Learning About Building With Concrete

Concrete In Your Next Home Flooring Projects

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If you’re planning on doing some major remodeling, including putting in new floors, consider concrete in your design plans. This material goes beyond the gray, rough surfaces you may think of when you hear “concrete.” Finishing techniques can make it look like natural stone, marble and even wood. Here are some flooring ideas to start you thinking about concrete for your next remodeling project. Dining Room Starting with the dining room, you want an elegant floor for your dinner parties.…

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Tips For Concrete Cutting

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Concrete will naturally contract as the temperature falls and expand as it warms up again. If you don’t do something to prevent it, your concrete will crack. This cracking will undermine the structure and appearance of your driveway. You cannot do anything to prevent cracks from forming, but you can do something to control the direction your cracks take. This is where concrete cutting comes into play. How Far Apart Should Your Joints Be…

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Stamping, Inlaying, and Staining: Decorative Techniques Take Concrete to the Next Level

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When people think of concrete, they often think of a gray, industrial-warehouse look. However, with techniques like stamping, inlaying and staining, the possibilities for decorative concrete are really quite broad. From showroom floors to patios and even home flooring, concrete is not only durable but attractive. Stamping Stamping a texture into the surface of concrete can go a long way towards making it more attractive. Stamped concrete can mimic many different materials; a flat concrete patio could be stamped with both the texture of natural stone and the grid that would make the surface look like separate pavers.…

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