Bob Harris’ Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors has been an industry bestseller since its release –- selling more than 800 copies per month through the American Concrete Institute, Portland Cement Association, The Concrete Network and dozens of construction supply houses and architectural bookstores.
Harris is as excited about the upcoming guide on stamped concrete, which will be out in October, as he was about the staining guide. “Decorative concrete contractors can prosper from the demand for stamped concrete by learning to create beautiful, durable stamped concrete using the latest techniques and procedures. There are currently no books available on stamping concrete so I feel this book can make a big contribution to the industry,” says Harris.
According to Harris, “The decorative concrete industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and the growth can sometimes be hard to keep a handle on. People are getting into the industry from other industries, and decorative concrete is no longer a niche. It has become mainstream. I hope to play an important role in getting good information out to the industry through seminars and in printed form.”
Jim Peterson is founder and president of ConcreteNetwork.com (www.concretenetwork.com), a website serving more than 400,000 visitors per month, and a principal in High Grade Form, Inc., a foundation contractor located in Perris, Calif.