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Where Has the Time Gone?
Industry News! Bob Harris
Kemiko Workshop - Los Angeles
Training in England
About Us
News from
The Decorative Concrete Institute

September 2010
Where Has the Time Gone?

WOW, September 2010.  Where has the time gone?

Things have been very tough everywhere.

I think we all want to forget about 2009 and the economy.

We wanted to share some innovative workshops with you and the most exciting news is the upcoming release of Bob's new Guide, Bob Harris' Guide to Polished Concrete Floors.

Visit Concrete Network for Industry information and Instructional needs (www.concretenetwork.com)

Also, click on this link to view new videos with Bob:

Some things don't change, we still distribute, so when looking for product or tools for your installation needs including DCI Dyes, Densifier and Polish Guard, call:  1-800-DCI-8080. 

Don't forget to visit our websites:



Contact your local Brickform Distributor for "Paladiano, 'Wonders of the World', by Bob Harris" for your stamping needs.

We look forward to hearing back from you!

Industry News
Bob Harris


Cover Image from Polished Concrete Guide

Bob Harris has just completed his fourth Guide entitled "Bob Harris' Guide to Polished Concrete".  The first in the industry.  This Guide is in its design layout stage with an estimated 150 pages. This Guide is projected to be available by November 1, 2010.  The guide is priced at $50.00.  Pre-sales are now available.

Here are some of the topics covered in-depth in this guide:


         A to Z instructions for producing exquisite polished concrete surfaces, covering every step in the polishing process

         How to choose one polishing system over another

         Important questions to ask before jumping into the business

         Budget analysis to determine how much to charge for each flooring option

         How to estimate materials

         Surface preparation and crack repair

         Coloring options, including integral color and color hardener (for new concrete) and topically applied stains and dyes

         Decorative finish options, including the use of stencils, scoring techniques, sandblasting and engraving

         Considerations for concrete hardness

         Overview of polishing equipment and diamond tooling

         Maintenance considerations

         Tips for marketing polished concrete


You'll also find a list of the essential tools, equipment and supplies needed if you're serious about pursuing the polished concrete market as well as a pictorial gallery of completed projects.


Don't forget to familiarize yourself with Bob's other publications:

         Bob Harris' Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors

         Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings

         Bob Harris' Guide to Stamped Concrete

         A Guide to Stained Concrete and More...with Bob Harris (Step-By-Step Instructional DVD 316 minutes)

         A Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings with Bob Harris (Step-By-Step Instructional DVD 200 minutes)

         Paladiano "Wonders of the World" by Bob Harris (Stamped Concrete Training DVD)

         On-Line Training Videos with Concrete Network  (www.concretenetwork.com or  http://www.youtube.com/concretenetwork#g/u

         An Introduction to the PreiTech Forming System with Host:  Bob Harris (Training DVD)

         The Art of Decorative Concrete, Hosted by Bob Harris (Training DVD for PCA - Portland Cement Association)

To PreOrder, Email Lee Ann at:



Kemiko Workshop in Los Angeles, California
September 22-23-24, 2010

Join Bob in Los Angeles this fall for a fantastic 3-day workshop featuring Kemiko Products! For more information, and to register, click below:

Training in England!
November 9-10-11-12, 2010

 Bob Harris and John Anderson team up to bring you the IdealWork EliteCrete Advanced Training Class in England on November 9-10-11-12, 2010. This workshop will cover Polished Concrete (the subject of Bob's industry-first new guide), MIcro-top Flooring Systems, Decorative Epoxies, Acid Stains & Dyes, and Saw Cuts & Stencil Designs.

To reserve your place for this advanced training, call 0161-494-7070.
About Us

The Decorative Concrete Institute continues to provide consulting, education, installation and training to marketplaces across the United States and Internationally. DCI places its focus on Architects, Artists, Concrete Finishers, Faux Finishers, General Contractors, Interior Designers, Ready Mix Producers, etc. to bring them knowledge and offer advice on the demands of Interior and Exterior Architectural Design.

DCI has worked with and continues to work with a diverse range of industry professionals catering to the individual needs of each project focusing on products and designs that are conducive to the particular environment they are working in. DCI consults with on-the-job applications and installations and provides the technical expertise to complete jobs successfully.

phone: 770-562-1441
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