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#1 Wanderlai

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:52 PM

Im thinking about going with acid stained concrete in my basement and pulling up the carpet. Anyone had it done? I was going to buy some laminate at lumber liquidators but the reviews of their stuff is pretty bad and their customer service is terrible.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:46 PM

i'm planning on using a similar method for countertops when i custom build my own home. it looks fantastic.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:46 PM

Used to be a project manager and our firm bulit like 50 C stores and they used this in all their beer caves. Looks wonderful...like glass if done right. Durable obviously.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:48 PM

i know a guy that did his garage floor like that and it looks amazing

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:44 AM

My basement has acid stained concrete as the floor. It is great.

Looks awesome and maintenance is practically zero. I have kids and have no worries of tracking in dirt or even spilling drinks. Quick sweep and mop and any mess is cleaned.

It does make the basement feel a little colder and industrial. So, if you have had carpet, it will be a very different feel.

One thing to remember though, you do have to keep it sealed. It is still concrete and is a pourous mateial. You should seal the floor every 2-3 years to keep it maintained.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:46 AM

Looks sick.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:04 AM

I'd like to do this for kitchen counter tops.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:35 AM

I'd like to do this for kitchen counter tops.


Do you have concrete counter-tops?

I have seen it done in a showcase home with concrete countertops and it was gorgeous.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:40 AM

I used to live in a stilted house on the intercoastal that had acid stained concrete counter tops. It was pretty bad ass looking.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:42 AM

Do you have concrete counter-tops?

I have seen it done in a showcase home with concrete countertops and it was gorgeous.

Hopefully soon. When we were home shopping I saw them and loved them.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:46 AM

Would it be cheaper than granite? Our guest bathroom is almost done except for the countertops....

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

My company used to supply all of the builders in Charlotte with acid stain, and all other decorative concrete supplies. It's all about who is doing it, and how good their product is. I'd insist on Scofield stain if you do this project. There are many cool ways of staining concrete too, multiple colors, patterns etc.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:03 AM

We've been thinking about doing this on our patio around our pool. It's a large area which makes me hesitant. Anyone think this is a bad idea? Will it be super slippery? Any other suggestions?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

I'm going to call some companies who advertise around Greensboro and get some quotes. I'd need to see some pics of their finished jobs. My basement is about 2400 sf and I'm wanting to set up my man cave.


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