Above and below are several acid-stained concrete floors in a luxury condominium loft building in Royal Oak, Michigan. We didn't do the original staining in these units, but we are asked to refurbish the floors every time a tenant moves out. These 5 floors have been cleaned, touched up as necessary, and then re-sealed.
|Below are examples of some of the damage that is done to the floor by tenants. In the first two photos below, carpet or matting with a rubber backing was placed over the sealed acid-stained concrete. When the coverings were removed, they pulled the sealer and stain right off of the concrete.|
|The next two photos also show damage caused by carpet or matting with a rubber backing. In these two instances, however, rather than removing the sealer and stain from the concrete, the black rubber came loose from the backing and stuck to the concrete.|
|Repairing acid-stained concrete can be done but is not easy. It takes a thorough knowledge of sealers, and chemical stripping agents, as well as training and skill in faux finishing. Our best advice is that if you have a new acid-stained concrete floors, do not place anything on it made of plastic or rubber, or containing adhesive.|