Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sandscape Patio - Block Formation

Creating great architectural design pieces add a subtle elegance to a home. This home in Afton, MN wanted to keep things simple but jazz up the design. Concrete Arts created a series of integrally colored Clay concrete slabs in a Sandscape Exposed texture.

To add to the simple design, Concrete Arts precasted Clay Sandscape stairs that resemble a block formation to bring the residence to their walk out patio surface. These design adds an easy transition from one surface to the next.

Take a look at the photos below.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Adding a little festivity in with our Concrete. Enjoy Concrete Arts' Concrete Fiber Optics Christmas tree. Be creative this year and do something special.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
We hope your Holidays are very blessed.
From the Concrete Arts team

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Interesting Arcticles!

Concrete Homes' November issue of 2010 featured Concrete Countertops. Check out two articles below: Craftsman Countertops and Plane & Fancy.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cannon Falls Home

Cannon Falls home's before, during and after photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Revealed System

LifeTime Floors Revealed system was used at this residential home in Sunfish Lake, MN. We were contacted by Prestige pools to pour a pool deck. The homeowner wanted a unique clean look to compliment the stucco on the exterior of his home. Instead of going with the traditional stamped concrete, Tom Graf proposed going in a different direction with a specialty Exposed look, LTF Revealed systems.

Concrete Arts created a custom blend of colors to a white base cement to achieve the desired color. Two different sizes of Georgia White aggregate was added to the mix. In addition to the 5,000 s.f of pool deck and walk way area, a fire pit at the base of the pool deck and six different sets of stairs were all hand done with form liners with a bull nose form. Concrete Arts also casted pool caps on site. The pool caps were also a bull nose edging to keep the look consistent.

These are the beautiful images from the pool deck.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Curb appeal

I love this home that we did below. We used our Sandscape system for their front stoop, retaining wall and stairs. I love the warm brown feel and the light sand exposed texture. It gives this home a contemporary, clean look that makes you want to go visit the fascinating people who live there.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Before and After photos of Cottage Grove Pool Deck

The photos below are of a pool deck we finished in Cottage Grove, MN. Concrete Arts decorative stamped it with an Old Granite texture.

Before photos

After Photos

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Woodbury Pool Deck

Just some photos of a pool deck we finished in Woodbury. It looks amazing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nan McKay: Stimulace Plan for Patio

When Obama passed his economic stiumulace plan, Public Housing units were able to make public housing more energy efficient and help development projects. Nan McKay in South St. Paul is one example.

Nan McKay chose to redo its patio for its residence in a sustainable product called Sandscape. Sandscape is a preworn, exposed aggregate concrete finish that only needs to be resealed every 10+ years.

The 2,500 square foot patio was integrally colored Mesa Beige and stained 3 different colors within the decorative saw cut pattern, Ebony, Mahogany and Jade. See photos below.