A Concrete Canvas for Art

Anyone who has even worked with concrete knows that dealing with the elements can sometimes pose problems. When the San Juan Museum of Art had the concrete slab poured for their new atrium, there were many factors that weren’t ideal.  What they got was certainly not what they were hoping for.  The uneven color and small surface cracks over the re-bar in the slab were unsightly and would only serve to detract from the art they wished to display.  We were contacted to resurface the space and resolve the issues getting it back to concrete canvas they originally wanted.

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Stained Concrete: Beauty Without Breaking the Bank

We are just down the road from wine country.  No, not the Napa Valley wine country.  Woodinville, Washington wine country.  With over 9o wineries, Woodinville has become a mecca for wine in the Northwest.  Recently, one of those wineries contacted us about their new wine tasting room.  They were looking for a cost effective way to treat the concrete floors in the strip mall space that would become their new tasting room.  They had a contractor already working on the space and a great design.  The only missing element was the budget to make the floors match the rest of the space.  We were able to utilize a solvent dye to add color to the concrete and a high performance epoxy and urethane top-coat to offer protection for the high traffic they hoped to see.

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Decorative Concrete: The New Top Trend in Waterproof Decking

Of all the things one might consider in short supply here in Seattle, rain wouldn’t likely make anyone’s list. We’ve had those ninety day stretches with rain every day. We have seasonal affective disorder sufferers. We have the highest sunglasses purchases in the nation because no one can remember where they put their sunglasses the last time they used them nine months ago. But all those things lead to a greater appreciation for the outdoors and a love of decks! But with decks and rain comes that perpetually wet mossy space under them, unless they are waterproof. For the longest time the only choice for waterproofing decks was some type of ugly rubber coating that was only available in two colors: bland and more bland. But now, you can get the same durability and protection with decorative concrete.

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