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Dave McVey of Concrete Resurfacing Inc. in Olathe, KS, sent us information about his newest line of unfinished concrete tiles. Made with Glass-Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), the unfinished tiles are made to be painted by artists using concrete stains and dyes.

"After doing overlays for seven years I came up with the idea of making unfinished concrete tiles that can be acid stained and dyed. My tile gives me the uniform look, strength and durability of tile yet allows me to be creative. I originally began making Terrazzo tiles by exposing the aggregate and polishing, but soon discovered that I preferred the look of the tiles acid stained.

"With my creative partner, Mike Payne, we are in the early stages of manufacturing these tiles for the decorative concrete, faux painting, and mosiac tile markets under the brand name of Sabbia Concrete Tile. Sabbia is the italian word for sand, In addition, we also design the tiles and provide installation but our main goal is manufacturing. Currently, we are in the process of designing tiles for several bathroom floors. Some of our initial samples can be viewed at"

With the Sabbia Concrete Tile, homeowners, designers and artists can create their own motifs and designs for one-of-a kind floors, countertops, backsplashes or walls. The tiles can be stained to create a mottled look with no repeating coloration or mold patterns. They are ideal for stenciling or sandblasting. They're also easier, smoother, stronger and more durable than thin concrete overlays.

BEFORE- Unfinished AFTER- Acid Stained

For more information:
Dave McVey, CEO
Concrete Resurfacing Inc.
DBA Sabbia Concrete Tile
1836 E. 154th St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 269-1374

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