Author: Stacey Enesey Klemenc

Stenciled Concrete Walkways Make Great First Impressions

When people pull up to apartment buildings with stenciled decorative concrete walkways, the added amenity adds a certain panache. Moreover, “Stenciled walkways enhance a property,” says Larry Benforado, owner of Creative Coatings in Fort Myers, Florida. “If someone sees a nice walkway, they’ll likely assume the apartments are nice, too.” […]

concrete stencils for driveways

Stenciling Concrete Driveways
Can Direct Business Your Way

If you’re looking to boost a home’s curb appeal, stenciling a plain-Jane concrete driveway could be your golden ticket. “Herringbone brick is the most popular pattern we do,” says Bob Murphy, owner of Distinctive Concrete Coatings in Leesburg, Florida. “Everyone loves that.” Murphy founded the company some 25 years ago […]

Countertop Creativity – Part 1 Imagination and Hard Work Produce Stunning Results

A random sampling of concrete countertops created across the country display the ingenuity of a cadre of today’s decorative concrete artisans. Read on for an overview of three projects: One up on granite Shane Moseley, a concrete artisan by trade, moonlights as a graphic artist in his spare time. So […]

And now there are two:
Dock featured in Concrete Decor
inspires contractor to build his own

Back in 2017 Jim Sanguedolce got to the last page of his August/September issue of Concrete Decor and saw the Final Pour pictures of a custom stamped concrete dock. It looked like it was floating over a lake … and it made a lasting impression. Right then and there, the owner […]

wood-look concrete designs

Wood Wins in Concrete Designs

Concrete and real wood don’t usually mix well when used together in a design because of wood’s inherent shrinking characteristics. However, wood-look concrete designs can be a winning combination in a variety of ways. Park perks Contractor and regular Concrete Decor contributor Karen Keyes recently wrote about how more and […]

The front of the Texas Rangers Global Life Field in Arlington, Texas

Concrete is a Hit at the
New Texas Rangers Ballfield

Work on Globe Life Field — the Texas Rangers’ brand-new retractable-roof baseball ballpark in Arlington, Texas — was nearing completion when BEAM Concrete Construction, the decorative concrete subcontractor, hit a snag, color-matching concrete. Try as it might, the company couldn’t produce integrally colored concrete that would match the expanse placed […]

A concrete floor made to look like a whiskey barrel

His and Hers:
Concrete floors feature a mix of whiskey and stained glass

A Louisiana couple’s offices reflect their personalities with custom-made concrete and epoxy floors. Photos courtesy of Dan Lynch As a man who appreciates good whiskey, Dan Lynch thought what better motif for his office than a concrete floor that resembled a whiskey barrel and featured bigger-than-life labels from some of […]