Vertical & Carved Concrete

Concrete isn’t just for smooth, horizontal applications anymore. More and more consumers are interested in vertical concrete applications that typically involve specially made mixes carved and colored to resemble natural stone and concrete blocks.

wood-look concrete designs

Wood Wins in Concrete Designs

Concrete and real wood don’t usually mix well when used together in a design because of wood’s inherent shrinking characteristics. However, wood-look concrete designs can be a winning combination in a variety of ways. Park perks Contractor and regular Concrete Decor contributor Karen Keyes recently wrote about how more and […]

Carved concrete coffee table on a mutli-colored area rug.

Polished Concrete Tops Off Coffee Table

When Warren Ness was invited to be the vertical concrete carving instructor for Cody Carpenter’s Plan B Studio training program last fall in Tacoma, Washington, Ness detailed plans to make a coffee table resembling a large boulder with pops of color, dendritic plant embellishments and a flat top. The latter […]

20-foot Carved Concrete Fireplace Stands Out in Parade of Homes

When Troy Lemon the concrete sculptor met up with Troy Wolfiss the home builder, a fireplace of great proportions ensued. Wolfiss, owner of Artisan Craft Homes, busily designed his new home which would be part of the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids’ Spring Parade of Homes.