Author: Stacey Enesey Klemenc

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 […]

A group of students gathered around blueprints on a jobsite.

Concrete Science Degree Program Aims to Fill Manager Void

The first graduating class in the Concrete Science Technology program at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport received their diplomas in Spring 2020. Prior to that, all seven graduates had already received great job offers, says Frank H. Reber, a construction technology instructor who heads up the two-year associate […]

As part of an office renovation in downtown Chicago, the existing concrete floor was grinded, stenciled, stained and sealed. Part of the process involved manipulating the intensity of the stain and erasing parts of the stencil to create a worn look

Newly Stenciled Concrete Made to Look Worn and Faded

When Robert D. Bauer first laid eyes on Eastlake Studio’s rendering for the new headquarters for Waystar, a healthcare-related technology company in Chicago, it intrigued the president of CCI Flooring. The project involved remodeling an office building in downtown Chicago. Their goal focused on creating a wide-open space with distressed […]

Carved concrete coffee table on a mutli-colored area rug.

Polished Concrete Tops Off Coffee Table

When Cody Carpenter invited Warren Ness as the vertical concrete carving instructor for Carpenter’s Plan B Studio training program last fall in Tacoma, Washington, Ness detailed plans to make a coffee table. It would resemble a large boulder with pops of color, dendritic plant embellishments and a flat top. The […]