Duff Residence

Black Cutback Tile Adhesive Being Diamond Ground Off Finished Basement Concrete Floor
Finished Basement Concrete Floor With Acid-Stained Cement Overlay, Saw-Cut Pattern And Clear Sealer

This project is an acid-stained cement overlay of a finished basement concrete floor.  Above photos show the main room living area of the basement during grinding of the existing, black cutback tile adhesive (left) and after installation of the new decorative concrete flooring.  We also repaired 225 lineal feet of concrete cracks prior to the overlay installation.

Acid-Stained Cement Overlay Of Basement Concrete Floor After Removing Black Cutback Tile Adhesive
Acid-Stained Cement Overlay Of Basement Concrete Floor With Clear Acrylic Sealer and High Gloss Floor Finish

The home is in a northwest Chicago suburb that experiences frequent flooding problems during summer thunderstorms.  After the most recent floor, the homeowner had to remove the existing carpet and tile.  We were later informed that the new concrete flooring escaped the next flood with no damage whatsoever.

The acid stain color is a mix of Walnut and Antique Amber from Scofield Lithochrome Chemstain, intended to give the floor the look of wood.  We also saw-cut the concrete overlay (using the 'contemporary' pattern here) to convey the impression of inlaid sections.