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Epauldc29

07:17AM | 03/13/05
Member Since: 11/27/04
5 lifetime posts
I have a floor that is cement that I have grinded down to as smooth a surface as possible. What I would like to do now is stain it and polish it that that it needs no care beside the normal washing from time to time.

Here are my questions:

1. Can I use just normal wood stain since the floor is not sealed and all I really want is a nice faded look to the concrete (fyi – the floor is away from the weather). Or should I be using something else?

2. Can I than after staining it polish it using a floor polisher with sandpaper of different grades?

3. Or should I just use something like polyurethane or the like to add a shine?

Thanks in advance for any advice,

EP


KeithMcDuffy

02:52AM | 03/27/15
Member Since: 03/27/15
1 lifetime posts
I think you should prefer the concrete stain polish because its gives a more finished look and glossy effect. It definitely smoothens the floor without cutting a corner and last long. Always careful to avoid scratches while moving the furniture. I always prefer the concrete floor, I know it feels like cold, moist, dark and unpleasant look but it’s the better economical to your floor. The longevity and sustainability of the floor is remarkable. While browsing I found this website Floortex, Canada ( http://www.floortex.ca/products-and-services/stains-and-urethanes/ ) about Concrete floors staining and dying. Do research before you go for an option. Do well.


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