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Mixing Historic and Modern in NYC – Profile: 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 […]

Self-Cleaning Concrete Reduces Air Pollution

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 […]

Top Ten Facts about Concrete

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 […]

Concrete Flooring in Manhattan Offices
Glossy Concrete Office Flooring

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 […]

Eco-Friendly Polished Concrete Floor In NYC

41 Cooper Square is a USGBC LEED PLATINUM Building  “Green design” is good for the environment. It is great for our health. It is fundamental for the future.  If you’re in the business of boosting your bottom line, lowering your operating costs, and putting in place a healthier indoor environment, look no further than Manhattan […]

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