This is an existing concrete slab in a residential basement in Beverly Hills, Michigan, that was covered with vinyl tile. The photo above left shows the yellow adhesive left behind. We ground off the adhesive down to bare concrete in preparation for acid-staining (above right).
We then masked off the walls and new cabinets with plastic to protect them during the staining process, and applied the stain. The color was Brickform "Caramel". Above left, the stain is still wet. Above right, the floor is dry after rinsing the excess residue and neutralizing the pH.
To protect and enhance the resulting coloring, we next applied two coats of a clear, water-based epoxy sealer from Brickform (above left) and to add further luster and facilitate maintenance applied three coats of a clear, acrylic floor finish.
Here are several more photos showing the floor's dramatic transformation. Premier Veneers has an expertise in getting concrete clean without damaging it - something crucial when acid-staining old, existing, or previously treated concrete.