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We removed carpeting from a concrete floor with the intention of using the natural concrete as it is (after cleaning, of course).  Before I knew what he was doing, the other half chunked out the nails that held the tack strip all the way around the room leaving gouges every few inches.  I would have preferred the nails have been ground down and left in the cement rather than deal with this.  Now I'm thinking the project is lost, and we will have to cover the floor.  Don't want to place globs of acrylic cement filler all around the room as suggested by the hardware store.  It will never be like the natural cement.  We cannot have the floor repoured.  Even a thin layer would mean having a cement truck, and we are located where the truck cannot come).  And, anyway, we wanted the aged look.  Is there any way to repair this with natural cement, blending it into the current finish?  Or will that just crumble away?

There is a new how to article "Make carpet tack holes disappear
Fixing holes from carpeting tacks is easy with these tips" at how to advice. This is an easy fix for your problem.  You may then want to consider coating that natural concrete to help make it easy to clean and keep up.

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Harvey Chichester


Concrete floor coatings, repair, decoration etc.


Harvey Chichester is a well published principal of Durall Industrial Flooring, a company with more than 40 years experience in developing special flow-coatings for industrial and residential floors. Automotive and shopping centers, breweries, food processing plants, manufacturing plants, airplane hangars, car washes, kennels, warehouses, printing plants, residential basements, pool decks, and condominiums are among some of the facilities in which he has installed floors. http:\\

Durall Manufacturing, Bloomington, MN, is the only industrial flooring manufacturer that also makes over 500 specialty cleaners. Durallís 40 years of flooring chemical manufacturing experience has produced a special preparation of cleaners and an application system assuring optimum flooring adhesion and wear results. Durall provides factory-direct support for these new products. Kits of materials are customized to owner specification and delivered directly to the job site. Kits include full directions and 24/7 help lines staffed by seasoned flooring experts, so professionals and amateurs alike can successfully install a quality floor. Visitors can obtain free, job-specific quotes on materials or nationwide turnkey installations by completing a simple questionnaire at This full-service concept allows anyone to enjoy the benefits of industrial strength floors successfully

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