Concrete floors are also very versatile with unlimited styles, colors and glimmers and are appealing for a number of decorating styles including Modern, Contemporary, Minimalist, Old World, Tuscan, Southwestern, Architectural, Rustic and even Traditional.
Yesterday we reflected on inspiring examples of painted concrete floors, and today it's time to get down to business. Having recently had our concrete floors painted, we have some inside tips to share as well as a few words of caution...
How to Acid Stain Concrete - Alternative Flooring. Our floors were acid stained, but the finish was in rough shape. I stripped the floors with Smart Strip and we have just applied a water-based sealant by Behr to create the wet look - a glossier finish than the floors in this photo.
Staining concrete can be an inexpensive way to update the exterior look of your home. Acid stain can be one of the cheapest things you can do and it provides a great bang for your buck. This look is achieved by creating a chemical reaction that alters the color of concrete. Concrete acid stain contains a mixture of water, mineral salts, and muriatic acid. The finished stain will create natural tones that are an impressive improvement from unstained concrete slabs and walkways.