Removing VCT & Staining Concrete Afterwards

This last week we got a job consisting of removing VCT flooring and then staining the concrete afterwards. The building was an older building so the chance the mastic under the VCT contained asbestos, so we decided to strip the mastic off instead of using the grinder.

After we stripped the mastic off we had to clean the concrete with a floor scrubber and degrease the floor because of using a soy bean based mastic stripper. We then acid stained the concrete using the color cola and then sealed the concrete with a solvent based sealer.

Removing VCTVCT Glue Removed & Concrete StainedVCT Flooring RemovedStained Concrete After Removing VCT

 

Grinding & Sealing Concrete

Here is some photos of a recent job we finished; the concrete had black mastic glue that was ground off and then the concrete was sealed and waxed. Grinding is a very cost effective way of removing VCT mastic or carpet mastic from concrete.

Concrete With Mastic Glue

Concrete With Mastic Glue

After Grinding The Mastic Off & Sealing The Concrete

After Grinding The Mastic Off & Sealing The Concrete