This project is the ground floor of a home on Grosse Ile with a 2" concrete sub-floor base. The homeowner removed existing tile and began installing a cement overlay (above left). The overlay didn't turn out smooth, however, and they weren't pleased with the stain sample, so they hired us to install a new overlay (above right) and finish the staining.
This is what the new overlay looked like immediately after staining (above left). After rinsing and neutralizing, we applied 2 coats of a water-based epoxy sealer and 2 coats of acrylic floor finish (above right).
Here is another part of the home. Above left shows the homeowner's original effort. There is some pink staining on the overlay because it was sanded with a red buffing disc. We resurfaced that area, too, and applied the same color stain.
After rinsing and neutralizing, we applied two coats of water-based epoxy sealer (above left) and then applied two coats of acrylic floor finish (above right). You can see the floor's added luster from the floor finish - similar to waxing a car.
Here are more before and after photos. Above left shows the new white cement overlay we installed. Above right is the final floor after sanding, staining, sealing and waxing.
The last two photos (above) show the owner's original overlay effort on the left, and our final flooring on the right.