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E. 8th Street House
floors are sealed concrete and the base trim clear aluminum. Where walls are not exposed CMU, they are painted white. By design, the fireplace provides a singular source of warmth, the gas flame emanating from a bed of crushed glass, surrounded on three sides by a polished concrete hearth.
Just wondering what type of sealer was used on the concrete blocks?
Were the cinder blocks treated is some way?
Since concrete block is porous, these are painted on the exterior. The interior face can be left untreated or use a clear sealer (with a matte finish).
cinder block wall in bathroom and polished concrete floor.
concrete blocks& simple bathroom set up
Exposes brick, stained concrete floor, no window basement bath
Chelsea Hill House
Wow, this is concrete block? I'm not a fan of the overall shape of this house and strange window configuration (just my personal aesthetic) but makes me think concrete block could be a viable finish instead
Love the patterned, rectangular shapes and textures of these concrete blocks.
Concrete Block Aesthetic: Minimalist, textured, neutral, cool When to use it: To highlight geometric forms. Because of its modular nature, concrete blocks (concrete masonry
Concrete Block Aesthetic: Minimalist, textured, neutral, cool When to use it: To highlight geometric forms. Because of its modular nature, concrete blocks (concrete masonry units, or CMUs) are best used in a regular, orthogonal
Concrete Block Aesthetic: Minimalist, textured, neutral, cool When to use it: To highlight geometric forms. Because of its modular nature, concrete blocks (concrete masonry units, or CMUs) are best used in a regular, orthogonal conf
Dallas, TX: Brian and Katherine
do you know where the CMU block was purchased?
Heidi likes the shape of these blocks
Retro blocks make for great outdoor space and room dividers
me gusta este block no se como para el jardin...
It is amazing how something as cheap as concrete block has such an impact on a
Love the cinder blocks and how they make this space pop. So simple.
geometric cinder block wall & door
I must , must, must get some decorative concrete blocks
geometric cinder block wall near front
cinder block wall gives way to an ice-blue front door on the exterior. A vertical window allows the family to see visitors as they approach the door.
2. As a screenThe decorative entry wall of this Texas home is a fantastic 1950s throwback. Geometric screens made of patterned besser blocks were big
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
it is on wheels. Is there a reason that you chose to have this be mobile on wheels vs stationary or imbedded into the concrete?
What is the stone on the wall? Or is it concrete?
exposed block on exterior walk-out basement walls
Nice stain for wood with cmu block walls.
Mix of besser block and timber
Stack bond block work. High and low windows
Attractive pattern Besser blocks are a common building material for load-bearing walls and can be used in tandem with concrete columns and tie beams, and then reinforced.
Bessel blocks for exterior walls, outdoor shower
Mark - Bob -- I love this block use - 1) it saves the stucco 2) Is it as strong?? WOULD LOVE THIS -- BILL
4. For structural wallsBesser blocks are a common building material for load-bearing walls and can be used in tandem with concrete columns and tie beams, and then reinforced. As used in this home, besser blocks create a strong gridlike foundation for the second floor of the home.
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
How did you get this color concrete?
We just did poured in place concrete and it doesn't look this dark. How do we get it this color? Is it painted?
Can you please explain how the concrete wall was made
in particular the finish? I have a bare block wall that I am trying to learn how to render in a polished concrete type effect but cannot find a way to do it. Thanks
Use of foam under concrete, painting of concrete to look similar to slate
concrete forms used for low level retainer. Cabin 94 might look best with two levels of retaining wall Low level planted out with perenial grasses. very nice
Poured concrete is simple, sleek and surprisingly sophisticated. Did you ever wonder exactly how this is made? Perhaps you thought a huge truck schlepped each piece over, then champion strongmen unloaded them one at a time? Nope! Poured concrete is all about molds and forms. Usually, plywood forms are
Gregory Dedona Architect
Walnut Avenue Kitchen
Contemporary kitchen with traditional painted frame and panel cabinets, butcher block island, and precast concrete countertops and backsplash. Modern stainless steel Wolf range and Subzero refrigerator accent traditional touches of cabinetry, farm house sink, stained oak floors, and coffered beam ceiling
I see the island is butcher block, what are the other counters?
Where are the seams in the main concrete countertop with the sink?
Can you tell me the color information for the concrete countertops?
The other counters are pre-cast concrete.
Concrete countertops and white painted cabinets
Concrete countertop mixed with butcher block
Hello - What are the block dimensions? 8" or 6" tall, and depth? thank you.
Is the top course of block the same as the others, but with the voids filled or is it a special solid block or is it flashed? What state is this in? We are planning to build our house and are doing something
Are these cinder blocks, or a stone on exterior?
Better looking joints and more labor to lay it knowing its a finished product. There is also a little waste factor as you loose blocks that might have imperfections.
It is a solid block that has not voids. It is placed on top once the walls have been grouted solid.
block column, metal fascia, concrete patio
Change out the rock for concrete
some ideas for working with working with cinder block.
Huettl Landscape Architecture
what is the small edging stone? Belgian block?
algae from building up along the inside of the pond, or is this something I have to contend with I'm having a major problem with this, even with my concrete planters. We are quite humid in the lush greenery of the Caribbean.
Small blocks in joints for drainage and interest, perhaps a contrast color?
I like combining stamped concrete with pavers
Concrete raised bed with a tree
Stones laid in concrete and square planting groups
Concrete has a tendency to crack due to expansion and contraction. When concrete is used as paving, cracking can be minimized by installing control joints when the concrete is placed
Limitations. Concrete has a tendency to crack due to expansion and contraction. When concrete is used as paving, cracking can be minimized by installing control joints when the concrete is placed. Control joints are essentially planned cracks that allow