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10 Living Rooms with Concrete Walls that Actually Look Amazing

Bare concrete as a living room isn’t on most people’s minds when choosing wall materials. It really isn’t but as you’ll see here, bare concrete can look really good in an array of living room styles.   IMO, in order for concrete to work as a living room wall it really needs other warmer materials in …

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Amazing Modular-Style House with Floor-to-Ceiling Curved Windows, Courtyard & Plunge Pool by Obra Arquitetos

Welcome to the Lens House in São José dos Campos, Brazil by Obra Arquitetos. This house is so cool in many ways.  It’s entirely concrete which I don’t normally like but I’m a huge fan of how Obra Arquitetos uses it in houses.  Other fun features include the “modular” style build, plunge pool, curved glass …

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Can You Sand Concrete? How?

Concrete is durable, quite versatile, and cost-effective – being used to form driveways, sidewalks, interior flooring, countertops, and numerous other products, and it’s more popular than ever before. Join me as we learn about the ways that concrete can add value and beauty to your home, and how you can save thousands of dollars by …

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How to Remove Paint from Concrete with a Grinder (3 Steps)

Whether it is your porch, garage floor, or other painted concrete surface, at some point, you may want to take the existing paint off. Normally paint on concrete takes punishment, and the paint is damaged, and a repair and repaint is necessary, or you might want the bare concrete back. Either way, you need to …

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13 Different Types of Concrete Blocks

Whether you’re planning to initiate a construction project, renovate your home, or prepare for an event, you’ll probably need concrete blocks at some point during the project. Concrete blocks used in construction, also known as a masonry unit, are composed of concrete, cement, sand, water, and other additives. These concrete masonry units are used in …

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What is Stamped Concrete?

What is Stamped Concrete? Stamped concrete, also known as imprinted or textured concrete, is the product of an innovative and creative process commonly applied on concrete works for driveways, sidewalks, patios, and floors to decorate the concrete slab. The process of stamping concrete not only adds decorative elements to the concrete floor but also improves …

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15 Different Types of House Foundations

Quicklist: Types of House Foundations Full Basement Daylight Basement Crawlspace  Concrete Slab  Wood Foundation Poured Concrete Precast Concrete Panel Concrete Masonry Units Stone Wood Footing and Stem Wall Pier and Beam Pier and Beam for Manufactured Homes Slab on Grade/Monolithic Slab Pre-Poured Slab Related: Types of Decorative Concrete | Types of Concrete Cleaners | Types …

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16 Different Types of Concrete

Concrete is a highly versatile material that serves a wide range of purposes including interior walls for living rooms and other rooms. From large commercial buildings to laying simple pathways to residential construction to concrete living room walls, concrete is used all around us. Generally, all types of concrete have the common ingredients of cement, …

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5 Types and Benefits of Decorative Concrete for Your Home (Photo Examples)

Concrete floors are all the rage right now. You don’t have to take our word for it; open up any home decor magazine or home decor site on the internet and you’ll see endless photos of concrete floors, in every which way, in almost any area of the home. We don’t blame them for it …

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8 Different Types of Concrete Sealers

Concrete sealers are chemical substances that are essential for protecting concrete surfaces from staining, water erosion, extreme temperatures, oil, dirt, and other contaminants. They provide a strong layer of permanent or temporary protection to concrete surfaces and floors. Protecting the surfaces from moisture, concrete sealers help improve the durability of concrete and at the same …

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4 Best Types of Concrete Cleaners for All Types of Concrete Stains

Concrete cleaners are designed to remove all the contamination from concrete surfaces and are commonly available. They clean the concrete surface in different ways based on the type of concrete cleaner you are using. Understanding how these cleaners work can actually save you money and time the next time spring cleaning comes around. First of …

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11 Different Types of Concrete Saws

A concrete saw is a power tool that is used for cutting concrete, tiles, asphalt, and other solid materials. It is also known as consaw or road saw. The blades of a concrete saw are diamond tipped that owes to its easy cutting through hard materials. Concrete saws are more powerful than conventional saws. Concrete …

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12 Different Types of Concrete Mixers Used in Home Improvement and Construction

Concrete is a composite material consisting of aggregate materials bonded with cement. When these materials are mixed together with water, they form a slurry that can be poured and molded into any shape. To get the best quality of concrete, these ingredients must be mixed properly and in a certain proportion. If not properly mixed, …

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Modern Concrete House by Miguel de la Torre Arquitectos (Mexico)

  Here’s a cool modern concrete exterior house built in Colonia San Angel, a neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico. This home’s renovation was done by Miguel de la Torre Arquitectos. While the exterior is largely concrete and some stone, the interior incorporates plenty of wood. I love the large, open spaces inside. Overall, this home is fantastic. …

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26 Concrete Houses (Photos)

Most homeowners don’t opt for exposed concrete exteriors, but some do and it can be striking. Depending on the structure, it can come off as brutalist architecture but doesn’t have to. An exterior with concrete combined with plenty of glass and natural wood can be luxurious and even warm. These three materials are somewhat common …

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60 Houses with a Concrete Driveway (Photo Examples)

There are many types of driveways. Concrete is a viable option for a driveway surface, whether a short or long or circular driveway. While there are several concrete alternatives for a driveway, with today’s technology, especially stamped concrete, you should consider concrete. Another option which I like just as much as stamped concrete is using …

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22 Concrete Alternatives for Driveways, Fence Posts and Foundations

Concrete is awesome, but it’s not the only option for securing, building and paving. There are a good number of concrete alternatives for driveways, fence posts and foundations. This extensive article is broken up into 4 sections and provides substitutes for concrete in two approaches. The first section lists out actual substances that serve as …

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20 Different Types of Concrete Tools

Concrete or cement is one of the favorite go-to hardscaping features for many builders and DIY enthusiasts. Its characteristic durability, versatility, and affordability just add to its appeal. There are plenty of tools you can use for working with cement or concrete so choosing among them can get overwhelming. When it comes down to choosing …

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4 Types of Modern Concrete Homes (Plus Costs, Pros, Cons & Siding Options)

In America, modern concrete homes are becoming very, very popular. This makes a lot of sense, especially since, according to Chemistry World Magazine, concrete is the most widely-used building material in the world. From this same 2008 issue of Chemistry World Magazine, we learned that over two-billion tons of concrete are produced every year. Keep …

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Beautiful Contemporary Concrete Dwelling Designed by NMD Nomadas

The Guaparo House designed by NMD Nomadas creates a connection between the indoor space and the surrounding environment to create a pleasing sense of harmony. It epitomizes the essence of a dwelling of the tropics where the line between inside and outside is often blurred. Creating a Sense Place Outdoors The sprawling 5,672 square foot …

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4 Types of Fiber Cement Siding for Your Home (Pros and Cons)

Picking the right type of siding for your house involves a variety of different considerations. You’ll want something that looks good and holds up to the harsh elements, but are still easy to maintain and easy on the wallet. Siding options like wood, stone, brick or stucco may look great, but they may require serious …

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Concrete Slit House by Eastern Design Office

Welcome to our gallery featuring the Slit house, a truly unique creation by Eastern Design Office in Shiga, Japan. The exterior of this house, as you may guess from the name, is defined by slits. Without exterior windows, the 105 meter wall with 60 slits surrounds the site, realizing a profoundly different approach to architecture. This conceptual sculpting by concrete slits is …

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