Scraping Up The Past

Written by nick

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Yesterday my company, Nick Dancer Concrete had a mission to revitalize a little bit of history in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  We were asked to be part of renovating a historic building by Strebig Construction . The building is located in the East State Village and was originally built as a post office. The building is now going to be home to Simply Sock Yarn.

After removing some of the top coats of flooring it was found that the foyer area was previously terrazzo. Glue covered the original floor but the faint color of the green terrazzo border could be seen through all the muck. I was called in to remove the mastic from the terrazzo and return the floor to its original polished luster. This terrazzo was placed between the 1950’s and 1960’s and still remained in very good shape. The project took only 1 day and the tenant is yet to see the floor. I hope she is as surprised as we were on what was hiding under her carpet.

To easily remove layers of carpet and tile glue we used Bean-e-doo mastic remover from GreenCrete Supply. You can purchase it online here. 

Terrazzo is a mixture of colored marble chip placed in a cement binder. The surface is then ground and polished to expose the marble chips. Many colors of cement and marble chips can be used to achieve a variety of looks.

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