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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.