Tag Archives: cement

6 ways to colour concrete

6 ways to colour concrete By Prosoco   Grey concrete floors can be gorgeous, but aren't the only colour choice. A pearly grey polished concrete floor can be a thing of beauty. But the days of grey-only for concrete floors are long gone. Now, the colour choices for concrete are unlimited as dreams and imagination.…
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Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete

Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete John Hill   The second in my series of ideabooks on industrial materials looks at reinforced concrete, defined as concrete strengthened with steel reinforcing, be it bars or mesh. Concrete is a material that excels in compression, so the addition of steel, which is good in tension, results…
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Improve and RDP house

Improve and RDP house   RDP housing might be an answer to the housing shortage but they only provide a basic structure with no added details and very little in the way of elements that make a house a home, and not even as much as that in some cases. Even on a small budget…
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How to Salvage a Space with Slanted Ceilings

How to Salvage a Space with Slanted Ceilings Make Those Low Walls Work in Your Favour Lily Gahagan   Okay, so your attic ceilings drop dangerously low, leaving the smallest square of livable space where you can actually stand without getting a crick in your neck. All is not lost. With a little finesse, you…
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Build Your Own Storage Shed!

Build Your Own Storage Shed! by Nathanael Scheffler   Hello Instructables! This is my entry into the Shopbot Contest. This Instructable will show you the steps to building your own shed.   We decided that our shed would be for storage because we wanted to get some stuff out of the garage so we can use…
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6 Ways Grout–Yes, Grout–Can Add to Your Design

6 Ways Grout–Yes, Grout–Can Add to Your Design Paul Anater   Though it's often an afterthought, grout plays a big role in how a tile wall, counter or floor will look. Traditionally, the grout used on tile indoors has been white. White grout's notoriously difficult to keep white in the first place, and there are…
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