Vol. 4 No. 2 – April/May 2004

Concrete Homes Grow in Popularity and Stand the Test of Time

The ancient Romans had the right idea. If you want a structure to last for centuries, shelve the sticks. Build it out of concrete.

And although most Europeans grasped onto this concept eons ago — their dwellings are built to be passed on from generation to generation — it’s taken the less frugal Americans awhile longer to literally bring the concept home.

A-H Stained Glass Floor System: High-Gloss Film for Concrete Floors

The A-H Stained Glass Floor System, from Anti-Hydro International, is a solventbased system that creates a vibrant-colored, transparent, high-gloss film for concrete and masonry floors.

The coating, which goes on in four layers, contains no pigments and creates beautiful colors by changing the refractive index of light, like a precious stone.