Articles (36)


Decorative Concrete Education and
the Quest for Quality

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Michael Hernandez, P.E. DBIA, Baker Concrete Construction

Decorative concrete requires many specialized skills not previously addressed in exis...


Beautiful Floors, Fast: The Benefits of
Rapid-Setting Cement Products

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jose Ruiz, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.

Portland cement has long been the standard for concrete floors, but the material pres...


World of Concrete Preview: Floor Coatings

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Many exhibitors at this year's World of Concrete Show (Las Vegas, Feb. 1-5) will disp...


A Roundabout Way of Reducing Accidents

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Todd Scharich, American Society of Concrete Contractors

Decorative concrete plays a ‘roundabout’ role in making America’s roads safer.


On coating a stained concrete floor

from JPCL, August 2014

I need to coat a bare concrete warehouse floor that has visible oil stains. What are ...


Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Almost two decades ago, colored concrete flooring found its way into the lexicon of a...


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to g...


Harnessing Concrete’s Unpredictable Persona: The Polishing Challenge

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Steven H. Miller

Variety is the spice of concrete. It is not a uniform material, and decorative-concre...


Concrete-Dyeing Project Cooks up New Look for ‘Fudds’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

Renovating a functioning restaurant can present a daunting assignment—not to mention ...


Concrete Artistry: Exploring the World of ‘Liquid Stone’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Shawn Wardall

Concrete has been around for thousands of years, but it is only in modern times that ...


Opening-Act Preview: Concrete Décor Makeover to Transform ‘Rocketown’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steven H. Miller, CDT

When the 2011 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training kicks off in Nashville, Tenn., on...


Floor Prescription for Veterinary Office: Acid-Stain Treatment

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Functionality was in the forefront of veterinarian Judith McClure’s thinking when she...


Concrete Canvas: Cementitious Creations Fill a Growing Niche

from PWC, July/August 2010 ; by Joe Maty

From basements to banks to breweries, cementitious creations fill a growing demand.


Gray? No way!

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...


The many shades of green

from JAC, May 2009

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contr...


Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Howard Jancy, Butterfield Color Inc.

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


Dealing with the effects of aging

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Far removed in geography, design, and construction, two notable sites take on the job...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, March/April 2009


Special Advertising Gallery: Concrete coatings and treatments

from JAC, March/April 2009

A sampling of materials that offer an expanding array of choices to boost the appeara...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

from JAC, December 2008 ; by JAC Staff


Getting up to speed on concrete polishing

from JAC, December 2008 ; by Mark B. Vogel, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Enhanced performance and appearance attributes have contributed to the increased use ...


Coloring of concrete: Transforming a gray area

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Jamie Farny and Terry Collins, Portland Cement Association

Applying stains to concrete adds instant visual appeal to this popular building mater...


The NEW look of concrete: An expanding universe of color, creativity, and utility

from JAC, June/July 2008

A special advertising gallery showcasing decorative-concrete technologies.


Reactive concrete stains create varied palette of colors, effects

from JAC, March/April 2008

Pictured are a variety of facilities that colorfully showcase reactive, penetrating c...


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

from JAC, December 2007

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...


Playing with color at Wiggles World

from JAC, October/November 2007

A photo montage of the coated concrete surfaces of the play area at Wiggles World, pa...


Concrete Floors - Dogs get their day at designer-style digs

from JAC, August/September 2007

The name says the facility is for the dogs, but the look has dog owner written all ov...


Directory of Green Coatings

from JAC, April/May 2007

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Concrete protection and decoration

from JAC, August/September 2006

Inspired interpretations, Taking flight


Flooring flourishes from the Left Coast

from JAC, January 2006

Flooring creations that combine color, design, and utility are making bold statements...


Decorative Stain Products for Concrete

from JAC, July 2005

Manufacturers known to supply decorative stains for concrete were invited to complete...


Lasting expressions: Aesthetics rule in bold new world of decorative materials for concrete

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Joe Maty

The origins of concrete can be traced to the Roman Empire of two millennia ago, but t...


Study in contrast: Casino, natural-foods co-op put their money on variants of deco-floor theme

from JAC, July 2005

What could a high-rolling Atlantic City casino and a natural-foods co-op in the Pacif...


Concrete Finishing: Reactive stain breathes life into landmark chapel’s concrete

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Seattle University’s prizewinning St. Ignatius unites ‘ancient and new’ - In seeking ...


 
 
   

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