Vol. 7 No. 6 - September/October 2007
Unique Concrete is true to its name. Like many decorative concrete contracting firms, it constructs pool surrounds, patios, sidewalks and driveways. However, unlike other contractors, it also specializes in laying concrete on top of decks.
The big national chain needed a ritzy floor for one of its new high-end home furnishing stores. A San Diego contactor brought the glamour, including metallics and a pearl finish.
Sometimes a coat of sealer will pop back up just hours after you've put it down. Here's how to keep it in its place.
While swimming pools and road construction projects have been the mainstay of many contractors in the shotcrete industry, a number of shotcrete artists are taking the concrete medium to new levels of creativity and usefulness.
I have to guess some, maybe even most, of Concrete Decor’s readers enjoy the benefits of the decorative business as only a part of their contracting services. You may very well be one of the many who are wondering if you should make the leap to specialize in decorative work full time or simply offer it as one of many services.
On the lookout to make the job of prepping concrete surfaces safer, quicker and more environmentally friendly, many concrete decorators have added a new tool to their arsenal: Tek Gel, a gelled acid solution from Surface Gel Tek LLC.
Vertical overlay finishes are being installed everywhere. They are the fastest growing segment of the overlay market, and that segment is growing faster than any other type of decorative overlayment.
If you live above the Mason-Dixon line, chances are your winter months are cold and snowy. It’s great weather for skiing, but not so much for those who work with concrete.
When Depiction Software LLC adapted two standard types of construction software to fit the needs of decorative concrete contractors, it brought decorative concrete planning into the 21st century.
CCI Flooring Inc. in Crest Hill, Ill. installs and distributes sealing products. The company is involved in more than 500 decorative concrete jobs per year. CCI President Bob Bauer worked with solvent-based sealers from 15 different top suppliers before settling on a product he likes.