1 - need some light duty flooring for the basement floor. Did metallic epoxy, clear epoxy, urethane etc for garage but don't need that for basement. Would prefer something that doesn't show scratches (cats and furniture moving) but not super high resistant to chemicals. Would like to avoid epoxy since I think no matter what it does show scratches.
2- best way to remove drywall mud from the floor? In anticipation of possibly lightly staining the concrete and some clear coat. Would a big sander do? Was hoping that I wouldn't have to grind. The mid chips off and the floor is flat but there's some discoloration. If I don't stain and just clear then they'll probably show.