Tag: Restaurants

When it Comes to Polished Concrete, Maintenance is a Must to Ensure a Long Life

Café Zupas, a national restaurant company, are among the many eateries across the country that have opted for polished concrete in their dining rooms. To keep the floors in good shape, administrators recognize the importance of a proper maintenance program. Like many in the restaurant industry, we have converted our […]

Acid or Water-based Stains to Color Concrete are a Matter of Personal Preference

What’s the difference between concrete and decorative concrete? One of the first indicators is whether it has the dull gray color of … well, concrete, or if it incorporates a natural or even not-so-natural hue, tone or shade. Of course, there are also several ways to add color to concrete, depending on the needs and desires of the client.

Decorative Concrete Award Winners Elevate Industry Expectations

Passion, precision, artistry and creativity were all on display at the L. M. Scofield Co. ninth annual Decorative Concrete Awards ceremony. Scofield enlists professionals from the concrete industry to judge submissions based on skill of installation, artistic expression and integration with the overall design intent.

The Top 7 Mistakes that Can Make or Break Your Concrete Countertop Business

Avoiding certain pitfalls can mean the difference between a struggling hobby and a thriving business. When it comes to countertops, here are a few of the most common mistakes we at the Concrete Countertop Institute think are the biggest stumbling blocks for aspiring concrete countertop contractors.

From Simple and Chic to Bubbly and Sleek, Concrete Shines in San Diego

Brian Oberman, who has been in the concrete industry for 25 years, merged his company with Life Deck Coating Installations about three and a half years ago. Today, as general manager, he’s had the chance to work on projects such as Coasterra, the Beach Terrace Inn and Westroot Tavern.

Polished, Stamped and Stained Concrete in Microbrew Facilities

There’s a brew-ha-ha over craft beers these days. And no wonder — with an average of 1.5 breweries opening daily, according to the Brewers Association in Boulder, Colorado, it’s not a stretch to say new ones are popping up faster than a fresh keg can be tapped.

Wood and Brick Looks Provide Elegant Concrete Solutions

Chris Post, owner of Elite Concrete Solutions in Fort Worth, landed a second job while creating walkways at the University Park Village shopping center. The owner of Pacific Table, a restaurant at the shopping mall, saw him working on the sidewalks and invited him to lead the remodel of a faux-wood floor and countertop at the popular eatery.