Epoxy Stained Concrete

Stained concrete is growing greatly in popularity. Stains react with the current concrete to form a permanent color that generally has a marble or mottled look. If your concrete is in bad shape an overlay may be needed to achieve a clean canvas, followed up with one of many staining options.

Stained concrete floors are a great option for basement floors, resturaunts, garage floors ect. because of their affordability and elegant look.

By using concrete stains a beautiful marble or mottled look can be achieved providing a great concrete floor that is highly durable. Concrete provides the perfect canvas for us to create unique “pieces of art”. Decorative measures can be taken to further enhance the concrete surface, and give it the look of tile or any design imaginable.

There are generally two types of stains; acetone based dyes, and water based stains. Acetone dyes react with lime in the concrete forming a permanent stain that is highly durable. Every slab of concrete is different and therefore accept the stain differently. This means that colors vary from slab to slab making each job unique. Acetone dyes come in about 12 different colors which are generally earth tones. In order for the concrete to recieve an acetone dye it needs to be completely clean and free from sealer. Most stains are usually sprayed down in an inconsistant manner. Different techniques such as rags and mops can be used to achieve more creative effects. Acetone dyes provide the customer with more vibrant colors as well as more control of the final color. These stains are great for floors that require a more consistent color, but can also have the mottling effect if so desired. This stain has the most versatility and vibrancy, and is much less time consuming to apply.

Water based stains are also increasing in poplularity largely in part because of the health concerns as appossed to other staining methods. They are also more user friendly.

Stains are generally sealed with high quality sealers and are followed up with floor waxes.

Remember to consult your contractor as to which stain is best for the situation.
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