Crete Ventures LLC, innovators of exciting ideas in decorative concrete applications and originator of www.decorativeconcretekits.com, has formed www.concretesuperstore.com.
The Concrete Superstore is a one-stop shop for the necessary information, products and tools for staining interior and exterior concrete floors.
The Concrete Superstore has brought together a dozen or more leading manufacturers of specialty products and tools in an online store enabling contractors, artisans and Do It Yourself consumers to get the correct components and extensive "how to" information and ideas.
There is a lot more to a stained floor than just the concrete stain according to the founder of The Concrete Superstore. One of the biggest challenges has been finding the necessary components for completing a stained concrete floor. Frequently a contractor will spend an entire week of searching for products to get ready for a project.
Some of the components for sale at The Concrete Superstore are:
Floor buffers and pads
Environmentally safe floor strippers for removing glue and paint
Etching product for profiling concrete floors
Crack repair kits
Concrete overlays and self leveling concrete
Acid and Acrylic stains
Cleaning and maintenance products
The Concrete Superstore will be introducing design and architectural ideas, application plans, lighting solutions, forums and a regular newsletter featuring new products and sale items.
According to Ed Winslow founder of The Concrete Superstore, there is a lot of general and fragmented information available which is time consuming to find and understand. "Our goal is to organize specialized educational information relating to staining concrete in one place. We were successful with our 'Concrete Kit' program and found a need for extremely specialized 'how to' information."
The Concrete Superstore has a research and development team continually testing products, developing the application systems and providing step by step "how to" processes. If the R & D team doesn't like the product and application system it doesn't make it into the store.
During the past two years concrete staining has emerged as a popular functional and design alternative to conventional flooring like tile, hardwood and carpet. New products are coming to market daily. One of the biggest challenges manufacturers have is explaining to the consumer how and why to use their product.
The Concrete Superstore has found the market getting extremely large and flooded with new products. Their solution is to be focused on one niche in the market and not be all things to all people.
Decorative Concrete has been around for centuries has been a forgotten art until recently. Concrete is enjoying a renaissance which undoubtedly will last thanks to some pioneering artisans and contractors. Stained concrete floors are now everywhere, retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, schools, marinas, residential homes, condos and lofts.
The Concrete Superstore is helping to lead the growth of the decorative concrete staining market with detailed educational application information and products to ensure high quality applications.