Recent Concrete Finishes Articles


Fab Facelifts for Drab Fireplaces

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 06, 2015

Who else is in denial that it's already October? Guess that means summertime is well and truly over. (Sigh.) Of course, fall comes with its own special pleasures … such as getting...

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Yes, You Can Paint Exterior Concrete

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 19, 2015

Concrete is a popular building material because it is inexpensive and durable. Plain gray exterior concrete -- whether in poured-in-place, precast, or block form -- tends to be a little...

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Decorative Concrete Overlays for Patios or Pool Decks

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 14, 2015

Trending now: outdoor living. (Yippee!) Whether you live in a cold climate and have just a few short months of summer to enjoy, or you are located in a balmier area, 'tis the season...

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The Best Flooring Choice for Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 04, 2014

House decor is a very personal topic. Each family has its own tastes and priorities when it comes to filling their residence with the things that will make life more convenient …...

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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...

Trinity Centre, demolished 2010 Photo: Draco2008/flickr

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...

Cement Paint

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | Jun 15, 2010

"Cement paint" is one of the common names for a family of special paint coatings made for masonry and cement-based materials, including concrete, mortar (and brick), concrete block...

Concrete Staining Options

Posted by Caryn Colgan | Mar 01, 2010

Make a dramatic flooring statement by staining drab gray concrete. Because concrete's natural color is neutral and the material is porous, concrete can easily be transformed into a...