|Now that the floor is dry and has had a quick sanding to knock off the ridges its ready for staining.
|Dave (Montano Concrete) grinds the expansion joints to dress them up.|
After a great bit of discussion on our part as well as with Dave we decided on a design for the center of the great room.
We figured we would dress it up since we had to have the expansion joints running across the room.
|Dave cuts the design into the floor with a diamond grinder.|
|The layout is done.|
|Lots of stains to choose from!|
|The stain is hand sprayed on in successive coats.|
|Dave hand brushes the design onto the floor.|
|The design looks too washed out to us.|
|So we hand sanded the design areas to smooth them out and hoping that they
would take the stains more evenly.
Two days of reclining on the floor and sanding concrete - fun?
|Success! It worked.|
|After giving the stain time to dry the floor was sealed so that we won't
mess it up as we construct the walls.
Now on to the walls!!