Vol. 1 No. 3 - Fall 2001
Structurally unbeatable, decorative forms and form-liners are creating a timely and profitable advantage on more and more jobsites, big and small.
Discovering the right tools and techniques can make pictures in concrete very fun and rewarding.
Selecting the right diamond blade to run on concrete saws is the best way to maximize your equipment investment. More and more companies offer diamond blades. But how can a contractor choose the right blade for the right saw?
Repairing cracks properly is one thing, making them a part of your design concept is becoming a popular alternative.
Super smooth concrete, buffed to a gloss, seems too nice for a hardware store, much less a warehouse place. Don't be fooled. The near-mirror finish not only looks good and is tough, it also saves money by dramatically cutting the labor and materials needed to clean and maintain it.
When Mark Donaldson and partner Rebecca Meyers saw a decorative concrete floor they knew instantly this was the product they were seeking. Impressed with decorative concrete's cost-efficiency, durability and unlimited design potential they were quick to recognize its commercial possibilities.
Rolling Along! Slip Stone System Enhances Extruded Walls. For extruded form wall applications, decorative concrete is no longer a stranger.
Quick Release Block Forms for creating large landscape concrete blocks are available in a variety of sizes. Liners can create various rock and stone patterns and last for a minimum of 100+ uses under normal conditions
A new roller tool to enhance the grout lines of imprinted concrete.
The 1-5HH is an excellent tool for cleaning concrete or doing a decorative profile to horizontal or vertical surfaces.
Concrete is being used as a final interior flooring surface in direct competition with wood, tile, marble, and slate. Concrete surfaces can be stained, scored, sandblasted, overlayed and stamped — or a combination of the above.
Each slab of concrete is unique, polishing it can require a lot of experience and often involves the attendant mistakes. Advanced Floor Products in Provo, Utah, decided to develop a concrete-polishing technology to eliminate some of the guesswork.
The “Torpedo Groover” from Slip Industries has become an invaluable tool for the guys that know its advantages in placing control joints but as a decorative hand tool it has also taken on some slick advantages.
Here’s a great garden sprayer that Marvin Dodson at Rare Earth Labs was recently using while demonstrating the use of his acid etch stain products.
Concrete Decor had the opportunity of participating in a Scofield Institute training seminar in San Jose, Calif. The evening before this two day event we enjoyed a great dinner hosted by the L.M. Scofield Co. The sold-out event included a unique blend of both new and seasoned tradesmen to this “Interiors Workshop.”
Tips and techniques for a successfully adding color to concrete.