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.
Ryan Lakebrink - president of Lakebrink Custom Concrete, application expert for The Art of Concrete, and Director for the ASCC’s Decorative Council and Polishing Board - will conduct a wet polishing demonstration using Lythic products and Wagman tools at the 2018 Decorative Concrete Fair
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hardscape is a blanket category for any manmade materials incorporated into a landscape. Typically, the term hardscape is used to refer to patios, walkways, retaining walls, and other similar structures. Hardscapes can be made from a variety of materials including natural stone, brick, pavers, wood, and concrete.
Throughout the year, Solomon Colors helps facilitate dozens of educational demonstrations at customer locations. These demos are a valuable tool for the ready-mix producer, materials distributor, and the concrete contractor. They present the opportunity to develop relationships, build skills, and grow demand. On February 28th, 2018 Carew Concrete held one such demonstration, with the help of Solomon Colors, at their Appleton, WI plant.
The largest expense for any business is labor. Reducing labor costs and improving efficiency is the best way to increase the bottom line. But that raises the question: “How do you decrease labor costs in a labor-intensive field like decorative concrete?” Here are four ways to decrease labor costs in decorative concrete and improve the bottom line.
On February 7th and 8th, Solomon Colors exhibited at the first annual Canadian Concrete Expo in Toronto, ON. A steady stream of concrete contractors, materials suppliers, ready mix producers, precast producers, and block manufacturers came by the Solomon Colors booth.
It’s become tradition, at this point, that Solomon Colors will be part of Concrete Cares’ efforts at World of Concrete. Every year, Concrete Cares attends the World of Concrete to receive donations and raffle tools to raise money for cancer charities. As a charity-oriented company, Solomon Colors always happily supports Concrete Cares in the fight against cancer.
Solomon Colors will be in the Silver Lot, in our usual place near the South Hall. Stop by and see us at World of Concrete 2018! Use the code "BUY" to receive a discount when you register for an exhibit only pass at World of Concrete.
Fan patterns create beautiful impressions reminiscent of European streets.
Cobble and brick pattern stamps are common finishes for a variety of applications – including streetscapes, walk paths, and patios.
If you want to be successful when stamping concrete, it is important to be familiar with the layout and fit of the texturing tools. Improperly fitted tools lead to squeeze ups, sloppy grout lines, and generally poor texture. Even if you fit the tools properly, unfamiliarity with the textures will make the process slower, reduce the quality of the finished product, and make the process more difficult.