22 comments
MegLynn
MegLynn

Don't do it, the floor becomes way too slick and you are likely to bust your butt if you walk on it regularly ever.

Andy112647
Andy112647

I'm impressed with the results. It's a lot of work for one person. This is definitely not a project to rush on or into. I'd suggest one take the time to plan each step. DIY usually takes twice the time one originally planned to take.

   Floor Sanding London
Floor Sanding London

Great Staining!! A floor looks fabulous in that colors..... I liked the first picture the most...But now so many   Such so many options are available like wooden floors, hardwood floors, solid oak floors etc. Keep updating and keep checking the newer options also.

Jay@DIYer
Jay@DIYer

Floors look great, I will be doing mine soon. The question I have is what did you do about the space left from when the carpet and tack strips were removed? (The gap from bottom of trim to the floor)

Cheryl
Cheryl

Hello Love Love Love what you did with your floor! Can you please tell me what two colors you used?  Thanks!

NewHomeowner0807
NewHomeowner0807

Yes, please explain what colors you used and method for spraying the colors.

sharon
sharon

Please explain what colors you used and did you spray them wet together or spray one, let it dry and then the second one.

Anne Loyd
Anne Loyd

It looks like tile! I especially love the patterned border! We have tile already but this is really a good idea. I am impressed! I wish we would have done this to our garage instead of the epoxy. This looks so much better!!!

Brenda
Brenda

Your floor looks great! I love it! So much work! We've been thinking of staining our outdoor concrete. For one thing, there's a lot of it, so some color (other than grey) would be good. You've given me encouragement! Thank you!

Cindy
Cindy

Wow! This is amazing! Beautiful! I too would like to know the colors you used!

Yani Animuss
Yani Animuss

You all did a great job! It looks nice! For weeks now I have been looking for a way to protect wood flooring from pet situations. I read that some epoxys are toxic to pets and are not urine proof, if they do have an accident. Do you have any ideas of what can be put over hardwood flooring to help protect them? Thank you.

d~
d~

I am amazed....looks beautiful.

sarah
sarah

Did you leave the tape.. or remove and paint in the lines?

Chrissy
Chrissy

is this something that one could do outside?? We have a huge wrap around cement porch (covered by a roof) adn the cement is so dull and I've been thinking of ideas of how to change that. Also, can I ask about the cost? How much was the buffer and stain?

Teresa
Teresa

I love it! And you guys did a great job. We have scored concrete floors and I wouldn't change it for anything. Like you said, you wipe it up and go on. We also have pets (and kids) and these floors are great. What type of sealer did you use? Just curious, it is a long story and I won't bore you, but we need a sealer for our bathroom.

Sarah
Sarah

Can you tell us which two colors of stains you picked out? The color combination looks great! Thanks!

Kim
Kim

I was wondering about the cold issue too. I'm also wondering if it's hard to stand on too long - like tile. And what about kids that trip and fall all the time - I imagine it's pretty hard to land on. Have you noticed either of those issues?

tia
tia

thanks for the answers to questions---i had wanted to know how cold it was because i am ALWAYS cold and it looked cold! (have the mini-heater on under my desk right now! the floor looks GORGEOUS!

Ruth
Ruth

This looks amazing!! You did a great job!! thanks for sharing!

jessica
jessica

Wow..that looks really nice..i have hardwood floors in my home but this make me want concrete! Great Job!

athriftymom
athriftymom moderator

 @NewHomeowner0807 We purchased our staining kit from Acidcrete.com, we purchased 2 colors of stain to get the marbled effect and Acidcrete.com has a number of color choices to choose from. Make sure you follow the instructions and use the “Concrete Prep” solution to open the pores of your concrete or you risk the stain acting as a paint instead of actually penetrating the concrete.

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