Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Rise of Decorative Concrete and the Case for Micro-Toppings

Although it is one of the most widely used building materials in the world, plain gray concrete just never really caught on as a design favorite. Decorative concrete, however, has fast become one of the most popular design elements in the construction industry today. With concrete surfaces already under a vast amount of retail and residential spaces, and with new innovations utilizing concrete for everything from countertops to wall coverings, people are waking up to the idea of concrete as a finished floor surface. The materials and labor to create a decorative concrete floor might not be the cheapest way to go, but with unlimited design options for personalization and a durability that is unmatched in other flooring materials, it is more often looked at as an investment as well as an aesthetic upgrade.

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