If you’re looking for a durable, high impact flooring option that won’t totally break the bank, consider a do-it-yourself acid staining project. Muriatic acid, available in a variety of colors, penetrates concrete and reacts to the lime deposits, coloring the surface and giving a unique mottled, swirly finish.
No two acid-stained floors will be the same! But everything can be done by even a beginning DIYer. Depending on the amount of preparation your surface needs, you can get this unique, durable flooring option for as low as .60 cents a square foot, including all the tools needed to apply the finish. For a large area and a small budget, this is the perfect solution.