Apply muriatic acid to dry surface (good ventilation a must). This removes stains and oils. (Note: if you plan on using an acid stain, DO NOT clean with muriatic acid, since this will make acid staining impossible). Rinse and dry. Apply sodium hydroxide (10% solution) to neutralize remaining acid. Rinse and dry. Ready for your choice of floor treatment. Recommend a urethane sealant first, to prevent moisture absorbed in concrete from coming up under the coating you finish with.
Radiant flooring is an option if one has an existing concrete floor. The radiant flooring system is installed underneath the concrete floor to heat the concrete.
form_title=Concrete Finishing form_header=7733 Please describe your stamped concrete project?*= () Replacement of existing concrete () New concrete for existing home () New construction of home What kind of concrete stamping are you looking for? (Select all that apply)*=  Ashler Pattern  Random Stone  Granite simulation  Slate simulation  Cobblestone simulation  Brick simulation  Smooth tile  Flagstone Would you like to know more about the project's green alternatives ?*= () Yes () No Please describe the type of stamped concrete project this is*=  Interior finished floor  Garage floor  Driveway/parking area  Exterior walkway  Basement floor  Patio  Pad for a light structure  Steps  Pool deck
form_title=Concrete Driveway Installation form_header=7653 Please specify what type of concrete driveway or floor project this is.*= () Replacement of existing concrete () New concrete for existing home () New construction of home "Which special concrete applications, or finishes, are you interested in?"*=  "Smooth trowel finished  Special color, stain, or other additive  Brush textured finish (slip-resistant)  Cover electrical or radiant heat pipes  Stamped to look like stone, brick or tile  Cover irrigation pipes, drains, etc.  Lightweight concrete" Would you like to know more about the project's green alternatives ?*= () Yes () No Please specify which concrete surfaces you want to have installed. (Select all that apply)*=  Driveway/parking area  Basement floor  Garage floor  Pad for a light structure  Interior floor
around $2.50 (exterior)-$3.50 (interior)
Yes. I would use a peagravel mixture with fibermesh additive. Pressure wash the area first if possible.
Yes, you can stain a concrete slab. It is a several step process and costs about $.50 a square foot to do it yourself. See attached link for process.
Bead blast or score the concrete first anything from a wire brush to a floor sander might work...be VERY CAREFUL with the dust though
form_title=Concrete Delivery form_header=7623 How many square feet in the area will need concrete poured?*=_ Is it necessary for the concrete delivery company to bring a pump truck?*= () Yes () No () Don't Know Please specify the reason(s) for needing the concrete delivered. (Select all projects that apply)*=  Footing or foundation  Steps  Driveway or parking area  Exterior patio or walkway  Interior subflooring  Interior finish floor  Garage or basement floor  Pad for a light structure
You will need existing floor to be clean and dry. Layering concrete like this is called a cold joint. Concrete does not like cold joints. That I why big jobs like the cn tower and Hoover dam are all one pour basically. If you have to do cold joints, clean base floor, rent a sacrifice tool at a rent shop, rough up the floor as much as possible, clean all dirt and dust again, cover floor with a bonding agent from a box store, pour new concrete. Over 2" is recommended. Another way to get it to hold is to drill holes into base floor or even put various concrete screws in base floor with just the heads sticking up a little bit so new concrete can grab.
form_title=Concrete Finishing Overlay or Coloring form_header=7643 Please make a selection of where the special finishes will be applied.*=  Interior finished floor  Garage floor  Driveway/parking area  Exterior walkway  Basement floor  Patio  Pad for a light structure  Steps  Pool deck What are your favorite types of concrete finishing? (Choose all that apply)*=  Brushed (slip resistant)  Salt finished  Overlayment (new layer applied over existing concrete)  Design stenciled or etched into concrete  Granite or Slate simulation  Brick or cobblestone simulation  Colored exposed aggregate (stones)  Shiny wet look sealer  Colored concrete  Plain concrete with decorative borders  Smooth troweled finish  Complement house/yard  Match a sample
Interior concrete floors tend to be cooler regardless their location, but not like outdoor concrete. In new construction, particularly loft renovations, etc., concrete flooring is heated, which makes it cozy. A concrete floor in Washington is no different than a concrete floor in Florida or Texas. It has more to do with construction, the heating system and insulation of the house.l