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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Plano Concre…, , Plano, TX
Mon Feb 4, 2013
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.

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garypuntman, , Los Angeles, CA
Wed Apr 22, 2015
I'm sure there are a lot of different options for you. I've seen all sorts of stains in hardware stores. You can probably paint over it or use one of the stains and make it look however you want. http://www.enduracoat.net/Acid-Stain/b/2476100011
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garypuntman, , Los Angeles, CA
Wed Apr 22, 2015
I'm sure there are a lot of different options for you. I've seen all sorts of stains in hardware stores. You can probably paint over it or use one of the stains and make it look however you want. http://www.enduracoat.net/Acid-Stain/b/2476100011
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Monica Allen, Agent, North Eastham, MA
Thu Mar 12, 2015
There is cement paint. Just a thought..
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Amy Arey, Agent, Allen, TX
Thu Mar 12, 2015
If you would like to go a different route, I have a great hardwood intaller who can install at 1.50-2.00 sf (you have to purchase your own product). He's had amazing reviews from all of my clients whom I have referred him to. Let me know if you'd like his contact-information.

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I don't know if you can stain it lighter after an ugly stain on the cement floor. Maybe try a floor polisher. They could maybe get the stain out, or at least give you other options that will help get rid of the stain. I'm sure that they can help you through so your cement floor looks good and new again. http://ctss.net.au
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer, Blakeslee, PA
Thu Feb 19, 2015
If you are wanting to change the color, it might be a good idea to get a finish on it. Then it would look nicer and have a nicer feel to it as well. Then this might not make you have to completely replace the floors. If you don't like the look of finished concrete, it might just be a good idea to replace it with lighter concrete. I hope you are able to get it figured out! http://www.accoc.com.au/team
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Josh Barnett, Agent, Chandler, OK
Mon Sep 22, 2014
Contact at least 5 local contractors and discuss with them.
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Nana Ann, , Phoenix, AZ
Mon Mar 25, 2013
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 http://www.concretenetwork.com
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!
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Barbara Coker, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, San Antonio, TX
Sun Feb 3, 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.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
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.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Best speak with contractor depends what products been used. OR you can purchase area rugs cover majority of the floor


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