Decorative Concrete

Definition: concrete that has received treatments to create aesthetic effects. These treatments may include coloring, polishing, texturing, embossing, molding, etching, applying cementitious toppings, embedding items, or a combination of these. - ACI Concrete Terminology

Decorative concrete requires treating concrete in a variety of ways to increase its aesthetic appeal. Various materials are used to produce decorative concrete and the characteristics of these in achieving color and texture. These materials include: - Color hardener: Provides unique color coupled with a very durable surface. - Integral color: Can be used for practically any application and texture. - Chemical stain: Chemical stain creates artfully uneven, variegated, or translucent color much like that of natural stone.


Recycled Glass as Aggregate for Architectural Mortars

Publication: IJCSM
Date: 9/30/2018

“Glascrete”—Concrete with Glass Aggregate

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 3/1/2000

Selection and Use of Materials for Precast Concrete Wall Panels

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 10/1/1969

Guide to Portland Cement Plastering

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 7/1/1963

Masonic Home and School Chapel in Ft. Worth, Texas

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 9/1/1961

the Navy's New Ship Model Testing Plant

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 4/1/1939

Standards of Performance of Concrete For Stucco

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 2/1/1929

Decorative Painting on Concrete

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 2/1/1928

The Architectural Theory of Concrete Design

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 2/1/1927

Ornamental Concrete Floor Surfacings with Especial Reference to Terrazzo

Publication: Journal Proceedings
Date: 2/1/1926

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Practice oriented papers and articles ON DECORATIVE CONCRETE

HOUSEofCARDS Design-Build Project

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2023

2022 Decorative Concrete Council Award Winners

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2023

2021 Decorative Concrete Council Award Winners

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2022

Near-Surface Qualities of Decorative Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2021

Concrete Q&A: Curing Decorative Concrete with Hydronic Heaters

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2021

A Stadium for Books

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 9/1/2020

2019 Decorative Concrete Award Winners

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2019

2018 Decorative Concrete Council Award Winners

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2018

2017 Scofield Decorative Concrete Awards

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2018

Decorative Concrete Council Award Winners for 2017

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2017

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Color, Pattern, and Texture: A Concrete Surface Design System

by Scott Balch

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