Flooring Authority

Surface Preparation


Mastic Removal

When flooring is removed often there is one or many layers of “sticky stuff” aka…mastic, that needs to be removed.  Complete floor mastic removal is always best.  Based on the type of flooring project you are working on, there are various types of mastic that may be discovered. Flooring Surface Preparation

  • Black mastic removal
  • Tan mastic removal
  • Carpet mastic removal
  • Vinyl tile mastic removal

We remove stubborn black mastic, sticky thick tan mastics, and any mastic used for floor coverings.  Flooring Authority always recommends complete mastic removal down to bare/clean concrete.  Sometimes budget constrains do not allow for complete mastic removal.  If black mastic or any other carpet or tile mastic cannot be completely removed then consultation with the flooring installer or project specified is a must.  Compatibility of the old and new mastics will determine the scope of floor mastic removal required.

Flooring Resurfacing Company AlbanyIt is important to insure the long term compatibility of any mastic to be left on the floor with the new products to be installed.  Floor mastic compatibility may not be an issue immediately but can become a serious issue over just 2 or 3 years.  Mastic compatibility can also be complicate by moisture vapor transmission through the concrete slab.

Diamond grinding is one way to prepare an even surface and avoid blast lines. Grinding smooth’s out the elevation imperfections in the concrete. After grinding, the concrete may be stained or sealed.

This process can remove:

  • Dirt
  • Paint
  • Thin Set
  • Coating
  • Glue Residue
  • Mastics
  • Adhesive
  • Oil Stains

Flooring Authority is equipped to handle the worst of your mastic removal projects.  We can remove mastics in small or large areas.  If you want tan or black mastic removed we can handle the job.