Asked on Jan 3, 2012

Is the cold weather driving home improvement thoughts towards your basement? Have you thought about Stained Concrete?

Debi DermanRoger RatkowskiAmazing Improvements and Garages


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Here is what a base light brown stain looks like when highlighted with Terracotta. It brought out the red hues in the floor. Like it? How about a thumbs up?
7 answers
  • JP S
    on Jan 3, 2012

    Wow, I love this!! What about color choices?

  • A very wide range. This week we are in Milton going darker with a cola stain. (Medium/Dark Brown with red highlights) with a plan to add additional brown highlights as desired. Note in the picture as to how all of the concrete character comes thru these transparent materials. Reach out and I can send you a color chart from the manufacturer as a starting point. You'll be amazed at how cost effective this type of flooring is.

  • I love this finish for concrete floors in the basement, and appropriately in certain rooms for houses on slabs, even. Another cool thing to do before staining is score the concrete, so then it looks like tile.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Jan 3, 2012

    Beautiful baby; no worries liking that. It's nice how every floor looks different. And for a basement, no problema if water ever gets in on that floor. CP

  • Exactly ! Most of our clients have had to replace carpets ONCE. Never a problem in the future... Mop up the water and occasionally clean with a neutral cleaner. Keep a coat of wax on it and it will last indefinetely.

  • Roger Ratkowski
    on May 29, 2013

    I recently stained my floor, but I am not getting the type of deep shine with the sealers. What did you use to seal/finish your floor?

  • Debi Derman
    on Apr 15, 2014

    can you do this on a garage floor (concrete) that's been painted before - like 10 years ago. It's now beginning to peel or "pick" in spots and expose the concrete floor beneath. Would you be able to just "etch" it somehow and stain over???

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