Vol. 6 No. 3 - June/July 2006
Concrete Decor publisher goes on a whirlwind trip to Italy and finds that European contractors are eager to learn more about how Italian concrete contractors do decorative concrete.
Discover why vertical staining is catching on despite some application challenges.
Is it redwood or is it concrete? A Sacramento contractor creates a Native American health center with reactive-stained walls
Reinforce your knowledge and make structurally strong concrete countertops.
Beyond the beauty of its surface, a well-made pool deck can keep your customers cool and safe.
Tips for mastering the art of joint placement in a concrete slab.
A seminar at World of Concrete Asia was titled "What's New in Decorative Concrete," showed off colorful pictures of stamping, staining, overlays, polishing, concrete countertops and vertically carved concrete.
Contractors share customer-service tips that help make their businesses successful.
Dye-N-Seal from Brickform is a translucent dye designed to penetrate and color any non-porous cement-based surface. It can be used with or without a stain.
Cary Grant (no, not that Cary Grant) went from making his living stripping floors to discovering a passion for concrete staining.
Take the pressure off with air-entraining agents with a pressure release.
An in-depth study on mix design for polished concrete.
Around the pool is a beach design GLC3 planned for the Dolphin Mall in Miami. He applied an overlay and created an ocean blue both in the pool and around it, using SuperStone integral blue color in the overlay and blue SuperStone dyes on the surface.
A beam is a horizontal structural member that spans some open space and is supported near the ends. The beam can then support some weight placed on top of it somewhere between the end supports. A floor joist is a beam. Concrete countertops are also beams.
Vibrators for concrete can be used to move air out of the mix come in all shapes and sizes from ultra portable to versions for the countertop.