Exposed, board-pattern concrete is an architect's favorite, however it often is cut out of the budget, since its the execution in a project demands meticulous planning and detailing, knowledge and experience of chemical reactions, influenced by the type and age of wood used for the forms, the aggregate size, amount of water, speed and continuity of pour, weather and much more. Once it is poured, it is what it is, and it takes a few days wait and taking of the forms to see, whether it was successful or there will be a tear-down and do-over. Daniel, even though he is a carpenter by trade, was thankfully up for the challenge - with an excellent result!
The concrete slabs - both interior and exterior - where poured by Danny Herring. Originally, the plan was to acid stain the interior floors, but now, that it is cured, the natural variation in color is so beautiful that we decided to leave it natural, as it is!