Adding beauty and sustainability to durability, cost-effectiveness, and low maintenance among concrete flatwork benefits, The Art of Decorative Concrete,
Adding beauty and sustainability to durability, cost-effectiveness, and low maintenance among concrete flatwork benefits, The Art of Decorative Concrete, Portland Cement Association‘s latest DVD, explores the processes and materials used to create textured concrete driveways, patios, walkways, and interior floors. Hosted by Bob Harris, renowned concrete artisan and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute in Temple, Ga., the video illustrates the variety of techniques that account for stunning flatwork installations.
Harris displays a range of designs achieved by stamping or staining concrete, applying microtoppings, polishing concrete, and exposing embedded aggregate. Designed as a resource for consumers and contractors, the video highlights ways to enhance newly poured concrete and demonstrates how polishing and microtopping can transform an existing gray slab into a visual focal point.
Additionally, decorative concrete’s ÎgreenÌ design attributes are discussed, including reducing or eliminating the need for finishes, such as carpet, associated with indoor air quality problems. Moreover, utilizing microtopping and polishing to transform an in-place slab saves natural resources that might have been consumed for reconstruction. More information on The Art of Decorative Concrete DVD can be obtained from the PCA Bookstore, www.cement.org/bookstore. Orders can also be placed by calling 800/868-6733.