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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR GARAGE FLOOR COATINGS

On January 10, 2018, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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Learning how to clean an epoxy garage floor coating isn’t hard. In fact, one of the primary reasons for having a floor coating is for the ease of maintenance. There are some basic cleaning tips for epoxy floors that you should be aware of, however, that will help insure a nice clean surface for years […]

How Do I Protect and Maintain Stained Concrete?

On December 26, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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Although stain is permanent and won’t flake off like paint, it penetrates only the top layer of the concrete surface and will eventually wear away as the surface is worn by traffic or weather exposure. To prolong stain life, stain manufacturers recommend keeping stained surfaces protected with multiple coats of clear sealer (outdoors) and a […]

WHAT PROBLEMS DOES MOISTURE CREATE?

On October 24, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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All natural systems tend towards equilibrium. A hot cup of coffee transfers heat to the air in the room until they are both at the same temperature (this is related to entropy and the second law of thermodynamics). In chemistry, higher concentrations of a chemical move towards areas of lower concentration (known as Le Chatelier’s […]

Metallic Coating Transforms a Restaurant Floor

On October 24, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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The owners of a high-end steakhouse in downtown Calgary go after the “wow” factor for their concrete floor by applying a two-tone metallic finish. A variegated look was achieved by applying the material in two coats containing different concentrations of silver and gray pigments. https://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/interiorfloors/metallic-concrete-floors.html

Design Ideas for Small Backyard Patios

On August 21, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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Design Ideas for Small Backyard Patios By Anne Balogh, ConcreteNetwork.com columnist If your backyard (or budget) allows for installation of only a small concrete patio, you can still make a big impact by taking advantage of concrete’s ability to be cast in nearly any shape, pattern, or color. Consider these decorative options to give your […]

How to Care for a Manufactured Stone Fireplace

On July 19, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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How to Care for a Manufactured Stone Fireplace By Denise Schoonhoven, eHow Contributor Made of lightweight concrete and molded to replicate the look of natural stone, manufactured stone veneer is a modern building material for fireplaces. While the firebox itself is made of heavy-duty materials, the hearth, mantle, and chimney are clad with faux stone. […]

BENEFITS OF A GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COATING

On June 27, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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BENEFITS OF A GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COATING So what makes an epoxy coating one of the best finishes for your garage floor? Besides looking nice, the hardened and thick application that you get from epoxy creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impacts, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion. You don’t have […]

How to Kick Back, Relax, and Vacation at Home

On June 5, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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Put the World On Hold Take time out—literally. Eliminating reminders of time helps wipe away the stress of the daily grind, says Amy McDonald, spa director of El Monte Sagrado, in Taos, New Mexico. Gather up all the clocks in your house and stash them in a dresser drawer. Throw your watch in next to […]

25 Genius Ways to Throw a Better Backyard Barbecue…

On January 5, 2017, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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It’s summertime and — as the saying goes — the living is easy. Or at least it will be when you steal these fast, fresh tips for your next backyard BBQ. BY KATHLEEN HACKETT AND MARIA CARTER http://www.countryliving.com/entertaining/g801/summer-party-ideas-0609/

Summer Fun

On June 27, 2016, in Decorative Concrete, by admin
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For some great summer fun ideas with the kids and family, the following link will get you started making summer a great  http://www.listotic.com/32-best-diy-backyard-games/    

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