If you’ve been considering removing your carpet to reveal the concrete floor below, you’re in good company. Twin Cities homeowners and business owners alike are turning their backs on wall-to-wall carpeting in favor of the simple beauty of concrete floors. Not only is this look ultra-modern and elegant, but it’s easy to maintain and incredibly durable, making it a great option for high-traffic zones in your home. But if you’ve recently pulled up your carpet to find the concrete beneath it covered in adhesive, you may wonder if it’s possible to restore your concrete floors.
At ACT Restoration in Brooklyn Park, our concrete restoration experts are experienced at handling a wide range of concrete resurfacing problems including adhesives. Here’s what you need to know about removing adhesive from your concrete floors.
Changes in Flooring Trends
There once was a time when wall-to-wall carpet was the standard for modern homes. When carpet installers laid their original carpet down against the concrete floors, no one was thinking about the condition the concrete would be in if it was removed one day. It was common for carpet installers to use adhesive heavily over the entire floor to ensure the carpet was firmly attached to the subfloor beneath it.
Even if the homeowners of the day decided to remove the carpet and go with another flooring option, it would have most likely been to install linoleum or hardwood flooring. But polished concrete floors have come a long way over the years, and today’s concrete floors are inviting and elegant flooring solutions that easily rival other types of flooring.
Removing Carpet Adhesive
When you pull up your carpet to restore the concrete floors beneath it, it’s not uncommon to find something of a mess. In addition to carpet adhesive spread all over your floors, the carpet pad can become stuck to the floors as the materials degrade over the years.
You may even find damage where the tack strips were laid down. If it seems like your floor is beyond repair, you may be surprised to learn that professional concrete resurfacing experts work with carpet adhesive removal all the time.
Concrete Floor Resurfacing for Carpet Adhesive
To resurface floors with carpet adhesive and other problems that result from years of being covered by heavily padded carpet, a floor refinishing team starts by cleaning the floors. This helps them get a sense of what they’re working with and preps the floor for the wet grind process. Next, they professionally remove the residue using the wet grind method. Unlike a dry grind method, which kicks up significant dirt and debris, the wet grind method works by creating a slurry across the surface of your concrete for dust-free repair. Finally, we’ll finish your floor with the level of shine or stain you’ve chosen.
In addition to carpet adhesive, the wet grind method can repair these flaws:
Call our Brooklyn Park Floor Refinishing Experts
If you’ve been dreaming of a concrete floor staining project for your home but you’re concerned that decades of shag carpet has made it an impossibility, give us a call. Our Minnesota concrete floor resurfacing pros at ACT Restoration are experienced in restoring a wide range of issues with the concrete subfloor in Brooklyn Park homes.
Stop by our digital portfolio to check out examples of our past work and get inspiration for your concrete floor restoration project or check out the many stains available for your floors.
Then give us a call at 612-750-5360 or contact us on the web for your completely free estimate today.