Can’t I Just Remove My Carpet for Modern Concrete Flooring?

Posted by | December 23, 2014 | Stained Concrete, Stamped Concrete | No Comments

Like many potential DIYers, you have a great idea. You’re tired of looking at your existing carpet. And who could blame you? Quite frankly, there are few things worse than old, stained, musty carpet. Like many potential DIYers, you have a great idea. You know there’s concrete under that flooring, so why not just yank up the carpet and doctor the concrete a little for some sweet, modern concrete flooring?

What You May Not Have Considered

Well, it sounds like a good idea, but there’s really more to it than all that. See, pulling up that carpet is only part of the job (the easiest part). What you’re going to find underneath is likely a less-than desirable looking slab of concrete. It will be full of stains, cracks, chips…you know, everything EXCEPT what you want.stain005[1]

And you can’t simply throw a stain on it and hope for the best. Oh, and we failed to mention how much of a pain it is to remove the tack strips.

Get a Professional

You can pull up the carpet if you like, but we recommend you have a professional come in and properly prep the floor for staining. They can make the necessary repairs and preparations to ensure that your finished product looks great. It’s worth the extra money! Contact Stamped Artistry for your new concrete flooring.