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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Fu-Tung Cheng's surprise bestseller Concrete Countertops paved the way for a fresh look at a familiar surface. His new book moves beyond the kitchen and transforms this commonplace material into an elegant medium that can be used throughout the house. Combining cutting-edge design with helpful how-to information, Concrete at Home offers ingenious ideas for planning and bui...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Taunton Press (first published January 3rd 2005)
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Imagine the possibilities….

In CONCRETE AT HOME, concrete designer Fu-Tung Chen does just this, sharing with his readers the many creative uses he's found for concrete over the years. Floors, walls, countertops, sinks, fireplaces - Chen covers them all, with a decided flair for the fanciful.

I approached CONCRETE AT HOME as a first-time homeowner who was toying with the idea of ripping out all of my home's flooring and staining the concrete slab underneath. And, I should specify, hiring a pro to d...more
Ashland Mystery Oregon
It made me laugh to pick up Fu-Tung Cheng's Concrete At Home on the tail end of a small homes reading jag. I think I was drawn by thoughts of my mother's beautiful Florida terrazo floors, or visions of Frank Lloyd Wright's concrete block home experiments.

Fu-Teng's homes are not small on any scale! They are enormous concrete castles of light and color and texture, with entire rooms, walls and floors designed in concrete, or just accents like a counter or object. Either way, the precise focus and...more
Aug 19, 2008 Ian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: home designers, artists
Excellent look at the abundant possibilities of concrete use in the home.

Author is very experienced, despite his demeanor. Photographs are very clear, numerous, and very inspiring.

It's an honest book, it shows the amount of work that goes into a project, but it nevertheless simplifies it to a degree.
Adhika  Annissa
It talks about concrete: the techniques, applications.. shows pictures of the process, the examples.. the content is understandable (enough) for amateurs.
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