Stained Concrete Floors – Aesthetic Solutions
Concrete Staining bestows a luxurious richness that any other coloring method can’t achieve. Therefore, stains permeate the concrete to infuse it with translucent tones varying on different application techniques and surfaces. In fact, the results can mimic everything from natural stone or polished marble to tanned leather or even stained wood. Stained Concrete floors can be applied as Acid Stain Concrete or Water-based Stains.
A well-known fact, both types of stain can be applied to old and plain or new, integrally colored concrete. They are especially effective for revitalizing dull surfaces. Most stains have excellent wear resistance and UV stability, permitting their use on exterior or interior concrete.
How to Stain Concrete Floor?
Concrete Dyes and Stains can be applied to any cementitious surface, including concrete overlays, self-leveling concrete, floor polish concrete. However, they are not working like paints that cover the surface. Because, Dyes and Stains blend into concrete, enhancing the surface, not covering it.
A contractor can use the combination of dyes and stains to create custom floors with a natural stone appearance. Also, a more vivid artistic expression appearance. The result is a mottled appearance. Once the stain is applied, Installer can seal the floors with water-based sealers, epoxy, and high-performance urethanes.
DUOMIT provides these techniques for staining concrete floors, which can be used in commercial facilities or residential homes. Certainly, as experienced stained concrete contractors, we know the importance of properly preparing a surface and completing a beautiful job.
Surely, we have completed many retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, showrooms, and many other locations.
After all, stained concrete can enhance and beautify both exterior and interior concrete stain. Additionally, concrete staining can be a very cost-effective solution to other types of flooring.
Acid Staining Concrete
The age of slab and concrete conditions is significant for the successful acid staining process. Keep these questions in mind when determining whether your slab is a good candidate for acid staining. The concrete slab must be free of dirt, oils, paint, drywall mud, debris, adhesive, or sealers. Otherwise, Acid stain cannot react properly with the concrete if these conditions are present.
The slab should not have any waterproofing additives, cleaned with heavy tri-sodium phosphate or muriatic acid. The acid stain chemical reaction cannot occur on surfaces treated with these products.
DUOMIT applying concrete stains with a vast array of colors and stain’ choices. It can be performed on almost any concrete surface. Since we work to perform the desired finish and color of the decorative concrete floor that you want.
Finally, with stains, you have the ability to add custom graphics, subtle hints of color, bolder design accents. Stains can be applied to both existing or new concrete floors and work equally well with concrete overlays. What’s more, because concrete stains penetrate deeply into the concrete surface, they produce permanent fade-resistant color. Unlike with a coating or paint, the color will not peel away or flake off. See our photo gallery.
There are endless decorative effects that you can achieve with water-based or acid stains. Firstly, the best approach is to use just one stain color in a hue that will complement your décor. Secondly, you can be more daring and use multiple stain colors to create custom looks. Although shades of gray and brown are the most popular stain colors for concrete floors, especially exterior concrete stain.
Stained Concrete Floors Cost
Stained Concrete Floor cost is comparable to other flooring types such as carpet or tile. But the misconception is that Stained Concrete is cheap. A simple stain and sealer application can be less than $3 per square foot. And for larger commercial jobs, expect to add a little more if prep work is required (grinding/smoothing). Surface Prep work includes cracks repair, edge grinding, fixing blemishes. Every little extra requires additional knowledge, skill, materials, time, and expense.
- Medium Design Stained Concrete – Average market price up to $7 for a stained and dyed floor with multiple colors and basic floor design.
- Advanced Design Floor – It can go up to $14 per square foot and higher depending on the design level. Most expensive stained concrete floors are found in retail stores where curb appeal is part of the brand.
The prices above are guidelines. Every floor is different. There are many factors that can affect pricing.
Cleaning Tip: Decorative concrete floors are effortless to clean. Use a mild dishwashing soap or plain water for everyday cleaning. Or you can clean the floor using a water power wash. Cleaning detergent can be sprayed using a pump sprayer. Avoid using steam cleaners or strong chemical detergents as they can damage the wax finish.