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Plano, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX

Stained Concrete Floors?

Asked by Plano, Plano, TX Tue Feb 10, 2009

Has anyone dealt with stained concrete flooring? Do buyers like or dislike? Would it be better to spend the money on hardwood instead? If its a good thing... does anyone know the average cost of having it done to about 600 SF of interior space?

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Stained concrete fllors have gone out of style, many buyers prefer real hardwood floors and tile.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 18, 2014
As a home buyers I know I really enjoy the hardwood floors so much more. Having good flooring with increase the property value more than the money spent into doing it several fold. I would say go with it, maybe concrete in a basement but for the most part the hardwood.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2014
My husband and I are thinking about staining our concrete floor in our garage. We are going to turn the garage into a game room, and add on another garage on the other side of our house. How often do you have to polish a stained floor?
Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014
I really like stained concrete floors for businesses, and large companies, but I wouldn't like it in my home. I am more of a carpet kind of guy, but that's my personal opinion. If I had to have concrete floors in my house however, I would want to get it stained.
Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014
I have concrete floors in my basement. I prefer the look of stained concrete if you are going to have concrete floors. It makes it look a lot better. I think that buyers would like it, but they would probably like wood floors even better.
Gary Puntman |…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2014
I agree with you, Gary. I also like the look of stained concrete. I don't have any in my home, but I wouldn't mind it. The industry has developed many advanced techniques, and I think that most buyers would appreciate concrete flooring.
Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014
Stained concrete floors, something that became semi-popular for a short period of time, but the current trend is hardwood flooring.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 12, 2014
I really like stained concrete. I think it has a really good look, but it is a little harder to clean. My last house had stained concrete, but after living there for 5 years we got the hang of cleaning it.
Emily Merrell |
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2014
I would hope so, after 5 years! I think stamped concrete can add a lot of class to a home. I wouldn't recommend it for a basement, but it looks great with a patio. I think I'll try it for my next house.

Jenn |
Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014
I agree, engineered hardwoods are normally preferred over stained concrete.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
I would go with engineered hardwood.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 10, 2013
I couldn't agree more. It's so much lower maintenance than carpet. It doesn't show wear the way wood does. It looks immaculate after a mopping. I'd recommend colored concrete if you have to make a choice.

Jenn |
Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014
Buyers's typically love concrete flooring. The sleek, modern appearance typically sells itself. The fact that the upkeep and maintenance of the floors is overall fairly easy, makes concrete a simple solution for all! Typically the price for a traditional acid stain floor in a new construction home starts at about $2.25per sq. ft. In a remodeled home, you are looking at about $3.50 per sq. ft. Hope this helps!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 19, 2012
I am buying homes right now and I think concrete floors are awful. You pay for a home that has basically NO flooring. If you ever have a slab leak, well, there goes your beautiful floors. I personally think if a home has concrete floors it should sell for less because I want real flooring in my home!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 12, 2011
If done well the investment of $700-900 can be well spent.

Best applicatios are for patios and sidewalks and those area where foundation repairs have ripped up adjacent cement and the patch job looks really bad..this happened to front pourch had three supports and the "new"concrete patches looked very bad...the concrete paint/stain is the way to go..better than ruipping up old patio and replacing it.

Troy in Texas

Call 214 543 0122..I can give you some vedors to call I have trusted to do the job properly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 28, 2009
We had a house in Plano and we had a combo of travertine/stained concrete floors - The guys that did our concrete staining did an amazing job. It cost WAY less than anything that could look at good (was about $4/sqft - but that included removal of carpet & pad, cleaning up glue, removing the carpet tacks and filling them in and faux painting them to look like the rest of the floor and two colours of stain). The only thing we did not do, was to have the floors scored. I was going for a giant slab of rock on the floor look. Oh and per the comment of it being a resale issue - well our house ended up selling in less than 48hrs and for full asking price. That was in April of 2008.

Good Luck -

After we did it the two downfalls were they are pretty cold in the winter - even in Plano, TX so if you decide to do get some rugs, and two if you do it in your bedroom and have dogs, the clicking of their nails can wake a light sleeper.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 9, 2009
It really depends on the market audience, if it's a contemporary in uptown or a loft downtown it may be fine. If it's a home in Plano, I'd go with wood or tile/carpet. staining is an easy job, just cost and labor, as they say. I'm also a contractor, I could have my guys do that stain if needed. Also if carpet/tack or other material has to be removed it's more costly. Demo and prep is usually the most costly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 6, 2009
Love stain concrete floors if done correctly, I just completed 2 rooms in my home looking forward to remainder of home. It depends on many factors low priced homes buyers dont like, luxury homes buyers have liked. Many factors take inconsideration prior investing time and expense.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 11, 2009
I'd say most buyers don't get it, unless it is in a loft type apt/condo. I've liked most of what I have seen, but I've never been able to convince one of my buyers it was a good thing. Probably better to go with anything else depending on the location....tile, wood, laminate, or carpet. Probably for now it is best left outside the home. Same thing with concrete countertops. I've seen some neat stuff done, but buyers just couldn't seem to connect with it.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 10, 2009
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
As a Designer and Realtor, I have to say that you are better off investing in the wood. I personally LOVE polished concrete, but it is a bit "progressive" for most. A lot of buyers may not "get it" just yet. The price of the concrete flooring is comparable in price to wood (sometimes runs a bit higher). broaden your buyer market, stick with wood. But if this installation is for you, and you're not selling right now...go with the polished concrete. I feel it will become a desirable flooring option, in the next few years.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 10, 2009
My experience with buyers and stained concrete flooring would be the type of stain and design that is used. The only negative on an older home would be the likelihood of seeing the cracks in the foundation through the stain, if it is not done correctly or if it has been applied moderately. Hardwood flooring is always considered an upgrade in resale and normally would appeal to buyers in a positive way. Remember, neutral is key when staging a home. If you would like more information on staging or preparing your home for resale, please let me know.


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 10, 2009
I would not do it as a resale upgrade. If you were going to be in the house a while and you liked it - fine.
Do the hardwood or tile.
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