Abstract Concrete wins first place in Restoration Contest

05/25/09

I am pleased to announce that Abstract Concrete took first place for Interior in the 2008 Concrete Decor Magazine Restoration Contest.  The project was located at the Detroit Water Building in downtown Detroit.  You can read more about the project by clicking on the project profile located on our homepage. The article can be found... more

 


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Abstract Concrete featured at World of Concrete

Abstract Concrete was selected to demonstrate cutting edge decorative concrete techniques at the World of Concrete Artistry in Concrete event in Las Vegas.  Our creative designs and innovative techniques as a leading installation company was recognized by, and led to our selection by Concrete Construction Magazine, the event sponser. To read the article visit Concrete Construction Magazine



Renovation Project: Comerica Park, Detroit

 

In spring 2009, Abstract Concrete  stepped up to the plate again, adding the finishing touches to the new Labatt Blue Light Jungle Bar at Comerica Park, where fans of the Detroit Tigers can enjoy a tropical sports dining experience, complete with 119-inch HDTVs and 65-inch plasmas, rainforest foliage and other theme attractions.

Ilitch Holdings, the architects behind the project, originally wanted to stain the floor of the 3,300-square-foot concrete jungle, but the existing floor wasn’t in the right shape to do acid stain.  When the architects saw samples of our flooring systems they knew right away this was the direction they wanted to head.

The flooring system installed is one of a kind, and a very unique type of product.  A nanoparticle pearlescent pigment is used directly in the epoxy coating.  This creates an opaque finish that hides the flaws of the underlying substrate.  But the coating doesn’t yield a uniform color in appearance as the particles reflect light rather than absorb it like traditional pigments.  In addition, the particles ebb and flow during the curing process to create some of the most stunning color movement ever seen in a resinous applied flooring system.  This yields a floor with a similar look to an acid stain, but better.  The floor has more depth and dimension than a traditionally stained floor and there isn’t the unpredictability in color seen with acid stains.