A couple of years ago, Gordon Julius, an architect in Grand Rapids, Mich., wanted a decorative floor finish for a clothing store to show images of clothing. He contacted Agio Imaging, Kalamazoo, Mich., for suggestions. Agio Imaging was using a process called “grand format graphics” to create images on paper, cloth, canvas, or other materials up to 150 feet long and 16 feet wide. Bill Rousos, vice president of marketing, recalled being skeptical about the compatibility of concrete’s alkalinity and his ink. He also wondered what type of material to print on that would adhere to concrete. After much research and testing, they solved the problems and produced the effect that Julius was after. That success led Agio Imaging and Julius to form a company and start the patenting process for a product they are calling Floor Pix—moving decorative concrete in a new direction.