Decorative Concrete October 2009

Products and tools for decorative concrete.

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1900 Series 7" and 9" Angle Grinders


Bosch Power Tools and Accessories' new 7" and 9" angle grinders weigh less than 12 lbs. and are powered by a 15-amp motor that delivers 4hp for an improved power-to-weight ratios. The 1900 Series was designed for concrete surfacing, block cutting, restoration contracting and more. Bosch's new Vibration Control engineering utilizes re-designed main and side handles to reduce vibrations levels up to 50 percent, versus the competition.


Bosch Power Tools

Alkali Resistant Glass Fiber


  • 12 mm Chopped Glass Strands
  • The fibers become integral within the concrete and add flexural and tensile strength
  • Exactly what concrete needs to resist cracking and allow you to create larger pieces
  • Sold in 13.2-lb. bags



Buddy Rhodes Studio

B01 Liquid-Gel Pigment


  • Thixotropic gel specially formulated for integral coloring of concrete and mortar
  • Water-based, solvent-free and environment friendly
  • Designed to disperse throughout any concrete or mortar mix
  • Highly resistant to sunlight and UV radiation, alkali and weather conditions
  • Use in cast-in place concrete, precast, tilt-up, floors, countertops, retaining walls and more


Construcolor USA, Ltd.

Cheng Concrete Countertop Products


  • Full lineup of products for producing a concrete countertop
  • Cheng Pro-Formula Mix for precast countertops is an all-in-one mix for indoor and outdoor applications
  • Product line also includes colors, slurry, sealer, wax, polish, aggregates and faucet forms
  • Instructional DVD available


Cheng Concrete Exchange

Concrete Countertop Institute Courses


With training from The Concrete Countertop Institute, you will learn quality. Get comprehensive, engineering-based training that will teach you to create the highest quality concrete countertops without worrying about technical failures. Learn from-scratch mix designs, from a neutral institute that does not sell proprietary products.

Courses offered are:

  • Intensive Precast Countertops 101 - 3 days
  • GFRC for Concrete Countertops 202 - 2 days
  • Sinks & Molds 202 - self-study; Mixes 301 - self-study
  • Sales and Marketing 101 - self-study
  • Project Management 101 - self-study


Concrete Countertop Institute



Deck-O-Grip from Deck-O-Seal, a divison of W.R. Meadows, is a non-yellowing, acrylic-based, high solids, transparent, easty-to-apply liquid cure and seal. It provides a clear, flexible and durable abrasion- and stain-resistant protective film and offers improved resistance to most of today's common pool chemicals. It is specifically designed to retain and enhance the appearance of colored concrete and exposed aggregate surfaces and contains a slip-resistant additive. Also available is Deck-O-Grip W/B, a water-based sealer that is VOC-compliant and meets both the California Air Pollution Control District and U.S. EPA Architectural Coatings Rule requirements for sealers.


W.R. Meadows Inc.

Decorative Masking Patterns


  • Hundreds of customizable designs and patterns available
  • Modello can also create one-of-a-kind designs from original artwork or logos
  • Designs are etched in place using gelled acids and stains


Modello Designs

Diamond Reflection


  • Epoxy floor systems
  • Diamond-shaped particles are part of the floor
  • No grout joints
  • Can be installed with a smooth or a textured non-slip finish
  • Designed to withstand extended wear from pedestrian traffic
  • PolyMax Flooring





  • Blend of water and mineral compounds that react withs substances already present in concrete or cementitious overlays
  • "Etches" color into surface
  • Permanent, insoluble color effects that resemble marble or natural stone
  • Made without Hydrochloric acid and Chrome VI free
  • Available in 8 standard colors


Solomon Colors

enCounter Countertop Mix


  • Professional grade countertop mix that includes limestone rock and well graded aggregates
  • 8,000 psi
  • Available in gray and white
  • Works for pre-cast or cast-in-place
  • Packaged in 50 lb. bags
  • Liquid color and optional admixtures available


The Stamp Store

Faux Brick Stencil Patterns


  • Made of plastic-coated, 22-mil-thick fiber board
  • Available in adhesive and non-adhesive forms
  • For new and existing concrete
  • 24 patterns available
  • Textures, colors and sealers also available


Artcrete Inc

Kemiko Stone Tone Wax II


  • Buff on, water-based wax
  • Non-yellowing and long-lasting
  • "Green" product with no solvent odor
  • Best applied with a slow-speed floor machine
  • Produces a low-sheen finish for interior use over colored concrete, tile, brick or masonry surface


Epmar Corporation

PaladianoStamp Tools by Bob Harris


Brickform, a division of Solomon Colors, now offers a new line of stamp tools inspired by the textures and natural stones of historic European cities. Paladiano -- Wonders of the World by Bob Harris includes stamp patterns from Paris, Venice, Athens and more. Authenticity of stamp patterns and usability of the stamp tools were the main focuses of creating the stamp line. Stamp kits include an Instructional DVD.


Brickform, A Division of Solomon Colors, Inc.

Reflective Casting Mat


  • One-time-use plastic casting mat gives concrete a reflective look
  • Multiple patterns available, including Reflective Stone, Shimmering Tile and Nature Skin
  • 63 microscopic lines in each tile block
  • Ideal for showers, countertops, walls and more



Rhino EcoStain


Rhino EcoStain provides surface protection and enhances the look and feel of decorative concrete floors. The product line consists of the Rhino EcoStain Base Coat - a bio-based, non-toxic and environmentally safe product for interior and exterior applications - and the Rhino EcoStain ClearCoats - a two-component, waterborne, polyurethane top coat system that magnifies the look of stained concrete while providing protection. These ClearCoats offer UV, chemical, abrasion and impact resistance.


Rhino Linings

Rock 'N' Roller


  • Roller, weight and spray release system for stamped concrete
  • Seven patterns available
  • 24-in., 36-in. and border rollers available
  • Lightweight
  • Up to five times faster than traditional methods


Cleform Tool Corp / Gilson Mixers




  • Alternative to chemical stains
  • No hazardous chemicals
  • Immediate color, no neutralization or extra rinsing required
  • Colors can be mixed for dozens of combinations
  • L & M Industries, LLC


L & M Industries, LLC

Sink Moulds


  • Four designs: Yuma, Black Canyon, Red Rock and Alpine
  • Composed of a high-strength, impact-resistant plastic
  • Mould can be gently sanded to remove imperfections
  • Completely recyclable at the end of their life cycle


Gore Design Co., LLC

Sky Blue Glow Aggregates


AGT's new Sky Blue Glow Aggregates are available in three different sizes: 1/2- and 1/4-in. Stone and Fine Sand. The new aggregates expose like any other decorative aggregate, are non-toxic and glow for over 12 hours. Sky Blue Glow Aggregates can be seeded, stamped and overlayed.


Ambient Glow Technology - AGT

Soff-Cut X-150D Deco Prowler


  • Ultra Early Entry system designed for beveled control joints and other decorative applications
  • 4.5-hp Robin engine
  • Weighs less than 100 lbs.
  • Handles the full line of ProEdge beveled blades
  • Self-aligning guide wheels in three sizes for 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" saw joints
  • Features include a pre-set depth of cut, integrated weight block and stainless steel front diverter


Husqvarna Construction Products

Ultra Surface Concrete Dye System


  • Fast drying
  • Penetrating
  • Variety of colors
  • No rinsing; just spray and seal


Concrete Solutions

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