In a competitive marketplace, every edge you can gain is key. Bringing more value to the customer is the best way to gain and retain more business. Competing on price is always an option, but it leaves little room to grow. Instead, compete on quality by improving your work and making it more striking, beautiful, and functional than the competition.
Pool decks are the natural habitat of decorative concrete overlays. Concrete is by far, one of the most popular material choices for pool decks and pool surrounds. Due to its relative economy versus other materials, durability, and wide range of design options, concrete is almost the de facto material of choice. But what do you do when the concrete starts showing wear or just needs an upgrade?
Use various decorative concrete techniques to make the most of existing materials. Improve the appearance of a concrete slab on grade. Stained and polished concrete are environmentally friendly alternatives to many traditional flooring options.
At the 2019 World of Concrete, Solomon Colors debuted the lightest surface retardant expose on the market. At only 0.1 mm deep, Beige Surface Deactivator unleashes a whole new kind of exposed aggregate possibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.