to expose the rocks underneath.

Tyler Stephens
Jun 13, 2019
Pouring Concrete with Acid Staining in Mind

Pouring concrete that is to be stainedWhen preparing a brand new concrete surface to be acid-stained, don’t take anything for granted. Every step of the new concrete pour contains elements that might affect the quality of your acid stain job.

Nick Dancer
Nov 10, 2013
Arcus Contoured Masonry Blade from Arcus Inc.

Masonry blade for cutting concrete

It occurred to the owner of Arcus that there must be an easier way to make contoured cuts than with a router. A few hours later, she was rolling a rimless, contoured salad plate on its edge, watching as it traced a perfectly smooth, contoured path. Thus, the Arcus Contoured Blade was born.

Editors
Feb 13, 2008
Solid Branding: Tips on Websites, Logos and Business Cards

Solid Branding: Tips on Websites, Logos and Business CardsDecorative concrete requires an artisan’s touch. You do beautiful work and the results speak for themselves. But like your work, your company image and brand identity should speak to that same level of quality. The modern consumer trusts brands that look professional and have a clean look.

Brandon Farmer
Jan 26, 2018
Concrete Apartment Building Emphasizes 'Square Frame as a Whole'

S ituated in the Otowa district of Tokyo's Bunkyo ward, the Modelia Days apartment building is very close to the Gokokuji temple, which was established in the Edo era (1603-1868) as a place of prayer for members of the shogunate, a feudal regime of Japan.Situated in the Otowa district of Tokyo’s Bunkyo ward, the Modelia Days apartment building is very close to the Gokokuji temple, which was established in the Edo era (1603-1868) as a place of prayer for members of the shogunate, a feudal regime of Japan.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Apr 27, 2018
Stamping Concrete the Old-Fashioned Way

How to stamp concrete without texture mats or texture skins.Unique Concrete, a family-run business out of West Milford, N.J., stamps concrete without the stamp and texture mats of today. Instead, they use old-fashioned tools to create a layer of what they call “cast-in-place concrete tile or stone.”

Todd Fisher
Sep 4, 2012
Lending a Hand with Concrete

A concrete form created from hand prints of children attending a school in Orlando, Florida. Over a period of nine days, future students of the school were bussed to the site, where they cast their hands for posterity into the tilt wall panels, using almost five tons of plaster in the process.

Editors
Feb 9, 2004
Innovative New Tools That Will Help the Polishing Contractor

Innovation in polished concreteThe concrete polishing industry has seen technical developments in abrasives, chemicals and equipment over the years. Most of these developments have led to polishing contractors increasing production and reducing job costs for increased profit.

Jim Cuviello
Recipe: Monolithic Planter Boxes with Benches

Structures like these - with a smooth, weathered surface and a nature-inspired pattern, cast in relief - have the power to turn unused sidewalk space into a lush roadside minipark.Structures like these - with a smooth, weathered surface and a nature-inspired pattern, cast in relief - have the power to turn unused sidewalk space into a lush roadside minipark.

Randall Klassen
Oct 15, 2010
Curing Newly Placed Concrete and Finished Concrete Slabs (Part 2 of 3)

Curing is an integral part of the concrete placement process. When portland cement and water mix, they activate a process called Curing is an integral part of the concrete placement process. When portland cement and water mix, they activate a process called “hydration.”

David Stephenson
Jul 15, 2015
Super-Krete Micro-Bond

Bright red dice done with a concrete coating at the world of concrete in 2006 by Super-Krete surrounded by sparkling black.Super-Krete's waterproof deck system. On this floor, Super-Krete Micro-Bond were applied over the company's Bond-Kote and sanded down to achieve an ultra-smooth finish.

Editors
Feb 13, 2006
Concrete Acid Stain Jobs Don't Get Much Bigger Than This

terracotta stained concrete high rise residential development in Zapopan Photos courtesy of Joe Maty Rinconada Margaritas, Zapopan, Mexico larger architectural concrete exteriorMassive, huge, humongous— pick your superlative, as any or all can be applied to the Rinconada Margaritas high-rise residential development in Zapopan, Mexico.

Joe Maty
Jan 10, 2017
Art Professor Devises Original Arkansas Razorback Design on Concrete

Arkansas Razorback mascot on acid stained floorSteven Ochs, who holds a master's of fine art degree and is a professor of art and chair of the department of art and design at Southern Arkansas University, shared these photos of his latest project.

Editors
Jul 3, 2014
Sept. 11 Memorial Honors Loss with "Reflecting Absence" Design

A look across the Memorial Fountains at Ground Zero in New York City.Architect Michael Arad, along with landscape architect Peter Walker, designed the memorial to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pa. The memorial also honors the six people killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Editors
Feb 15, 2012
Concrete Hardscape Contractor Gets Creative With Glass

Glass is a fabulous way to introduce various colors, textures and even fiber-optic lighting, he says. Sometimes he even uses glass to incorporate a client's hobby or interest.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.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Jul 14, 2018
Testing Decorative Concrete Overlays: Compression Strength vs. Adhesion

A case can be made that any test result can help better define how a product will perform, but when it comes to decorative overlays some tests are more meaningful than others.What is the most important test when it comes to evaluating decorative concrete overlays? A case can be made that any test result can help better define how a product will perform, but when it comes to decorative overlays some tests are more meaningful than others.

Chris Sullivan
Nov 29, 2018
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