Vol. 19 No. 6 – August/September 2019

Finding Success within the Decorative Concrete Industry

A few years back, L.M. Scofield celebrated its 100th anniversary. Next January, Sundek will celebrate 50 years, and Concrete Decor is about to hit its 20-year mark. While there are numerous other companies worth noting, these benchmarks convey success within our decorative concrete industry. Ten years ago the Concrete Decor Show was […]

Here are some things to take into consideration when building ICF Safe Rooms:

ICF Safe Rooms Offer Shelter From Natural Disasters

Tornadoes are extremely dangerous natural disasters that can come with little to no warning. People who live in tornado-prone areas, as well as those in hurricane locales, should have a safe place to go when bad weather hits. In the worst-case scenario, not having a proper safe place to retreat to can become a death sentence for homeowners and/or their families. 

Concrete chess table in a swimming pool

Concrete Chess Table Stars in Backyard Spa Remodel

Transforming tired and dated backyard retreats into personal and welcoming family havens just so happens to be Scott Cohen’s specialty. This specialty shows itself in a recent project featuring a concrete chess table. “Decorative concrete continues to be a growing trend in our high-end swimming pool and outdoor kitchen designs,” […]

Quartz Versus Limestone: Which sand is better in concrete overlays?

Concrete overlays’ strength comes from combining specific amounts of portland cement, sand, water and polymer. Sand type is an important component in decorative concrete and concrete overlays because overlays are typically applied thinner than standard concrete, yet still need to withstand the forces of foot and automobile traffic. Research and […]

Today’s Concrete Overlays are Durable and Good Looking

A baker knows when there’s a disaster in the kitchen. However, sometimes a little bit of icing can go a long way toward redemption. Concrete contractors have a similar option with overlays and an unsightly slab: The overlaid section not only looks better, but the chemistry behind today’s concrete overlays […]