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Concrete Staining 101

Concrete Staining 101

Stained concrete floors and concrete dyes make for economical and environmentally friendly flooring choices. Access an wide range of vivid colors of all shades for polished floors, stamped concrete floors, and other decorative concrete finishes.  Stained concrete just might be your next best floor.

Maintaining Stamped Concrete

Maintaining Stamped Concrete

Regular cleaning and maintenance of decorative concrete is important to keeping the finish looking great. Invest a little time and effort into regularly cleaning stamped concrete, stained concrete, exposed aggregate concrete and other decorative concrete finishes.

Resealing Decorative Concrete

Resealing Decorative Concrete

Stamped concrete, exposed aggregate concrete, stained concrete, and concrete overlays all need periodic resealing to protect the decorative finishes. Reapplying sealer is an easy way to keep concrete looking its best while protecting against stains and soiling.

Faux-Finishing With Microtoppings

Faux-Finishing With Microtoppings

Microtoppings create long lasting, unique faux-finishes for premium floors. Create upscale interiors with decorative concrete overlays and stenciled patterns. Stains and dyes add extra customization and visual appeal to intricate designs.

Spray-On Pool Decks

Spray-On Pool Decks

Spray deck overlays are great for improving traction around pools. Use decorative concrete overlays for low cost pool restoration. Create custom designs using stencils and pattern tape. Read more to find out how Brickform SM Professional Grade can make your pool renovation easier.

What are Form Liners

What are Form Liners

Exposed edges of concrete can be ugly. When form liners and step liners are so easy to use, why not upgrade that pool coping, stair face, riser, or patio edge? Form liners and step liners are perfect for steps, concrete countertops, and pool decks.

Artificial Stone Overlays

Artificial Stone Overlays

 Artificial stone finishes can be made with decorative concrete overlays. Mimic natural flagstone, paving stones, and slate with microtoppings, overlays, and stencils. Repair cracks and improve appearances.

Rapid Restorations

Rapid Restorations

Speed often means profit, especially with decorative concrete overlays. Concrete restoration is the best way to improve existing concrete affordably and quickly. Repair concrete in less time using decorative overlays.  

Easy Upgrades For Concrete

Easy Upgrades For Concrete

Upgrade exposed aggregate finishes with reusable stencils. Easily and quickly add value to almost any project to make more money with decorative concrete. Decorate broom finishes, trowel finishes, and exposed aggregate.

Decorative Concrete Fair Featured Project

Decorative Concrete Fair Featured Project

The centerpiece project for the 2018 Decorative Concrete Fair is a premium outdoor living space. This luxury installation will coordinate with many of the demonstrations so attendees can see a finished product before and during the demo. Learn how to incorporate multiple varied decorative concrete elements into the same project.

DCF Trainer Profile: Greg Hyde Hryniewicz

DCF Trainer Profile: Greg Hyde Hryniewicz

At the Decorative Concrete Fair, Greg will share his knowledge on the wide variety of skills it takes to build, grow, and maintain a successful decorative concrete contracting company. Attend his seminar to learn about all of the non-technical things you need to know in order to thrive.

DCF Trainer Profile: Rachel Knigge Bruce

DCF Trainer Profile: Rachel Knigge Bruce

If you attended the 2017 Decorative Concrete Fair, you will likely remember Rachel Knigge Bruce’s stenciling demonstration. Rachel, with her stencil and design company FloorMaps, return for the 2018 Fair for a new and improved demonstration.

DCF Trainer Profile: Tom Ralston

DCF Trainer Profile: Tom Ralston

Tom's passion has been decorative and specialty concrete. His recognized expertise has allowed him the opportunity to share his knowledge through seminars and “hands on” training for over 15 years. As one of the biggest names in the decorative concrete game, Tom is the guy to learn from!

Game of Stones: Prove Your Skill!

Game of Stones: Prove Your Skill!

Design. Compete. Win. The Game of Stones at the Decorative Concrete Fair is your chance to prove your worth. This decorative concrete competition is your chance to use your skills - the same ones you use to make a living - to gain acclaim, earn bragging rights, and win thousands of dollars in prizes.

DCF Trainer Profile: Brandon Gore

DCF Trainer Profile: Brandon Gore

Learn to differentiate yourself in the market by expanding into concrete countertops. Brandon Gore is one of the leading talents for cast-in-place countertops and concrete furniture. Benefit from his years of experience and innovation by attending the 2018 Decorative Concrete Fair.

DCF Trainer Profile: Dylan Lauger

DCF Trainer Profile: Dylan Lauger

At the 2018 Decorative Concrete Fair, Dylan will lend his skills to demonstrating scored and stained concrete. Learn how to expertly decorate interior floors and outdoor patios using only sawcuts and color.

DCF Trainer Profile: Chris Sullivan

DCF Trainer Profile: Chris Sullivan

Chris Sullivan is a prolific author, speaker, and educator on topics relating to decorative concrete. He will also be a presenter at the 2018 Decorative Concrete Fair. Chris will share his varied expertise on decorative concrete systems and processes.

DCF Trainer Profile: Cement Sisters

DCF Trainer Profile: Cement Sisters

The Cement Sisters are the first Decorative Concrete Fair trainers we’re featuring prior to the event. This sisterly trio will demonstrate carving, texturing, and staining concrete with Brickform Vertical Mix. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to read about more trainers and features.

Demo Recap

Demo Recap

Solomon Colors conducted yet another educational demonstration at the HD Supply White Cap in Sun Valley, CA on May 9th, 2018. Like any other Brickform demo, this one was an excellent chance for staff and customers alike to develop familiarity with decorative concrete products and techniques.

New For 2018 At The Decorative Concrete Fair

New For 2018 At The Decorative Concrete Fair

The Decorative Concrete Fair has returned for 2018. It promises a holistic, well-rounded learning and networking experience for anyone in the decorative concrete industry. With expanded classroom learning opportunities, improved demonstrations, and an all new competition, the 2018 Decorative Concrete Fair is the best training value for your time and money.