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Vol. 7 No. 4 - June/July 2007

A Decorative Concrete Oasis in the Hills: Griffiths Home, New Braunfels, Texas

Concrete floor stained with orange sun raysDetails Decorative Concrete created and developed many decorative concrete projects from scratch. But the Griffiths Home was different. It contains many interior decorative concrete surfaces already in place, including floors, tub and shower.

By Elizabeth Gillette
June 14, 2007
CT-8 Cleaner and Toughener from Smith Paint Products

CT-8 cleaner not only cleans but it also strengthens the concrete it is cleaning.Smith Paint Products' new concrete cleaner, CT-8 Cleaner and Toughener, does what all cleaners should. But CT-8 doesn’t just remove dirt. It chemically changes concrete to strengthen the adhesion of decorative stains and sealers.

Editors
June 2, 2007
Relationship Marketing to Grow Your Business

relationship marketing venn diagramDecades ago our country moved from an industrial economy to a service-based economy. More recently, that service-based economy has further evolved into an experience-based economy. Customers are wanting — and businesses are providing — an added experience and feel to compliment customer service.

By Brian Nolan and Andrew Amrhein
June 13, 2007
How To Achieve a Long-Lasting Floor: New Polyacrylate Terrazzo

This gecko is inlayed into the terrazzo floor.Terrazzo is one of the most beautiful and long-lasting floor technologies in the world. It is often found where there is high traffic (airports, malls, retail) or frequent cleaning required (hospitals, restaurants)

By Amy B. Johnson
June 1, 2007
Customers Who Need Special Handling

Two hands shaking We all need new business, but distinguishing between reasonable and unreasonable buyers is important. The difference between a deal breaker and an issue that is merely an obstacle can be a loss or profit of thousands of dollars.

By Doug Carlton
June 12, 2007
A Close Encounter with Concrete: Michael Littlefield, Mélange Studio

The decorative concrete surrounding this pool/pond has been stamped..Once 5-year-old Michael Littlefield touched uncured concrete, he couldn't keep his hands off it. Today, his obsession is his livelihood.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
June 2, 2007
Concrete Pottery With a Twist

Using a sand mold, concrete could be formed into any shape. With his Fine Arts degree and background with work as a mason, he decided to make pottery.Gerald Parker says he became more creative with concrete. Using a sand mold, concrete could be formed into any shape. With his Fine Arts degree and background with work as a mason, he decided to make pottery.

Editors
July 1, 2007
Hands Across The Ocean: International Decorative Concrete Training

Global training on decorative concrete and epoxy coating training classes.As decorative concrete goes global, American experts take the lead in showing contractors around the world how it's done.

By Rob Spiegel
June 1, 2007
Secrets to Special Effects with Concrete Stains

The nation's best decorative concrete artisans have years of experience laying down color combinations that glow, spark and shimmer. Even better, they're willing to share their secrets with you.The nation's best decorative concrete artisans have years of experience laying down color combinations that glow, spark and shimmer. Even better, they're willing to share their secrets with you.

By Susan Brimo-Cox
June 1, 2007
Border Tools and Designs

Horses stamped into concrete and stained a reddish brown color.Classic Native American patterns, wild horses, tropical fish: today's border-stamp makers are living on the edge.

By Sue Marquette Poremba
June 17, 2007
Tips and Tricks: Concrete Countertop Maintenance

Concrete countertop in a kitchen with fruit resting on itFrom "food-safe" to "sacrificial coating," kitchen concrete countertop maintenance will have you upgrading your vocabulary along with your tool kit. Here's how to speak the language.

By Christina Camara
June 16, 2007
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