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Installing a Concrete Floor

An acid-etched concrete floor can be messy. These steps will take you through the installation process, from preparing the subfloor to staining the floor of a kitchen.

Materials

  • painter's tape
  • clear-coat sealer
  • metal lath
  • flexible air hose
  • ammonia
  • Thin Finish
  • Texture Pave
  • No. 30 asphalt felt
  • galvanized finish staples
  • Elite Crete Portion Control Colorant
  • Paint mixer
  • Acid stain

Tools

  • 5-gallon bucket
  • bucket
  • dust mask
  • paint roller
  • rubber gloves
  • safety glasses
  • air compressor
  • hammer
  • mop
  • putty knife
  • shop vacuum
  • trowel
  • wet/dry vacuum
  • plastic squeegee
  • pneumatic stapler
  • variable speed drill
  • paint roller extension handle
  • pump sprayer
  • masking paper
  • work gloves
  • utility knife with breakaway blades
  • paintbrushes
  • gauge rake
  • measuring containers
  • spreader screen
  • 12" all-purpose pattern snips
  • paint and mud mixer

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