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Think of concrete and you almost automatically think boring — but is doesn't have to be so, as these two Portland Cement Association publications demonstrate. Finishing Concrete Slabs give ideas, black & white illustrations, nitty-gritty details, and specs for dressing interior and exterior slabs. It describes the use of exposed aggregate (seeded, topped, or brushed), stamped patterns (although no sources for stamping tools are listed), texture, color, and decorative wood divider strips. Color & Texture expands on these patterning techniques with dozens of glossy color photos of buildings and details. It discusses white concrete (cement, aggregate, admixture, and form selection), coloring (pigment types and tests), and precast and castin- place exposed aggregate. In addition, patching, cleaning and protection methods are covered. It also considers