Sticky concrete finish
My concrete basement floor has a coating that anything rubbery sticks to. Rubber backed rugs, rubber mat, kids toys and balls. Had to peel the mat by my workbench loose and it left rubber stuck to the floor. The house is two years old amd I believe the coating was put on right after concrete was finished.
I’m slowly finishing the basement but until then, anybody know how to address this finish. Can I put a different coat of sealer on top of this coat?
concrete is the red herring here..
you have a finish that is sticky.. Assuming that you want to correct it do you want to finish this yourself or have it refinished?
the latter is simple the former is only slightly more complex..
What did you have in mind for correcting it myself?
try various finishes in small spots and see what actually works.. Since what you have appears to be unknown don't waste a lot of time solving a mystery.. simply apply a small amount in a spot let it dry and check the results.. if they work and you are happy who cares what the details are?
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How about that flakeboard underlayment with the attached, ribbed plastic base, made for basement floors? It would be fast & easy, you wouldn't have to deal with the sticky at all, & it comes in squares that interlock, so you could do it a little a time if you wanted to.
That stuff's cool, and it makes it feel like an upper floor...neat stuffNo Coffee No Workee!
Yes - I wanted to use it, but not enough headroom as it is - no question of a finished basement in the 300-year-old house, but it would be great in front of the workbench...
Edited 11/25/2008 5:22 pm ET by kate
2yrs old, could you ask the contractor what they use? Don't tell them the prob. because they'll get all defensive.
Once you know what you've got you can research ill effects of improper application etc. if that's the potential cause. What ever the mfg. says not to get on the surface because it'll cause damage is a good start of what to use on it to get rid of.
Ditto the earlier suggestion to ask the builder what he used. I would want to strip this stuff, not just coat over it. In either case, experiment, like Frenchy suggests in the first reply to your post.