How To Install a Concrete Resurfacing System

This 8000 square foot floor was installed at the Seattle International Airport over the course of three nights with two experienced decorative concrete installers. The products used were, two thin micro topping coats over a properly cleaned and prepared substrate. Integral color was used on the second coat to give the overall color, but then additional … Read more

Questions To Ask A Concrete Contractor

When it’s time to choose a decorative concrete professional, how will you distinguish between a truly experienced contractor and a corner-cutting swindler? A little research and some educated questions can help you make the right decision and save you time, money and a lot of headaches. A little planning is the foundation of a successful … Read more

How to Acid Stain Concrete

Tips for a successful acid stain application: There is nothing more encouraging than coming across a beautiful, naturally colored, mottled and variegated acid stained concrete floor that has stood the test of time. With acid staining becoming the standard when choosing a way to color and finish a concrete slab, we might ask ourselves: How … Read more

Concrete Finishing Techniques

Taking your surface to another level The reasons for creating an artistic pattern, border or stencil vary, but one thing is for sure decorative concrete will never be the same. When a simple colored concrete floor just won’t cut it and your budget allows for the addition of other decorative elements you just might want … Read more

How to Acid Wash or Acid Etch Concrete

Acid washing vs Acid staining First, let’s clarify something: acid washing concrete or cement is quite different than how to acid stain . Although these terms are often confused, they have two different uses and outcomes. “Acid” when referring to concrete usually means muriatic acid or hydrochloric acid. This type of acid is used to etch or ‘burn’ … Read more

What is a Low VOC Sealer?

Simply put, a low VOC sealer is one that emits no, or very few, VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Unfortunately, most of the products and materials that are used in homes and buildings emit these gases, which can cause the homeowners to become sick, especially if they are especially susceptible to them. Most of the problems … Read more