Getting your concrete stained adds a level of richness to your concrete floor that you cannot achieve with any other coloring method. Unlike with other opaquer color mediums, concrete staining allows for the pigment to permeate the surface of your flooring to soak in with translucent tones that can vary depending on the type of surface that they are applied on along with the application methods used. The results can be a simple wash to even a faux finish to mimic other surfaces like stone or marble. Staining is excellent for your concrete floors no matter if used on interior floors or for your concrete patio. The results of concrete staining will amaze you.
Why Should I Choose Concrete Staining?
Stained concrete is for those who want to take the unattractive concrete surface and get a more delightful decorative look to the finish of the slab. The starting cost is low, so for many people, it is a great and cost-effective way to add a bit of design to an otherwise dull gray slab. Plus, as we have mentioned already, staining adds a level of texture to the coloration that you could not achieve by merely painting.
Can Any Concrete Be Stained?
The short answer is yes. It does not matter if your concrete floors or patio is new or old, both water-based and acid stains can be applied. As well, as you may have realized, it also does not matter if inside or outside. The only factor that will affect the stains ability to penetrate the surface is if on dirty surfaces covered in grime such as glue or any concrete sealers.
What Colors Can Be Achieved?
That comes down to which type of stain is to be used. Acid stains have a limited choice in colors that tend to be earthy tones. Water-based stains, on the other hand, have a wide range of colors for one to choose from and even if an exact color isn’t what you want most can be mixed like you could with any paint.
What About Decorative Effects?
That depends on the application used for your concrete stain. Concrete stain can be made to mimic other types of materials such as marble, stone, and even wood or leather. We have many techniques at our disposal to achieve many of these faux finishes on your concrete surface.
How Long Does It Last?
Concrete stain penetrates the surface of the concrete and so, therefore, will not fade, chip, or peel away. We always correctly apply the stain so it will be long-lasting and durable.
How to Maintain Concrete Stain?
Just like with a plain slab of concrete, a concrete sealer is your best method at preserving your surface. As well, you should clean your concrete surface as you would any other floor surface to keep potentially damaging particles from grinding away at you stain concrete.
Stained concrete is a great way to get a nice-looking concrete surface. We are the concrete company that can help you achieve fantastic looking stain concrete surfaces no matter what you desire. Let us know how we can help you today.