Staining & Coloring Concrete

Concrete’s natural color can be altered with powder or liquid stains, dyes and colored hardeners, as well as aggregates such as ground glass and stone.

The front of the Texas Rangers Global Life Field in Arlington, Texas

Concrete is a Hit at the
New Texas Rangers Ballfield

Work on Globe Life Field — the Texas Rangers’ brand-new retractable-roof baseball ballpark in Arlington, Texas — was nearing completion when BEAM Concrete Construction, the decorative concrete subcontractor, hit a snag, color-matching concrete. Try as it might, the company couldn’t produce integrally colored concrete that would match the expanse placed […]

As part of an office renovation in downtown Chicago, the existing concrete floor was grinded, stenciled, stained and sealed. Part of the process involved manipulating the intensity of the stain and erasing parts of the stencil to create a worn look

Newly Stenciled Concrete Made to Look Worn and Faded

When Robert D. Bauer first laid eyes on Eastlake Studio’s rendering for the new headquarters for Waystar, a healthcare-related technology company in Chicago, the president of CCI Flooring was intrigued. The project involved remodeling an office building in downtown Chicago. Their goal was to create a wide-open space with distressed […]

Look at the colored texture achieved by hardeners and EZ Tique by Proline

Simple Recipe for Colored Texture

Recipe by Proline Stamps — Oceanside, Calif. This simple recipe uses Proline’s Sand Canyon Dura-Color Hardener and their Seamless Designs Carpet Stamp. Two colors of EZ Tique were used to give the finish its mottled look. Ingredients: Proline Dura-Color Hardener: Sand Canyon Proline Dura-Liquid Release Proline Seamless Designs Carpet Stamp […]

Concrete overlay in sea blue by Butterfield Color guides visitors to the entrance of an after school program in San Antonio, Texas.

Concrete Overlay with Hand Painted Flora at SAY Sí’s Front Entrance

In preparation for the 2012 Concrete Decor Show in San Antonio, Texas, show coordinators, manufacturers, contractors, trainers and distributors met last September to brainstorm ideas for hands-on workshop possibilities. While touring the headquarters of SAY Sí, an award-winning nonprofit youth arts organization where the workshops are to be held, Trevor […]

Polished concrete with different color dyes in a museum.

Automobile Museum in Auburn Replaces Waxed Floor with Polished System

Photos courtesy of Dancer Concrete Design In 2000, the museum installed a concrete floor sealed with a wax topcoat. “They were waxing the floor to maintain the shine which was expensive,” says Nick Dancer. “The wax was also soft so when they would bring in tables and chairs for events, […]

Six new interchanges were created using a double-teardrop shape. Mike Shepherd of Shepherd's Construction Co. Inc. completed work on four of the traffic roundabouts and their associated walkways.

Concrete Streetscapes in Carmel Improve Safety

In 2011, the city of Carmel, Indiana, revamped its major roadway, the Keystone Parkway, as part of a multiphase project to lower the grade under six major intersections. This created new interchanges and no traffic lights for north-south traffic over a five-mile stretch, while six new roundabouts managed east-west traffic. […]