Vol. 8 No. 5 - August 2008
In recent years the decorative concrete and coatings market has made its way over to the retail market. Retailers have unique needs that they have to address, and decorative concrete and coatings are becoming a more and more popular method for filling those needs.
There’s more than one way to stain a slab, and Newlook International Inc. has found a way that is unique. Its products are modified polymer stains that require no sealer and are easy to maintain.
In this article you will see how to properly apply your GFRC mix to your created forms once you’ve prepared it.
After spending thousands of dollars on a new swimming pool in your backyard, you want to make sure it looks distinctive, and Signature Series Redwood deck drain and expansion joint components are designed to do just that.
Deborah Brackenbury is no stranger to art — she’s been a photographer since the 1980s. But after a search for the perfect birdbath fell short, she made herself into a concrete artisan.
Designing decorative concrete is no different from any other process that has endless options. The first step is to ask the questions that define the project and guide the design.
Our economy has taken a dive into the deep end, affecting some regions more than others, but generally affecting us all. So now is a good time to reflect on what exactly polished concrete is, and where polished concrete came from.
Profit is the byproduct of a high-quality decorative job. There is a big difference between learning to stamp concrete and learning to stamp profitable concrete. In this article we will discuss how to set your job up, as well as the installation process.
Stenciling on concrete opens the door to a world of design options that personalize and enhance a decorative concrete project. The results can be simple or complex depending on the design you are seeking.
Integral colors don't fade, but over time, integrally colored surfaces can start to look dingy. Understanding why, and what to do about it, is just the beginning of getting a handle on color maintenance.
Portland Cement Association, white portland cement has essentially the same properties as gray cement, except for when it comes to color.
At a Justice, Just for Girls retail store under construction in Charlotte, N.C., Jason Burke and his small crew toss colored confetti as high in the air as the store’s high ceiling will allow. The confetti — 1/4-inch acrylic latex chips — lands in random patterns on the still-wet coated concrete floor.
Who quits a stable job with a government pension for the insecurity of self-employment in a field where you have no formal training or experience? To put it another way, who in his right mind would give up a career in electronic engineering in a weapons program at the Nevada Test Site for … concrete work?