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Below is a collection of articles from various sources.


Concrete Decor

The Four Types of Overlays and How to Choose One

by: David Blasdel

Four different overlay systems used in creating decorative concrete floors and how to choose the one that is right for you.


Fresh Concrete

Working with Your Ready-Mix Supplier to Maintain Color Consistency in Large Decorative Pours

by: Keith Boudart and Jim Nielsen

Consistency with the color, the mix and the finishing are the key to a successful outcome in large decorative pours.


Journal of Architectural Coatings

Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

by: Howard Jancy, CSI, CDT

Mixing and matching of chemistries, substrates inspires creation of varied artistic interpretations.


Concrete Network

Color and decorative joints help achieve an Old-world look

by: Sherry Boyd, ConcreteNetwork.com columnist

The developer's goal was to immediately create a sense of place for a new retail center which would feature high end shops and fine restaurants.


Concrete Network

Arboretum Landscape Design Showcases Benefits of Decorative Concrete

by: Sherry Boyd, ConcreteNetwork.com columnist

Decorative concrete in the award-winning Children's Garden is used as an educational "study guide" to help both adults and children learn more about their natural environment.


The Construction Specifier

Stenciling and Stamping 'Stone', Creating the look of historical masonry

by: Howard Jancy, CSI, CDT and Steve Chmelar

In 2002, new owners purchased the Thomas Healy House, a Federalist architectural style home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Ottumwa, Iowa, the house was first built in 1865 by Healy, a hardware store owner and one of the first settlers of the town.


The Construction Specifier

Creating Colorful Concrete, How to design for durability and aesthetics

by: Howard Jancy, CSI, CDT

The addition of color, texture, and/or pattern to new or existing concrete has gained significant acceptance by design professionals and their clients. With the evolution of materials and processes, along with the talent to instal architectural treatments, concrete is no longer viewed as just a structural building material.


The Construction Specifier

High Gloss Finishes - Creating new floors with polished concrete

by: Howard Jancy, CSI, CDT and Greg Schwietz, CSI, CDT

With advancements in concrete surface treatments, polishing equipment, and concrete coloring materials, the best features of classic terrazzo and other hard floor surface.


Concrete Construction

Public Decorative - Municipalities find a plethora of options with concrete

by: Howard Jancy, CSI, CDT

Driven by an almost limitless color palette and realistic pattern options, as well as long-lasting beauty, colored and stamped concrete is often the material of first choice for residential paving.

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