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Three Concrete Solutions to Upgrade Your Curb Appeal

There are many ways to increase your home’s curb appeal from updating your siding to replacing your windows and doors. But many homeowners overlook one of the most dramatic upgrade solutions when they’re updating their home’s exterior. By upgrading your home’s exterior concrete surfaces, you can dramatically alter the curb appeal of your home, adding to your home’s overall value and marketability.

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Get the Acid Concrete Look Without the Acid

If you’re thinking of staining the concrete floors in your home, chances are good you’ve looked into applying an acid stain. Acid stained concrete can create a unique and stunning look, one of the reasons for its growing popularity. This bold decorative concrete look is applied using a reactive acid stain that interacts with the concrete to create stunning patina, mottling, and veining floor looks.

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Do Your Front Steps Need to Be Stained?

As a Twin Cities homeowner looking for ways to improve the exterior appearance of your home, you might be overlooking one of the simplest ways to create stunning curb appeal. Often, when homeowners look for ways to add value to their home, they think about replacing siding or adding a new entryway door. The entry to your home is one of the first things visitors see when they arrive, and it welcomes you and your family when you come home time and time again.

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Creating Beautiful Stained Concrete from Start to Finish

More than ever before, residential homeowners and commercial business owners alike are pulling up tiles and peeling back the carpet to uncover their concrete floors. Beautiful concrete floors are one of the most astonishing flooring solutions, and they’re also one of the most durable. Concrete works well with a wide range of architectural styles due to its simplicity, clean lines, and elegant look. And with more concrete stain choices available than ever before, you can create a look that suits just about any taste or style.

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Three Bold Color Looks to Consider for Your Concrete Floors

Concrete flooring is one of the most attractive and durable flooring options available. In past generations, concrete floors were often seen as industrial and drab and relegated to warehouses and patios; concrete is now on trend for homes and businesses. With designer attention to its clean lines and versatility of style on the rise, concrete is quickly replacing traditional flooring options like carpet and hardwood flooring in many homes. Concrete floors create a simple, elegant canvas for home interior design with a timeless quality that works as well with modernist designs as it does with Tudor homes and bungalows.

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How Preparing the Floor Properly Ensures the Stain Will Look Great

There are many reasons polished and stained concrete is continuing to increase in popularity. This clean, elegant flooring uses the existing concrete already in a building to create a look that works well with a wide range of architectural styles. The result can be either minimalist and simple or bold and stunning, depending on the stain and level of shine. When you’re refinishing your concrete to stain it, the key to getting a beautiful and lasting result is proper floor preparation.

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Can Failed Staining Projects Be Saved?

Stained concrete floors are one of the most beautiful and elegant looks for a business or home. The process behind stained concrete floors is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Skilled concrete floor specialists create beautiful flooring by combining the craftsmanship of an artist with engineering precision in a perfect balance. But when things go wrong somewhere along the process, the results can be anything but beautiful.

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Why Stain Your Exterior Concrete?

Summer is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather and blue skies, it’s time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors. Here in Minnesota, we enjoy some of the most beautiful summers in the country. And there’s no better place to enjoy the summer sun than on your outdoor patio or swinging on your front porch with a cool glass of lemonade.

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Why Polished Concrete is the Hottest Kitchen Floor Trend

With winter behind us and summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for Minnesota homeowners to start thinking about summer remodeling projects. If you’re thinking of replacing the tile in your kitchen with more of the same-old, same-old, maybe it’s time to think about letting the existing concrete floors shine instead. More homeowners than ever before are choosing not to cover up their kitchen floors when they’ve got perfectly good concrete below it. In fact, polished concrete floors are the hottest kitchen floor trend with no signs of slowing down because they’re as durable as they are attractive and versatile.

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Revitalizing Your Stamped Concrete With TiqueWash

Stamped concrete is a beautiful way to get the look of stone, brick, or even tile flooring. Decorative concrete is available in a wide range of looks and can completely change your patio or outdoor flooring area. But if your stamped concrete is looking a little dull, it may be time to consider revitalizing it.

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