Articles (62)


Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

When regional heritage organization Historic New England undertook restoration of the...


Foam Core Construction: An Intro to the Craft

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by NATHAN GIFFIN, VERTICAL ARTISANS

Incorporating foam core into vertical concrete construction has the potential to crea...


The Exterior Wood Care Industry: An Insider’s Look

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by MIKE KOZLOWSKI, THOMPSON’S WATERSEAL

Consumer trends, the housing market and the economy play significant roles in the pro...


Decorative Painting and Restoration: A Photo Essay

from D+D In Depth, September 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Founder and Contributing Editor

Decorative artisans use special techniques and a variety of materials to dress the ba...


Design Solutions for the Vegas Strip

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Del Williams, Technical Writer

When it comes to custom water features, architectural decor and themed prop design, a...


From Stradivarius to Hardwood Floors:
How Coatings Protect and Beautify Wood

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology LLC

Wood is one of our most versatile and beautiful building and decorative materials, bu...


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...


Decorative Spray-Texture Overlays:
The Most Bang for the Buck

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Frank Lewis, Sundeck Products Inc.

The world of decorative concrete overlays is populated by a number of amazing systems...


Polished Concrete — From the Beginning

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing

The history of polished concrete brings lessons of quality control and illuminates a ...


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.


From D.C. to the Cosmos

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by John Canning & Co.

An interior restoration reveals a century-old treasure of Beaux-Arts elegance.


Profiles in Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

Three decorative projects showcase concrete in the service of recreation.


Setting a Standard for Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, and Larry Rowland, Lehigh White Cement Co.

The ACI’s new guide shows what’s possible and tells contractors how to accomplish it.


Trick the Eye Engage the Mind

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Pamela Simmons, Durability + Design

The author reviews the work of noted trompe l’oeil artist, John Pugh. The muralist ha...


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Salon-Floor Makeover

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

Getting the look of a slate floor, and quickly, on top of a patchwork of old and newl...


Decorative Concrete: Good Looks, Performance—and Untapped Potential

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

Decorative concrete has been seen has a growing segment of the concrete industry for ...


A Visual Feast: Varied Decorative Approaches Serve up Array of Effects

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor

Sushi rolls rock, stir-fry sizzles and a variety of contemporary faux finishes combin...


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...


Rough Cut to Polished Gem: Project Transforms Engineering Center’s Floor

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Gary Henry

The transformation of concrete floor from steel-troweled to polished in the newly bui...


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...


Now Playing Boston: Faded Art Deco Star’s Remarkable Renaissance

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor, Durability + Design

While many theatergoers fawn over spectacular performances, lavish costumes and impec...


A Real Grind: Concrete Polishing ‘101’ Offers Multiple Rewards

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Gary Henry

Just a few blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s nonprofit “Rocketo...


High Praise: Studio’s Acclaimed Church Artistry Maintains Proud Tradition

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Whether Conrad Schmitt Studios’ artisans are renovating the interior details of a sim...


Brighter Day Dawns for the Crown Jewel of Onetime ‘Brass City’

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

The Waterbury, Conn., City Hall has experienced something nearly akin to a resurrecti...


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 ...


Ritual and Renewal at Desert Pilgrimage Believers Call ‘World’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Shawn Wardall

Our annual pilgrimage known as The World of Concrete, or to diehards and true believe...


Polishing Rookie Shines as First Job Proves to be a Winner

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Gary Henry

When his floor polishing subcontractor’s sudden, unexpected departure left concrete c...


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...


Scoring High Marks: Concrete Floors Can Rule in School

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Gary Henry

School flooring has long been the domain of carpet and vinyl. That’s changing. Fin...


Polished Concrete Helps Oregon School Pass the LEED Test

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

A terrazzo look at concrete prices? Rosedale Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore., lo...


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...


A wood floor made of concrete? Aye, at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Customers often bow and kneel when they enter the bar area of the Scottish-themed Til...


Estimating that Protects Your Profit

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sheri Zeman

Pricing a decorative painting project requires some finesse. Here's what to watch for...


Making a Grand Entrance

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative doors? Opportunity is knocking.


Artistic Oasis: Murals Evoke Heritage of West Texas Town of San Angelo

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

To the area’s inhabitants, the town of San Angelo has long been thought of as an oasi...


‘Green’ in any Flavor: Wall Finish Brings Zing to Louisiana Restoration Project

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

“One” is the loneliest number, goes the old hit song by Three Dog Night.


Hooked: The Saga of One Man’s Connection (Obsession?) with Decorative Concrete

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Todd Rose

Ten years ago I was shoeing horses in Beaufort, S.C. But after racking up a few injur...


Out of the Stone Age: The evolution of decorative concrete continues to stretch the horizons for an ancient building material

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Howard Jancy

Concrete is an ancient building material. Mother Nature created the raw materials for...


The cool metric adds to ‘green’ profile of concrete in standard gray, other shades

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

It should be noted that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system is also ...


Good as Gold

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Gilders are in short supply. That means golden opportunity for you.


Green Dreams Awaken to Common Sense

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Jim Parodi


Portland Hosts IDAL

from PWC, May/June 2010

The decorative artisans' group marks its 25th birthday at its annual convention.


The Magic of Murals

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

From bedrooms to water towers, every blank space offers an opportunity.


Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Jim Parodi

Prevent blisters whenever you can. When you can't, the patient may need surgery.


Fab Floors

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Looking down is helping to keep decorative businesses up. Also: Preventing Pain Strai...


School of Minimalism

from JAC, December 2009 ; by Gary Henry, PROSOCO, Inc.

The prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art opted to emphasiz...


The Beauty of Overlays

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Brett Martin

Colorful, dramatic concrete is hot - and easier than you think. Also: Buying and...


15 Questions for Nicola Vigini

from PWC, September/October 2009

A master of Italian plasters offers a plain English guide to the materials


Let's Get Digital

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Mural, mural on the wall, how to hang you best of all?


Looking Up

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative ceilings are back, opening up a hot new niche. Also: Ceilings to Celebrate...


Concrete artistry with color and design

from JAC, August/September 2009

Decorative concrete techniques, including the use of color dyes, concrete polishing, ...


Heavenly Homecoming

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Krista Buszkiewicz

A historic restoration uncovers old secrets and a new life. Also: Restoration by the ...


Technology: Promises, promises...

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Jim Parodi


Glass with Class

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Recycled glass shines in a new decorative niche.


Green Wallcoverings Bring Nature Indoors

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

From production to disposal, the Wallcovering Class of '09 offers some eco-standouts....


Low-Cost Cures for High-End Woes

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Installing the exotic new wallcoverings takes a little TLC.


Top 5 Decorative Tools

from PWC, April 2009 ; by Kathy Carroll

Get the beauty basics.


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...


Wooden Wonders

from PWC, March 2009 ; by Joe Schuster

Versatile and affordable, decorative wood finishing is in demand.


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 ...


 
 
   

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