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From Middle English better , bettre , betre , from Old English betera ( “ better ” ) , from Proto-Germanic *batizô ( “ better ” ) , from Proto-Indo-European *bhAd- ( “ good ” ) . Cognate with Sanskrit भद्र ( bhadrá , “ blessed, fortunate, happy, good ” ) . For Germanic cognates: see Proto-Germanic *batizô . Verb is from Middle English beteren , from Old English beterian ( “ to make better, improve ” ) . Related to best and battle ( “ getting better, improving, fruitful, fertile ” ) . Compare also Icelandic batna ( “ to improve ” ) , Icelandic bót ( “ improvement ” ) . More at batten , boot .
Concrete stains work well on interior or exterior surfaces to add color to the concrete; when sealed and polished they create a high sheen floor, an easier solution to use for interior decorative floors or outdoor patios. Because stains are translucent, they won't hide any of the concrete's flaws. Concrete paints also provide a decorative touch, but are better suited to applications where the concrete also needs sealing and protection -- inside a garage or basement, for example, or where you want to hide damaged or stained surfaces. Epoxy paint is used similar to resins, in that you add a catalyst to activate it. These products work best in areas with heavy use, such as garage or workshop floors. The drawback to these paints is that you must apply all the paint once you add the catalyst, because once it hardens, it's unusable.