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News from
The Decorative Concrete Institute

February 2011

We would like to thank everyone that stopped by the Kemiko booth during World of Concrete.  It was our extreme pleasure to meet and visit with you.  Be sure to visit our website for workshops / training and feel free to give us a call on product purchases or questions regarding upcoming classes.  We look forward to hearing from you again!

Great News Shared at
World of Concrete 2011


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Decorative Concrete Institute and Epmar-Kemiko are proud to announce their new alliance.


Kemiko has a great line of decorative products ranging from acid stains and water-based stains to sealers, waxes and floor finish.


Combine that with Kemiko's long history of proven industrial products which can be used for decorative applications such as, colored quartz, broadcast paint chips and mind blowing metallic pigments, and you end up with  a recipe for success!


The success stories don't stop there ! Kemiko decided it was time to add to their already impressive product line by introducing a new  skim coat line, Terra Fresco by Bob Harris and Kemiko Dyes by Bob Harris. These exciting new product lines were introduced at this year's WOC and met with rave reviews.  Check out the beautiful display floors at Kemikos booth all done with Terra Fresco and the other mentioned product lines.

Terra Fresco at WOC

Terra Fresco Microtopping is a high-performance cementitious topping that can be integrally colored using Terra Fresco Color Paks for color consistency, acid stained or dyed.  This versatile product can be used for both interior and exterior applications and can transform worn and distressed concrete into a brand new canvas.  When installed following Kemiko's product technical guidelines, Terra Fresco Microtopping will provide a long-wearing architecturally pleasing surface.  


Also available are dissolving color paks to integrally color the microtopping without the need to weigh or measure pigment.  Finally, an easy alternative to coloring the microtopping! Simply pop in one bag of Terra Fresco color pac (yep, bag and all) in to the pre-determined polymer and mix for roughly 30 seconds.  Now it's time to add the Terra Fresco powder and mix for an additonal 2-3 minutes and there you have it, an intergrally colored microtopping that is consistent from batch to batch.


Kemiko Dyes by Bob Harris, combined with past and present success stories using DCI Dyes, well, what more could you ask for in this competitive market to complete your decorative application ? Think about it, now you have a one stop source for producing beautiful skim coated floors that can be protected with the most advanced coating technologies in the industry !


Training workshops for Kemiko's Skim Coats, Stains and Dyes are held at Decorative Concrete Institute.  These classes are 3 days long with an investment of $950.00 per student.  Bring additional students and we will discount your class at the rate of $100.00 per student. You won't want to miss these exciting classes !


Classes are scheduled for:

February 16-17-18

March 30-31 / April 1

May 25-26-27


Also be sure to check out the Kemiko Decorative & Industrial Coatings workshop April 27-28-29.


Visit our website to see additional workshops.


Invest in Training and Education!  Don't forget to visit:  BobHarrisGuides.com


Bob Harris' Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors -  $35.00     

Bob Harris' Guide to Stamped Concrete                      -    $45.00    

Bob Harris' Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings   -    $45.00    

Bob Harris' Guide to Polished Concrete Floors            -   $50.00


A Guide to Stained Concrete and More...with Bob Harris - $149.00

A Guide to Concrete Overlays & Toppings with Bob Harris - $129.00

"Paladiano - 'Wonders of the World' by Bob Harris" - $69.50



DCI DYES and Kemiko Dyes by Bob Harris:

Water-based concentrate 1-G capacity:  $35.00

Solvent-based powder 1-G capacity:  $65.00

Solvent-based powder 5-G capacity:  $290.00


Terra Fresco Regular and Fine / Gray and White

Terra Fresco Liquid (TFL-1100) 5-Gallons








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