April 2019 Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers,

We’re truly excited to announce Concrete Decor magazine’s new online Marketplace. What makes this shopping platform so amazing is that it comprises companies nationwide you likely know and trust. The Concrete Decor Marketplace at store.concretedecor.net helps you find exactly what you need — fast!

When I was a contractor “window-time” was never a term I liked to associate myself with, although it happened constantly. As much as I prepared for the job each day, I still found myself in traffic running around town sourcing needed materials. It changed a bit when stores would occasionally deliver materials to my job sites, but window-time still found a way of robbing hours from the job site each day of what I liked and got paid to do.

When mobile devices like tablets and smart phones emerged, we suddenly had the ability to stop work, sit ourselves down on a 5-gallon bucket and source needed information and materials. Some of you even use that technology to say, “Hey, Concrete Decor should see what we’re doing with a job site photo and quick text message” (hint-hint)!

These days there are more than 100,000 contractors using concretedecor.net monthly to find information on all sorts of decorative concrete applications. What you’ll now discover on this one-of-a-kind platform are links throughout our content to product categories on the Concrete Decor Marketplace. What you’ll also find are product manufacturers and stores you know and trust. It’s those folks that make the new Marketplace such a powerful resource. They, too, understand the value of time and money and realize without you there is no them.

The Marketplace is not about finding the cheapest alternative. It’s about finding the best products and the widest selection — fast! In an increasingly technology-driven world, Concrete Decor gives your business the ability to navigate the online environment with efficiency and increased profitability.

While the Concrete Decor Marketplace is still new, know that new products are being added daily. And at Concrete Decor, we’re simply aiming to ensure the companies we partner with provide you with the best products and service.

Enjoy this edition of Concrete Decor and save the date for the Concrete Decor Show Oct. 28-31 in Arlington, Texas, when you’ll have the opportunity to meet many of the Marketplace product manufacturers face-to-face and build on relationships that “Power Up” your business.


Bent Mikkelsen

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