Concrete Decor Magazine Breaks the Silence About Protecting Decorative Concrete From Failure

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Restoration and maintenance can fight age and wear on just about any colored concrete slab. A wealth of details can be found in "Refurbish, Restore, Maintain: Caring for Colored Concrete," a story in the April edition of Concrete Decor magazine.

There's nothing more frustrating than watching a beautiful piece of decorative concrete deteriorate over time. Not many want to talk about it, but in this young industry, it happens more often than perhaps it should. Fortunately, concrete contractors are not staining in vain - there's hope.

Restoration and maintenance can fight age and wear on just about any colored concrete slab. A wealth of details can be found in "Refurbish, Restore, Maintain: Caring for Colored Concrete," a story in the April edition of Concrete Decor magazine.

Refurbishing colored concrete is less expensive and disruptive than ripping it out and replacing it. What's more, when restoring with the proper products, contractors may make repairs and changes that blend into the existing floor instead of standing out like a repair. Restoration also gives homeowners a second chance to maintain the floor properly if they hadn't been doing a good job before.

Also in the April issue of Concrete Decor:

  • One of the hottest technological trends in decorative concrete: sealers engineered specifically for use in creating concrete countertops.
  • A concrete restoration project in Hawaii, and the special challenges decorative concrete contractors face in the tropics.
  • The "Artisan In Concrete" feature, recognizing contractors from across North America for their artistry and workmanship, explores the masterful work of Mike Moncrieff, New Edge Design, Lynden, Wash.

Concrete Decor magazine, "The Journal of Decorative Concrete," is the industry's most respected resource for decorative concrete professionals. It is published in print and on the Web eight times a year by Professional Trade Publications Inc., publisher of PaintPRO and Traditional Masonry magazines. Concrete Decor features up-to-date, informative articles highlighting the best in architectural concrete design, installation and maintenance. The magazine's Web site, features a complete article archive that is a treasure trove of information on topics ranging from stamping and stenciling to coloring and sealing. Concrete Decor also has a growing Spanish-language Web site.

To check out the latest issue or to subscribe, visit Concrete Decor magazine. For more information, call (877) 935-8906.

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