Stained concrete floors are done to create a natural earthy color that creates a mottled and variegated finish to concrete. The permanent coloration is done with an acid and water based stain that etches and deposits a mineral coloration deep into the concrete’s surface. The colors are rust, orange, browns and greens and can add a finish to concrete that makes it look like marble or imported granite.
Stained concrete floors are a cost effective and efficient way to add color while providing a finish to otherwise dull grey concrete. The process involves cleaning the concrete surface and doing any necessary wall prep for the application. the application is done with sprayers or brushes and once applied takes anywhere from 1-4 hours to react with the concrete itself. Once the reaction has taken place, the residue from the etching is removed and properly disposed of. the resulting finish can then be sealed for additional protection and stain resistance.
Multiple colors can be blended or used to create a wide range of colors and patterns. Additional options might include, diamond cut patterns, grout lines, sandblasted emblems or designs, high gloss or matte finishes and more.