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Epauldc29

07:16AM | 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


KingVolcano

04:33AM | 03/20/05
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
There are stains designed for concrete. I strongly suggest you do NOT use wood stain on your cement floor. The floor should be sealed with a high quality urethane or an epoxy only if you want a high-gloss look. You can seal stained cement with cement sealer designed for such an application. Email me with any questions, kingvolcano@aol.com


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