In 2013, Dancer Concrete Design was given the opportunity to collaborate with The Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert, Ohio. Our goal was to create a unique floor that would be an artistic element in their space, as well as be a durable and long-lasting flooring solution.

The art center had recently purchased a nearby, old National Guard armory. The late 1920s concrete floor was covered in VCT tile and epoxy, including black mastic glue. Concrete was going to be the finished floor in the main entry, bathrooms, kitchen, and main gallery space.

While the custom stained artwork in the kitchen and bathrooms was completed by artists, Dancer Concrete Design laid out and stained the floor in the entry and throughout the main gallery space, along with the help of Hope Wallace, the center’s director.

We created an outline by spraying lines on the concrete, then filled in the spaces with the appropriate colors. To soften the color transition between the vibrant dyes, we added a diluted brown water-based dye to the concrete densifier. This floor was polished to a highly reflective 800-grit finish which further opened the space.

System: StrongTread Polish

Color: Custom blend of Slate Blue, Caramel, and Walnut

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