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Concrete Interior Design Tips

September 27, 2012

In certain parts of the country, concrete homes are very popular.  Homes made of concrete are more soundproof, more resistant to bad weather conditions and to pests, have lower energy bills, and require less maintenance.  While it has these advantages, not every homeowner is willing to invest in a concrete home or may not be able to purchase one.  Fortunately, one can still incorporate Dallas

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Concrete Floors Tip – Curing the Slippery Surface Problem

August 13, 2012

Sealing a concrete surface offers protection against wear and tear and can also enhance the color and overall appearance of the floor. While that is all positive, it does also have some negative consequences. When you seal a floor with a commercial sealant, you also create a surface that may be slippery and unsafe.

While most sealants do not present a major slipping hazard when …

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Stain Concrete Floors Tip – Use Multiple Colors

August 11, 2012

Do you want to show your creative side when staining a patio or other concrete surface? Why be the same as everyone else and just use a single color stain for your concrete surface? It is very possible to apply two or more different colored stains and get professional looking results. Following are a few suggestions that will help you achieve the designer look you …

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DIY Concrete Countertops – DIY Guide

April 20, 2012

Cement countertops are the rave of the modern era. With this type of kitchen surface, you get the same benefits of a granite countertop, but there are many more decorative options available. Concrete countertops are great because the surface product can be poured right into the form made exclusively for your kitchen needs and size dimensions. If you have a unique configuration in your kitchen …

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How to Acid Stain Concrete Floors – A DIY Guide

December 15, 2011

Concrete floors are durable, hard working, and can be quite comfortable in warm climates. Unfortunately, they can also be unbearably ugly. If you're tired of looking at dull, grey concrete and want to learn how to stain concrete floors, here is a basic concrete staining technique.

Prepare the Surface
Concrete that will be stained needs to be cleaned, completely dry, and free of any chips, …

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