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    Surprising Concrete Ideas For Your Office
    By Matt Koerner
     

    Admittedly, when you think about concrete, feng shui and chic interior decorating may not come to mind. The truth however is that this material is the finish of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious architects and structures. Not only does it lead to a very beautiful finish, it is eco-friendly, since it leverages […]

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    This Massive 3D Printer Constructed 10 Concrete Houses In a Single Day
    By Matt Koerner
     

    Using a mixture of construction waste (a mixture of sand, concrete and glass fiber) and concrete for printing material, a single-story, one-room house can be printed for less than $5,000. Imagine building similar structures in Manhattan and NYC?

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    Mixing Historic and Modern in NYC – Profile: Matt Koerner
    By Matt Koerner
     

    When Matt Koerner, president of Manhattan Concrete Design, founded his company in 2004, the marriage of concrete and epoxy coating wasn’t quite the function-meets-form evolution that now leads flooring trends a decade later. With a thriving business, split between the two finishes, Koerner focuses on myriad projects while trying to grow his business at the […]

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    Self-Cleaning Concrete Reduces Air Pollution
    By Matt Koerner
     

    Imagine a world with self-cleaning buildings and clean-air-promoting-roadways. These technologies may sound like space-age ideas, but they are present-day realities due to special formulations of concrete. Capable of neutralizing pollution and washing away harmful smog, concrete products provide tremendous value to our architectural spaces and planet. Proprietary technology (based on particles of titanium dioxide) is […]

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    MCD Project named “One of Seven Cool Hotel Conversions” by Interior Design Magazine.
    By Matt Koerner
     

    Building a hotel from the ground up allows interior designers freedom to develop a visual impact in bold and highly individualistic strokes. But what if the canvas for creating that impact were decades or even centuries old? What if it was once a department store or a church or a brewery? When innovation meets preservation, […]

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    The Ultimate Concrete Quiz
    By Matt Koerner
     

    You have your wheelbarrow, concrete mixer and shovel ready. But the difficult part of making concrete, even with the best of tools, is getting the mixture correct. Concrete has been used for many centuries, but the concrete mixtures used today by Manhattan Concrete Design have come a long way from the mud mixtures that were […]

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    Crew Continues Hurricane Sandy Cleanup with Epoxy
    By Matt Koerner
     

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, thousands still remain displaced by the storm’s devestation of New York City and its boroughs. For Matthew Koerner and his team of Manhattan Concerete Design, the ongoing renevation of Peter Cooper Village is an important and challenging task.  Check out this feature article in CoatingsPro Magazine highlighting the work […]

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    Manhattan Concrete on Cover of Polishing Contractor
    By Matt Koerner
     

    Manhattan Concrete Design was featured on the Winter 2014 issue of Polishing Contractor! Manhattan Concrete Design creates an industrial look with polished concrete ina factory turned hotel project. The owner of the paper factory chose concrete for his newly renovated building for its look and low life cycle costs. We embedded newspapers, maps, and magainze […]

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    Top Ten Facts about Concrete
    By Matt Koerner
     

    We interact with concrete on a daily basis, whether on the street or in our homes or offices. Still, its history and uses allude us. Check out these interesting facts about concrete! 10) The oldest piece of concrete on record is 12 million years old. Discovered in Israel in the 1960s, it’s a natural deposit […]

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    Happy Thanksgiving from Mahnattan Concrete Design!
    By Matt Koerner
     

    What are you thankful for today? MCD is thankful for our employees and vendors who show up to work everyday, ready to take on the challenges of Manhattan Concrete. Thank you everyone!  

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    Concrete Polishing: Jersey Mike’s Subs in Manhattan
    By Matt Koerner
     

    We’re polishing every Jersey Mikes in Manhattan. This is the second store that will be opening soon on 3rd Ave. How exactly does concrete polishing work, what are the benefits, and what services do we offer? Polished concrete is the finish of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious architects and structures. It’s eco-friendly, […]

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    How To Make A Concrete Polished Boat Float
    By Matt Koerner
     

    The knowledgable Greek scientist Archimedes determined that if an object weighs less than the water it displaces it won’t sink. Did you know that concrete, too, can float in water? In fact, during World War II, the United States made two dozen concrete ships to conserve steel. Students from universities around the country are currently […]

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    Five Interesting Facts About Epoxy Floor Toppings
    By Matt Koerner
     
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    Epoxy is a waterproof resin coating poured over concrete to seal it from stains. Whether opaque or clear, matte or shiny, epoxy gives floors a seamless look. 1)      Epoxy floor toppings provide your old or new floors with a new shimmer and shine. If a floor in your business or home is looking worn down, […]

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    Epoxy-based system is runway-worthy; reduces risk of becoming fashion roadkill
    By Matt Koerner
     

    With the words of a popular television series character, “Remember to trot, trot with caution and don’t become ‘fashion roadkill,’” echoing in his mind, a Manhattan flooring contractor recently stumbled upon an opportunity to help Dur-A-Flex seamless, resinous flooring make its fashion debut. “I was approached by EYESIGHT Fashion & Luxury Events to design a […]

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    Expoy Floor for Victoria Beckham, NY Fashion Week
    By Matt Koerner
     

    A flawless epoxy floor we installed for VictoriaBeckham. Her NY fashion week showing yesterday was amazing! We’ve worked hard to get our work to be this high quality and be displayed on this worldwide level.  

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    Eco-friendly Polished Concrete in NYC Demystified
    By Matt
     
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    These days, being green is nearly a business requirement. Office recycling, eco-friendly cleaning, and conscious paper usage are practically de rigeur in corporate America—particularly among the cutting edge. But there’s one environmental opportunity that isn’t getting as much play: concrete and epoxy flooring. You see, as standard foundational material, concrete already exists. There’s no need […]

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    Premiere Epoxy Flooring Contractors in NYC – Manhattan Concrete Design
    By Matt
     

    You push through the revolving door, and smile in satisfaction. The floor you commissioned reflects back, like a smooth lake in midtown NYC. Congratulating your own judgment in epoxy flooring contractors, you admire the gleam, the embedded logo, the subtle blend of colors of your newest polished concrete in NYC.   Wait until the customers […]

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    Concrete polishing in NY to add a dash of splendor to the amazing city
    By Matt
     
    Concrete Polishing in NY - Energy Efficient Flooring

    Concrete polishing in NY has become the latest trend and is looked upon by the interior designers as the best solution available for concrete floor restoration. This is a simple yet very effective technique that breathes new life into the dull, lifeless and aging concrete floors in several of the historic buildings that New York […]

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    Epoxy flooring contractors in NYC
    By Matt
     

    Epoxy flooring contractors in NYC are gaining popularity for providing highly durable flooring options mainly for industrial and commercial buildings. So, what is epoxy flooring? Epoxy is basically a type of glue that has a very high bonding property and is considered extremely durable. Resins and hardeners are the two components of epoxy that are […]

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    Epoxy Flooring in NYC
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    Concrete Flooring in Manhattan Offices
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    White Epoxy Floors in New York City
    By Matt
     
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    We precisely mix the perfect ingredients for a smooth monolithic epoxy floor.

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    Glossy Concrete Office Flooring
    By Matt
     

    What’s the most abundant mineral on earth? What reduces the consumption of raw materials? What can incorporate recycled products, such as crushed glass, bits of recycled plastic, marble chips and metal shavings? What floors optimize radiant heat transfer? What floors work great with solar design? What absorbs the heat of the sun during the day […]

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    American Eagle Polished Concrete
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    Eco-Friendly Epoxy Flooring @ Avenues the World School
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    Polished Concrete for Midtown Fashion Building
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    Polished Concrete – Brooklyn Navy Yard
    By Matt
     

    This floor needed resilience, so we brought it. Polishing 100+ year old concrete can be challenging. We brought our specialty tools and techniques to ensure this concrete floor stays polished for another 100+  

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    Polished Concrete in NY @ Nike Store
    By Matt
     

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