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carol, Renter in Plano, TX

ugly stained cement floors! how can i restain it lighter ? any other suggestions?

Asked by carol, Plano, TX Sun Feb 3, 2013

moving into a small medical office that has dark antique concrete stained floors. its very ugly. What can i do to restain it lighter?

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There are always options but it is always a question of budget and taste. If it is the darkness of the floor that bothers you, then we would need to strip the floors down to bare concrete to remove some of the color and then maybe recolor in a shade you would like better. If the color is just too "splotchy" we might be able to add some color without even stripping the wax.

Brad Kinsman

Plano Concrete Flooring
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
Contact at least 5 local contractors and discuss with them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 22, 2014
It's 2013! If you want to keep the concrete look, you can always "start" over. Concrete professionals can now apply toppings to less desirable/concrete gone bad situations...inside or out. These thin toppings can be gray/white or have color added. From there you can have even more variety if you desire some additional staining going the range from patterns to borders. My favorite place for concrete info is
I'm not a professional but concrete is in my blood, my dad was one of two, a concrete expert for the US Corps of Engineers. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 25, 2013
The advice of flooring experts is certainly recommended. But before you go through all of those chemical treatments, I'd suggest some great looking area rugs. Just give the floor a cleaning and polishing.
Barbara Coker
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 3, 2013
Not sure there are a lot of remodelers on this forum, but if you'll drop me an email I can send you a list of the guys we know that work on floors and they can probably come take a look at it for you.

Another idea is to put something on top of it....rugs, wood, tile, carpet....then you can change to any color you want.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 3, 2013
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Best speak with contractor depends what products been used. OR you can purchase area rugs cover majority of the floor

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