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 the shopping area of a 3,000 sq. ft. soccer-themed retail sporting goods store.  The top photos show the floor just prior to the beginning of work.  That may look like gray concrete, but it's actually 1/4" of sticky yellow carpet glue covered with black dryfall paint from spraying the ceiling.  A walk-behind grinder (above right) and two different sets of diamond cutting pads were used to remove it.  The photo at bottom left shows the clean concrete left from grinding.  Still unsuitable for staining, though, it was resurfaced with a thin, white cement overlay (bottom right).  Saw-cuts were added for accenting.

Retail Store Concrete Floor Ground Clean of Adhesive Prior to Acid-Stained Cement Overlay
 
Retail Store Concrete Floor Resurfaced With Cement Overlay and Acid-Stained Before Applying Clear Sealer
Retail Store Concrete Floor Resurfaced With New White Cement Overlay
 
Retail Store Concrete Floor Resurfaced With Acid-Stained Cement Overlay and Clear Epoxy Sealer

Next (above left), is the cement overlay after staining and during the sealing process.  A water-based epoxy (Decopoxy) and urethane (PolyBright) from Decosup were used because they have no odor and would not be offensive to neighboring tenants in the shopping plaza.  They also provide the high durability and gloss required for a retail environment.  The acid stain used was a custom mix of Scofield's Antique Amber (gold) and Dark Walnut (brown).  These two colors are highlighted in the next four photos of the finished floor.  The sealed floor was given four coats of Spartan's On 'n On floor finish for added protection and maintenance.

New Chicago Area Retail Store With Acid-Stained Cement Overlay and Clear Epoxy Sealer
 
Closeup Photo of Acid-Stained Cement Overlay and Saw-Cut Joints
Retail Store Concrete Floor With New Acid-Stained Cement Overlay
 
Exterior of Soccer Madness New Sporting Goods Store Prior To Opening