Roney Residence

 Remodeled Basement Concrete Floor Before Cleaning And Acid-Staining
 Remodeled Basement Small Concrete Floor After Cleaning Before Acid-Staining

This is the main room of a 900-square-foot residential finished basement of a remodeled home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago's north side.  The photo above left shows the condition of the concrete at the outset of the project.  Above right shows the floor after detergent cleaning and grinding to shave off fibers used in the concrete mix.

 Dark Chestnut Brown Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor in Chicago With Clear Sealer
 Dark Chestnut Brown Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor in Chicago With Clear Sealer

 We also made several decorative saw-cuts in the floor to balance the unsightly, existing control joints and then acid-stained the concrete a dark "chestnut" brown, using Artcrete "Onyx", that would match the basement's wood furniture and cabinetry.  The photos above show the matte appearance of the floor after applying the solvent-based clear acrylic sealer.

 Dark Chestnut Brown Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor In Chicago With Clear Sealer And Floor Finish
 Dark Chestnut Brown Acid-Stained Basement Concrete Floor In Chicago With Clear Sealer And High Gloss Floor Finish

We then applied several coats of a clear acrylic floor finish for added protection and easy maintenance.   The last two photos above show the luster, depth and gloss that floor finish brings to acid-stained concrete after it has previously been sealed.