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Decorative Concrete!

Jim O'Callaghan
Innovative Elements-"Where Concrete Becomes Art"
Waxhaw, NC


Red Brick Patio
Brickform Color Hardeners: Victorian Red and Tile Red
Brickform Texture Mats: Herringbone Used Brick
Brickform Touch up Tools
Brickform Release Agent: Sun Baked Clay and Bck
Brickform Sealer: Politely





Octagonal Patio
Brickform Color Hardeners: Sandstone
Brickform Texture Mats: Octagon Tile
Brickform Touch up Tools
Brickform Release Agent: Desert Tan
Quickrete Sealer: Wet Look




Brickform Color Hardeners: Sandstone and Nutmeg
Brickform Texture Mats: London Cobble
Brickform Release Agent: Black and Brick Red
Quickrete Sealer: Wet Look





1/4" Plywood reinforcement
1/4" Durarock Sheet
TAC Primer 1-Gallon
TAC ECB Anti-Fracture Membrane
Diamond Lath (Stucco)
Sonoflow - Primer
Sonoflow - Self Leveling Concrete
Brickform Overlay Primer
Brickform Overlay
Brickform Liquid Release
Decorative Saw Cuts
Brickform Acid Stain - Mahogany and Walnut
Quickrete Sealer


This was a special job. I followed Bob's recommendations on his DVD in order to pour concrete over wood. I built the surface based on his specifications and to this day I have no cracking. Great DVD! I recommend it to anyone who is serious in building their decorative concrete business!


Dominic Mattei
Custom DesignCrete Inc.
Crescent, Pennsylvania

Brickform Random Stone Pattern with Desert Sand Color Hardener with Autumn Brown Release
Note: how the Canvas Color Grout Brings out the color.

Brickform Used Basketweave Brick Pattern with an integral brick red color.

Brickform Random Stone Pattern with Light Gray Color Hardener and Dark Gray Release

Proline Seamless Texture Italian Slate combined with Brickform London Cobble Stone Pattern
Brickform Cream Beige Color Hardener with a Walnut Release.

This project started with the existing gray slab. Color was achieved by using ColorMaker Floors - 4,000 sq. ft of Sgraffino Regular and Sgraffino Fine, Patinaetch Sumatra and DCI Dye: Wheat mixed with Grahamcracker to color enhance.



Davis Concrete Design
Hiram, Georgia

Kemiko Vintage Umber; DCI Dye, Gramcracker; ColorMaker Floors Texture Seal; and Accelerator Floor Finish




DCI Dye, Gramcracker & Mahogany; ColorMaker Floors Texture Seal; and Accelerator Floor Finish




DCI Dye, Forest Green; ColorMaker Floors, Texture Seal; and Accelerator Floor Finish.




DCI Dye, Gramcracker; ColorMaker Floors Texture Seal;
and Accelerator Floor Finish





Ed Winslow
Silvermine Decorative Concrete
Wilton, Connecticut

Work completed at Stoneforge Grill Restaurant in Easton, Massachusetts.





Floor completed in Sgraffino , regular and superfine. Acid stains amber and ebony mixed, some tourquoise, red dye and a red & blue water based dye mix, wheat water base in 1 area. Deco & uro seal. Burnished with high speed soft pad.



Walls in Texston Terra with glaze and 3 colors.











Also check out the outdoor grill with concrete boxes. 8 boxes in total, 2 made for corners. Speakers and lights being added, speakers on top, notice recess, lights on bottom. The reveal is a small touch but makes the top of boxes match with countertop 4" thick. House has 50 pair of speakers.











Dominic Mattei
Custom DesignCrete Inc.
Crescent, Pennsylvania


This picture is of a pool deck we stamped. Borders are exposed aggregate. The field is Brickform London Cobble Stone Color Hardener Cream Beige with Walnut Release.







This is the same pool deck with the firepit. Fossilcrete vertically stamped fire-pit with a poured in place concrete cap. Brickform texture Bluestone seamless Color Hardener Cream Beige with Walnut Release. Notice the hand inlaid Tiles.




Fossilcrete vertically stamped wall in a random stone pattern. The wall cap is also a poured in place installation with brickform color hardener cream beige and walnut release with a seamless blue stone texture.




Felix Obregon
Precision 2000, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia



Rotofino grey and design        Rotofino with black colorfast   Rotofino with acid stain
with DCI-dyes and acid          and then Scraffino white to     mahogany and jade. On
stain.                                  contrast the background and   the border a modello
                                          a medallion of Modello           designs pattern with
                                          designs with scraffino gray.    DCI-black dye.

Dominic Mattei
Custom DesignCrete Inc.
Crescent, Pennsylvania

Two new beautiful projects from DCI Alumnus Dominic Mattei with Custom DesignCrete Inc. in Pennsylvania:

Border stamp pattern ashlar slate
Color- Charcoal
Field-Exposed aggregate
Sidewalk stamp--London Cobblestone
Color-Integral Taupe with charcoal release
Custom saw cut compass rose
Colors --White color hardener base with Black,English Red, maylay tan, and Burnished copper mottled with turquois acid stain. Dye color enhancers Graham cracker, mahogany, and ruby red.



Countertop mix Buddy Rhodes with a custom color weather sage. The cantilever bar top was hand seeded with 3 types of different aggregates. All surfaces were ground and polished.





David Crane
David R. Crane, Inc.
Covington, Louisiana

This fireplace mantel was poured using BR's mix & his color called "wheat". We added a little brown LeHabra color to contrast her stained floors. She also got a concrete fruit bowl!


Ralph Heine and Clinton Veach
Heine's Painting, Inc.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Ralph Heine and Clinton Veach stained this patio using Kemiko Stains. They used different dilutions and layers of Black, Golden Wheat, Cola, and English Red. The job was completed using two coats of "natural look" sealer.












Photos courtesy of Clinton Veach-Heine's Painting, Inc.

Mike Speach, Owner
Tropical Toppings
Winston, Georgia

Mike Speach, owner of Tropical Toppings
created this beautiful floor using a white
skim coat with custom saw cut designs.
Custom colors were created using DCI Dyes
and the final effects incorporate Key Resin 512 Epoxy and 450 Urethane.




Photos Courtesy of Mike Speach -- Tropical Toppings.








David Crane, Owner
Concrete Countertops by Crane
Covington, Louisiana

All of David's countertops are Buddy Rhodes Mix and are all cast in place. His integrated sink counters and vessels are all precast in the shop. David uses powdered stucco color to achieve different shades & antique finishes, and says he is constantly experimenting with new materials, shades and finishes.



David always mixes with ice water and adds Counter-Flo to each batch. These counters are colored with LaHabra powder called "Alamo".

Photos courtesy of David Crane.





As an interesting final touch,
David always makes the client a concrete fruit bowl
with what's left in the wheel barrow and his clients love them!.
We, at DCI, can certainly see why!


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