Audia Residence

 Basement Concrete Floor Cleaned In Preparation For Acid-Staining
 Gold Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor With Brown Highlights

This project is a residential basement acid-stained concrete floor in Barrington, Illinois.  As with most basements, there are no control joints, but the resulting cracks usually add character to the staining results, and did in this instance.

 Basement Concrete Floor Cleaned In Preparation For Acid-Staining
 Gold Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor With Brown Highlights

We used two colors:  a base coat of Sherwin Williams H&C Midas Gold, and an accent coat of Brickform e-Stain Sunset.

 Unfinished Basement Concrete Floor Cleaned Before Acid-Staining
 Gold Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor With Brown Highlights

For the wet-look, gloss finish, we applied two coats of a water-based clear epoxy sealer, followed by several coats of a clear acrylic floor finish.  This system involves no odor and a very short dry time.

 Gold Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor With Brown Highlights
 Gold Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor With Brown Highlights, Clear Epoxy Sealer