An Introduction – Welcome!

An Introduction – Welcome!

February 15, 2018 – Welcome to my new website! I hope this newly revamped website can answer all your questions about the art of acid stained concrete, and in particular, what our company, Faux Real LLC can do for YOUR floors. Stained concrete has been around for many...
Benign Neglect – Part One

Benign Neglect – Part One

I hate to see public  floors we have done fading away due to high traffic and poor maintenance. However, in this long recession we are finding that the neglect of the janitorial staff can be benign for our bottom line.  In the past two years we’ve had some profitable...
Adding Folk Art to Floors and Steps

Adding Folk Art to Floors and Steps

Last spring we began a job on a new log home being built by Precision Craft, an Idaho builder, in the wilds of the Gila National Forest in Southern New Mexico. The clients were a veterinarian and his wife (an award- winning animal wood carver). They lived on a farm on...
Odd Surface Cracking

Odd Surface Cracking

I would like to explain why we use two kinds of cementitious fillers by Lyons Manufacturing. Both are very good fillers, but we found out the hard way that Patchcrete should be used ONLY for flat patches and never in cracks. Super Flowcrete, which comes in large sacks...
Black Basics

Black Basics

We recently had two separate clients who wanted the drama of black floors throughout their homes. I hope this does not signal a new trend towards black floors. We usually try to talk people out of this by showing them how attractive black stain can look when it is...