From time to time we’ll be showing you our work on various interesting or especially challenging projects. In this job, our task was preservation: expose the embossed concrete floor in the iconic 1924 Carlyle-Nibley Packard automobile showroom in downtown Long Beach, while preserving the original look. We think it came out pretty well.
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Here’s the building today, 2016
The original showroom floor: 90-year-old concrete
After 90 years, the floor has seen better days
First we scrape the buildup of adhesives and float…
…setting the scraper angle so as not to damage the floor
To preserve the decorative hand-made reliefs, we do some hand work of our own
Once all the gunk is removed, the polishing begins
Polished, sealed and preserved
After just six days, ready for furnishing!