Cement can be a very cold and boring look.  The problem is that when a home or business has cement installed, paint doesn’t give it a warm feeling, meaning that covering it with drywall or paneling is the only way to change the feel of a room.  If it’s a floor, carpet covers it but does not give an exquisite feel.  That all being said, there is something that can be done with cement that gives it a handsome look: stained cement.  Here are pictures of both an outdoor patio and a basement floor.  The outdoor patio had a huge crack in it.  We were able to use special engineered cement to repair the crack and stain the entire patio.  The pictures are before and after of a cement basement floor.