Soccer Madness Sporting Goods

 Retail Store Concrete Floor with Black Cutback Adhesive Prior to New Decorative Concrete Flooring
 Retail Store Concrete Floor with Tile and Carpet Adhesive Prior to New Decorative Concrete Flooring

This is a 3,000-square-foot soccer-themed sporting goods store.  The top photos show the floor just prior to the beginning of our work.  That may look like gray concrete, but it's actually 1/4" of sticky yellow carpet glue covered with black, dry-fall paint from spraying the ceiling.  A walk-behind grinder (above right) was used to remove it. 

 Retail Store Concrete Floor Ground Clean of Adhesive Prior to Acid-Stained Cement Overlay
 Retail Store Concrete Floor Resurfaced With New White Cement Overlay

The next photo (above left) shows the clean concrete after several days of grinding.  Still unsuitable for staining, though, we resurfaced this concrete with a thin, polymer-modified, white cement overlay (above right).  Saw-cuts were then added for accenting, and to add symmetry to the floor.

 Retail Store Concrete Floor Resurfaced With Cement Overlay and Acid-Stained Before Applying Clear Sealer
 Retail Store Concrete Floor Resurfaced With Acid-Stained Cement Overlay and Clear Epoxy Sealer

The photo above left shows the cement overlay after staining and during the application of the sealer.  A water-based epoxy and urethane were used because they have no odor and would not be affect neighboring tenants in the shopping plaza.  They also provide the high durability and gloss required for a retail environment. 

 New Chicago Area Retail Store With Acid-Stained Cement Overlay and Clear Epoxy Sealer
 Retail Store Concrete Floor With New Acid-Stained Cement Overlay

For the acid stain coloring, we used a custom mix of Scofield Antique Amber and Dark Walnut.  These two colors are on display in the next four photos of the finished floor.  We applied four coats of Spartan's On 'n On floor finish for added protection and maintenance.

 Closeup Photo of Acid-Stained Cement Overlay and Saw-Cut Joints
 Exterior of Soccer Madness New Sporting Goods Store Prior To Opening