If you’ve chosen decorative concrete flooring for your home or business, you’re going to be given a few choices for color, texture, and finish. When choosing how to color your concrete flooring, you’ll hear about acid- and water-based stains, as well as acetone dyes. Each of these is a viable and durable method for coloring decorative concrete flooring, but you’re probably wondering what the differences are and how you can decide which will be right for you and your concrete floors.
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame Honors Frank Lewis of Sundek 2014. Frank Lewis
The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame was established to honor and recognize companies and individuals whose contributions have impacted the industry and future of decorative concrete. The 2014 inductee’s are chosen by the Hall of Fame members and Concrete Decor.
Frank Lewis, Sundek Vice-President
SUNDEK’s Frank Lewis will be honored as one of the 2014 inductee’s in The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame. Frank will be recognized on September 30, 2014 during the Concrete Décor Show in Fort Worth, Texas. Congratulations to Frank Lewis and the other inductees.
See the full story as highlighted in the Aug/Sept issue of Concrete Decor Magazine.
Offering more options to customers is always a good way to generate more business, as so many general contractors, pool builders and architects know very well. However, the addition of more services and options is not enough. One must also have the right products, as well as the right knowledge and experience. With experience as a concrete contractor, it becomes possible for general contractors to provide a better overall service to their customers. Pool contractors also benefit from learning more about the different types of concrete coatings they can use poolside.
Concrete resurfacing is a great way to give your property, either residential or commercial, a facelift. New and better techniques for creating some truly stunning works are available today, and this is helping to bring about a revolution in the concrete industry. Contractors today are more than just folks who lay down slabs of concrete. They are becoming true artisans capable of creating beautiful areas out of concrete.
Whether someone is in need of a new walkway, patio, or decking area around the pool, or if the customer wants to redo interior floors, concrete resurfacing is a spectacular option. Contractors need to be able to explain concrete resurfacing and the benefits to their customers if they hope to sway them.
Decorative Concrete and stamped concrete are quite popular today, particularly for outdoor patios and decks. Some homeowners are even choosing to use this style for part of the interior of their homes. It has a number of benefits, including an array of colors, designs, and styles, and it happens to be quite durable. The durability helps to make it a nice choice for outdoors, as it is able to withstand a variety of different types of environmental conditions. The concrete does not require too much in the way of maintenance either, but it is a good idea to make sure you provide it with the small bit of care it does need, just to keep it looking great longer.
When concrete overlays first appeared on the construction scene a couple of decades ago, they were popular for their practical purposes. They were a fast, efficient, and relatively cheap method of fixing cracks, holes, and other imperfections in concrete. However, in recent years, contractors have been working on a variety of other techniques to make overlays as good in form as they are in function. Thus, we now have a wide range of decorative overlays we can use.
New builds as well as renovations will always include a long list of “must have” features and options. Unfortunately, these lists have become stale and many homebuyers think little of items that were once considered the newest or most innovative. This is why architectural firms, housing contractors, and even the average “flipper” will want to turn to the very latest “extras” that boost the overall value of a property.
Not long ago, the concrete found in unfinished basements, or the two car garage would have been covered with tile, wood, or carpet or just left plain and grey. However, trends today allow stained concrete to play its own role in the homeowner’s floors. Bold, yet subtle, warm yet cool, stained concrete has many benefits to any home or business owner.