Blog

by Feb 15, 2018

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...

read more
Logo for a Cigar Lounge

Logo for a Cigar Lounge

A Cigar Lounge Logo In July of 2012 a local cigar store called Monte’s contacted us about the covered patio which was the entrance to their store. It had twenty-year old pitted concrete with a cracked step and improvised wheelchair ramp. The owner wanted to demolish...

read more
Benign Neglect – Part Two

Benign Neglect – Part Two

This is the double globe design selected by the balloon museum’s curator to go in the center of the entry rotunda. The brown color inside the globe was our original terracotta floor stain. A large Flattoo in eight separate sections was laid across it so that we could...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Va-Voom! A New Stripper Hits Town

Va-Voom! A New Stripper Hits Town

We have discovered a great floor stripper which may open up new jobs for you and will certainly make the whole process somewhat easier. My crew really dislikes re-doing other people’s botched floors. However, in the current economy, those are the jobs we are getting...

read more
Labyrinthine Labors

Labyrinthine Labors

Last spring we were hired by an Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Albuquerque for a job which was completely new to us. They were redesigning an outdoor area which was surrounded on three sides by the old church building. The fourth side featured a wrought iron gateway...

read more
Gaye’s New Staining Video

Gaye’s New Staining Video

Gaye’s “Acid Staining for Commercial Spaces” is currently available as part of the Professional Package through Amazon.com OR if you phone her directly, she can sell the DVD alone to you for a reasonable price.  You can call Gaye with inquiries at (505) 246-9954. If...

read more