UNDERSTANDING DECORATIVE CONCRETE FINISHES

Decorative concrete can be produced in a variety of means and methods, ranging from thin coatings and applied stains, to topping slabs, to full thickness slabs, for both interior and exterior applications. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what factors should be considered when deciding on a decorative concrete floor. 
  • Understand the difference between stained and polished concrete and the various means for accomplishing each. 
  • Learn the factors that affect final cost for each type of decorative concrete.

PRESENTER:  Doug Hartman, FAIA, FCSI, LEED AP

Doug Hartman has spent most of his 43 year career in the DFW area as an architect, specifier, construction administrator, and sustainability advocate.  The company he founded,  Inspec, has served as an independent consultant to area architects for the last 31 years. He is a fellow in both the AIA and CSI, earning both distinctions for his efforts in continuing education of fellow architects.