is the truck and machinery repair area of a 3,200 square foot warehouse.
The owner wanted it sealed so that oil and vehicle fluids wouldn't stain
the concrete. Acid stain was used for coloring, rather than epoxy, as the
color would be "in" the concrete and could not peel off. A polyurea clear sealer
was used to protect the floor, as it would be more chemical
resistant than an epoxy or urethane. The first photo shows the floor at
the outset; the photo at right shows the floor after cleaning. The next
two photos below show the floor after staining, and then after sealing.
The bottom two photos show the floor from a different angle. The last
photo show the glass bead aggregate that was added to the final coat of sealer
for slip resistance. It isn't aesthetically appealing, but it does help
prevent slips and falls by workers on a wet floor. Artcrete's "Mahogany"
was the color of acid stain used.