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 Finished Basement Concrete Floor Covered With Yellow Tile Adhesive Prior To Surface Prep For Acid-Staining
 Finished Basement Concrete Floor After Grinding Clean Before Acid-Staining

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).

 Finished Basement Concrete Floor Damp During Acid-Staining
 Finished Basement Concrete Floor After Rinsing Excess Acid Stain Residue

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.

 Finished Basement, Caramel-Colored  Acid-Stained Concrete Floor With Clear Epoxy Sealer
 Finished Basement, Caramel-Colored Acid-Stained Concrete Floor With Clear Epoxy Sealer

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.

 Finished Basement Concrete Floor With Yellow Tile Adhesive Before Grinding And Acid-Staining
 Finished Basement Dining Room Concrete Floor Acid-Stained Caramel

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.

 Finished Basement, Kitchen Concrete Floor With Yellow Tile Adhesive Before Grinding And Acid-Staining
 Caramel Acid-Stained Kitchen Concrete Floor In Finished Basement With Clear Epoxy Sealer