The Eternal Debate: Color Hardener vs Integral Color
11/24/2015 by Aaron Szerletich
Color Hardener and Integral Color are two distinct options for achieving the same goal - coloring concrete. Each presents a specific set of pros and cons that will help inform your decision. Read on to find which is best for your application.
Fibers, and Finishers, and Sealers! Oh My!
11/25/2015 by Aaron Szerletich
Water is a big deal. Without it, it’s nearly impossible to place and work concrete using traditional methods. With too much, concrete takes too long to set and is compromised in strength and durability. Adding water to the surface makes the slab easier to work and finish, but it increases the chances of surface defects down the line. Solomon Colors offers a variety of products to help manage this element of concrete and maximize the performance of every yard.
The People of Solomon
11/25/2015 by Aaron Szerletich
People matter. As an ESOP company, Solomon Colors aims to take care of the people that make the company work.
Concrete Countertops: Like Nothing Else
12/2/2015 by Aaron Szerletich
From simple and classic to wild and avant garde, concrete countertops offer a variety of decorative possibilities for the home, office, or business.
Good Made Better: How the UF500 Automated System Revolutionizes Secondary Fiber Reinforcement
12/15/2015 by Aaron Szerletich
Secondary reinforcing fibers can be a double-edged sword. They can control cracks and generally improve performance, but they can be time consuming, difficult, and even hazardous to add to the mix. Manually adding bags of fiber to the trucks slows batching, it is difficult to track, and exposes workers to risk of injury from carrying heavy bags up ladders. In addition to being the superior fiber, UltraFiber 500 offers a solution to these issues with the superior dispenser.
This Old Dump Truck: Part 1
12/23/2015 by Aaron Szerletich
This year, Solomon Colors got an early Christmas present. A couple weeks ago, a 1927 Chevrolet Series LM Capitol dump truck arrived at the Springfield plant from a barn in Alhambra, Illinois - where the truck had sat untouched for almost two decades.
Better than Carpet; Superior to Tile
12/28/2015 by Aaron Szerletich
Concrete is a viable alternative to many traditional flooring materials such as carpet and tile. This article will give a brief overview of the low-maintenance, cleanly, and affordable concrete options as they compare to linoleum, vinyl tile, natural stone, ceramic, and carpet flooring.
Maintaining Decorative Concrete
1/7/2016 by Aaron Szerletich
Concrete is durable, but it still needs maintenance. Fortunately, compared to other materials, this maintenance is relatively easy and infrequent. Much of it is within the realm of the homeowner, business owner, or on-site maintenance. Other aspects of this maintenance, however, may require a return visit by the contractor. Read more for an overview on the importance of sealers, cleaning, and regular maintenance.
Picking Battles: Decorative Concete and the DIY'er
1/8/2016 by Aaron Szerletich
DIY is more popular than ever. Homeowners looking to save money and gain more ownership over their home improvements are looking to do as much as they can on their own. Some projects are conducive to this, while others are not. Is decorative concrete one of them? Read more to find out.
Brickform Cares About Concrete Cares
1/18/2016 by Aaron Szerletich
Concrete Cares consists of a large network of concrete professionals, often found wearing pink, dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. This passion and drive is something we, at Solomon Colors, share. To help them in their mission, Solomon Colors is donating Brickform stamps to be auctioned off at the Concrete Cares booth. Read for more details.