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we#nese CO N C R E . . . Continued from page 9 crete is being mixed, that is a process, according to Wilson. With 24 colors readily available for customers to choose from, WLison said they can match any color. "Take a paint chip," and they can match it, Wilson gave as one example, Indicating gallon paint-style cans, Wilson showed the powered colors they work with. In matching a color, it's a matter of mixing the colors until the exact color is determined. Whether it's using one of the 24 col- ors they have available, or having them mix one, there is a formula on how much of the powder to use with the concrete, Wilson said. Standard colors range from black, charcoal and various shades of gray, blues, deep reds, and much lighter col- ors, to name off a few, Indicating a nearly completed back- splash, Wilson said the deep shades of red and reddish brown are among the more popular colors that are ordered. v nmumy Choices in colors and finishes are just part of the process in specifying designs with Arkardy Studios.. While granite is a popular choice with many homeowners who are look- ing for a countertop product with dura- bility, and marble is used in some cases, James Wilson uses a coffee can to scoop wet concrete from a wheel barrow and then pour it into a waiting countertop template. choosing concrete lends several dimen- sions to projects the others can't offer. Indicating the backspace, Wilson said a San Francisco designer sent in three tiles he had created for a client. These can be inset into the concrete, where as they couldn't be fitted into either granite or marble. Showing a thick-sided farmhouse See Concmm, page 11 One of the templates Joe Wilson pointed out has an integrated drain fight so it sink. III I III PAINTI.NG & CONCRETE STAINING/SEALING Specializing in a "Job Well Done"