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What do you get with your Trial Subscription?
Concrete Decor magazine is the world’s foremost magazine on all things decorative concrete. With your Concrete Decor Trial Subscription, you will receive 3 issues of Concrete Decor magazine. We have been publishing Concrete Decor for more than 20 years. The parent company also produces a trade show every other year. This event both supports and promotes the decorative concrete industry. Learn more about the Concrete Decor Show.
By subscribing to the magazine, we will keep you up to date on the industry. Additionally, we will share with you new tricks and tips of the trade.
Please note, at this time, we have suspended Concrete Decor magazine’s print edition. However, you can also sign up to receive our twice monthly newsletter. Newsletter Sign-Up.
Update as of May 2020
We suspended Concrete Decor magazine print edition due to the global pandemic. However, we will still file your contact information into our system. Supplying the info below will also put you on the list when the magazine is back up and running. Thank you, both your patience and understanding.
About the magazine
Professional Trade Publications published Concrete Decor, the world’s foremost magazine on decorative concrete, in print and online until April 2020. Until that time, we printed and posted the periodical eight times a year. Both concrete contractors and the associated trade read Concrete Decor regularly. Ceasing publication was because of the worldwide pandemic. However, the essence of Concrete Decor continues to live on.
Today, Concrete Decor remains a valuable online source of information, ideas, product news, photography and training relevant to both commercial and residential work in decorative concrete and related specialties. Now in its 21st year of existence, more than 100,000 people monthly visit ConcreteDecor.net. Many of those professionals involve themselves in either working with or designing for decorative concrete. Since its inception, it has been one of the most-read and most-influential sources covering decorative concrete.
Information seekers return again and again to ConcreteDecor.net. Here you can also gain access to one of the best-stocked archives. We have amassed both decorative concrete articles and reports from the last 21 years all in one place. In addition to magazine articles and cataloged information, the site also includes exclusive stories. Additionally, there are both photos and features that are unique to the site.
Concrete Decor staff continues to post original new content and also share industry news on an ongoing basis each week. At the end of each entry, we invite readers to also ask questions related to the subject covered. Industry experts answer these questions and then post their responses for all to see.
When Professional Trade Publications introduced PaintPRO magazine in 1999, its unique visual approach and friendly, intuitive editorial style immediately garnered a loyal readership among decorators, faux finishers, coatings applicators and other like-minded artisans. PaintPRO contained inspiring articles and also pictorial features covering a multitude of useful techniques, including stories on how to enhance existing concrete surfaces.
PaintPRO’s features on staining, stenciling and producing graphics on existing concrete created a sensation. At that time, the aesthetic aspects of concrete received minimal coverage in established concrete industry magazines. These periodicals focused more on the engineering aspects of concrete relevant to new construction on a large scale. They did not cover the details of the intricacies of decorative concrete.
In response to overwhelming interest, PTP launched Concrete Decor in 2001 to address the growing popularity of decorative concrete and also related areas. It quickly became the “must-read” source of information for professionals in the emerging decorative concrete business.
The family-owned publishing company moved from the mountain town of Arnold, California, to Eugene, Oregon, in 2001. They did this to accommodate rapid growth. It also attracted educated employees from nearby universities to complement its journalistic objectivity and style. It added staff to support growing circulation and services. These services include both the comprehensive Decorative Concrete Product Guide and the Decorative Concrete Training Guide. These are both available online to construction professionals worldwide.
What began in 1999 with a magazine for paint, coatings and decorating professionals has since evolved into a well-respected decorative concrete entity. It encompasses a store, industry shows and also an online resource for concrete professionals across the board. This includes installers, architects, artisans, manufacturers and also distributors around the globe.
“Similar to many of our readers’ companies, Professional Trade Publications is also a family-owned business. They have a commitment to excellence. Because of my own hands-on experience as a contractor, I understand the unique point-of-view of artisans and tradespeople. They have a passion for their creative work,” says Bent Mikkelsen, Mikkelsen is Concrete Decor’s CEO, publisher and also founder. “This perspective allows us to stay in touch with our readers. It also speaks to their needs. It also champions their interests in a way that strives to be both independent and personal.”