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Decorative Concrete Collaborative by Redi-Mix Colors November 14, 2017 0

As concrete is quickly expanding its horizons from brute building material into a design and decorative staple, contractors are dealing with designers and architects who may not be as familiar with all the ins and outs of one of the world’s oldest building materials. In order to help designers, architects, and clients get on the same page so that projects can exceed everyone’s expectations, decorative concrete contractors have a few tips to help everyone understand just what can and can’t be done with concrete and how things really work. There are MANY ways to Color Concrete When designers or clients specify a color, contractors need to know if it’s a dye, integral color, water-based or chemical stain. In order for contractors to meet the end goals, they need to educate their clients on the different methods of coloring concrete. Additionally, there are many different methods of sealing and finishing which…

Stain and Seal Concrete Countertops. Create Magic! by Redi-Mix Colors November 12, 2017 0

Inspiration FOR CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS I visited my neighbor last night and was in awe of the beautiful, new marble countertops she installed in her kitchen.  I told her how gorgeous they were and how jealous I was that I didn’t have a couple grand to spend on new marble countertops. She just laughed, and told me that they weren’t marble, they were  concrete! My jaw dropped, I couldn’t believe it. She began to relay how she removed the old countertop, made a mold, filled it with concrete, and waited for it to set. Once dry she simply stained and sealed the concrete countertops to look like marble and viola. Look below, can you tell the difference? humble beginning Feeling inspired and ambitious after visiting your friend, you commit to making a concrete project of your own. You decide to start small with an outdoor end table. You check around the internet for concrete countertop…