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Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate


Foam Core Construction: An Intro to the Craft


The Exterior Wood Care Industry: An Insider’s Look


Decorative Painting and Restoration: A Photo Essay

D+D In Depth September 2016 - Harold Hower, Founder and Contributing Editor

Design Solutions for the Vegas Strip

D+D In Depth August 2016 - Del Williams, Technical Writer

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

D+D In Depth August 2016 - Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology LLC

Decorative Concrete Education and
the Quest for Quality

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

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

D+D Online Feature - October 2015 - Frank Lewis, Sundeck Products Inc.

Polished Concrete — From the Beginning

D+D April 2015 - Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing

A Roundabout Way of Reducing Accidents

D+D February 2015 - Todd Scharich, American Society of Concrete Contractors

From D.C. to the Cosmos

D+D February 2015 - John Canning & Co.

Profiles in Decorative Concrete

D+D January 2015 - Gary Henry

Setting a Standard for Decorative Concrete

D+D August 2014 - Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, and Larry Rowland, Lehigh White Cement Co.

Trick the Eye Engage the Mind

D+D July/August 2013 - Pamela Simmons, Durability + Design

Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Salon-Floor Makeover

D+D Online Feature - July 2012

Decorative Concrete: Good Looks, Performance—and Untapped Potential

D+D Online Feature - April 2012 - Jamie Farny

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

D+D Online Feature - April 2012 - Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor

Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

D+D Online Feature - February 2012 - Howard Jancy

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

D+D Online Feature - November 2011 - Gary Henry

The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

D+D Online Feature - September 2011 - Joe Maty

Harnessing Concrete’s Unpredictable Persona: The Polishing Challenge

D+D Online Feature - August 2011 - Steven H. Miller

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

D+D Online Feature - July 2011 - Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor, Durability + Design

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

D+D Online Feature - May 2011 - Gary Henry

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

D+D Online Feature - May 2011 - Jill M. Speegle

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

D+D Online Feature - March 2011 - Joe Maty

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

D+D Online Feature - February 2011 - Jill Speegle

Ritual and Renewal at Desert Pilgrimage Believers Call ‘World’

D+D Online Feature - February 2011 - Shawn Wardall

Polishing Rookie Shines as First Job Proves to be a Winner

D+D Online Feature - February 2011 - Gary Henry

Concrete Artistry: Exploring the World of ‘Liquid Stone’

D+D Online Feature - December 2010 - Shawn Wardall

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

D+D Online Feature - December 2010 - Steven H. Miller, CDT

Scoring High Marks: Concrete Floors Can Rule in School

D+D Online Feature - December 2010 - Gary Henry

Polished Concrete Helps Oregon School Pass the LEED Test

D+D Online Feature - October 2010 - Joe Maty

Floor Prescription for Veterinary Office: Acid-Stain Treatment

D+D Online Feature - October 2010 - Joe Maty

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

D+D Online Feature - October 2010 - Gary Henry

Estimating that Protects Your Profit

PWC September/October 2010 - Sheri Zeman

Making a Grand Entrance

PWC September/October 2010 - Eileen Smith Dallabrida

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

D+D Online Feature - September 2010 - Joe Maty

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

D+D Online Feature - August 2010 - Joe Maty

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

D+D Online Feature - August 2010 - Todd Rose

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

D+D Online Feature - July 2010 - Howard Jancy

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

D+D Online Feature - July 2010 - Joe Maty

Good as Gold

PWC May/June 2010 - Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Green Dreams Awaken to Common Sense

PWC May/June 2010 - Jim Parodi

The Magic of Murals

PWC March/April 2010 - Mary Chollet-Lordan

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

PWC January/February 2010 - Jim Parodi

Fab Floors

PWC January/February 2010 - Eileen Smith Dallabrida

School of Minimalism

JAC December 2009 - Gary Henry, PROSOCO, Inc.

The Beauty of Overlays

PWC December 2009 - Brett Martin

15 Questions for Nicola Vigini

PWC September/October 2009

Let's Get Digital

PWC September/October 2009 - Jim Parodi

Looking Up

PWC September/October 2009 - Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Concrete artistry with color and design

JAC August/September 2009

Heavenly Homecoming

PWC July/August 2009 - Krista Buszkiewicz

Technology: Promises, promises...

PWC July/August 2009 - Jim Parodi

Glass with Class

PWC May/June 2009 - Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Green Wallcoverings Bring Nature Indoors

PWC May/June 2009 - Mary Chollet-Lordan

Low-Cost Cures for High-End Woes

PWC May/June 2009 - Jim Parodi

Top 5 Decorative Tools

PWC April 2009 - Kathy Carroll

Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

JAC March/April 2009 - Howard Jancy, Butterfield Color Inc.

Wooden Wonders

PWC March 2009 - Joe Schuster

Getting up to speed on concrete polishing

JAC December 2008 - Mark B. Vogel, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Keim Mineral Coatings
Mineral Silicate Paints + Stains Fuse to Concrete
• Forms permanent chemical bonds
• Becomes part of the concrete
• Will never peel
• Looks completely natural

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
Air Scrubbers/Negative Air machines for restoration, abatement, dust & odor control, hazardous contaminant removal from job sites to clean rooms and hospitals. Portable, affordable!

Shield Industries, Inc
FireGuard® E-84 Intumescent Coating - Shield Industries, Inc
Trust the certified protection of the industry’s most innovative intumescent coating FireGuard® E-84 to provide you with the 1 and 2 hour fire ratings you need.


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