L. M. Scofield Co. has announced the winners of the third annual Decorative Concrete Awards contest. This contest is open to any contractor, architect or designer who uses or specifies Scofield systems.
For the second year in a row, the Grand Prize was awarded to Lou DeCillis of Artistic Flooring Systems of West Bloomfield, Mich. He won for his innovative use of stain work on the floor for Lido Gallery & Gifts, in Birmingham, Mich. Even though this (the lobby and reception area for a new art gallery) wasn’t a large job, the owner wanted a very dramatic and stunning floor. “Art on the floor,” was the way DeCillis described it.
Described as “an impressionist painting on concrete” the floor was created with a combination of Lithochrome Chemstain Classic, Lithochrome Tintura Stain and Scofield Formula One Liquid Dye Concentrate, then sealed with Scofield Selectseal-S. Departing from the “graphic design” look of most decorative concrete artisans, DeCillis used the colors in a loose, painterly fashion, creating a floor that is as much a work of art as the pieces that the gallery houses.
The first runner-up was Surfacing Solutions Inc., in Temecula, Calif., for its vibrant commercial-building entry patio for Camden Development Inc., in Irvine, Calif., using Lithochrome Tintura Stain.
Second runner-up was Donlon Coatings Inc., of Massachusetts, for their use of Lithochrome Tintura Stain on the state Department of Transportation’s Millers River Bridge project in Athol, Mass.