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Recent Concrete Articles


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Decorative Concrete Finishes: a Picture Glossary

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 25, 2014

Concrete is not just for sidewalks these days. In fact, with the development of special decorative techniques, concrete is revolutionizing home decor. This durable and affordable substance...


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Use the Hidden Meaning of Color to Enhance Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 04, 2014

Are you redecorating your home -- or just looking to buy a few fun accessories? Give some careful thought to the colors you choose. According to both Western color psychology and Chinese...


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Why Brutalist Architecture is Hated and Loved

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 14, 2014

While it may sound off-putting or even a little scary, Brutalism is actually a distinctive type of architecture and a very interesting phenomenon. Brutalism was a controversial architectural...


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How to Remove 5 Summer Stains from Outdoor Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 08, 2014

It was a fun summer – lots of barbecues, children romping through the yard, birds and butterflies flittering by – the stuff memories are made of. But now Labor Day has passed,...


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Transform Your Patio with Paint

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 04, 2014

Is your patio looking tired and dull? Why not give it a lift? Painting an outdoor floor a color you love ... or even adding a DIY brightly patterned “rug” right onto your...