Stained concrete is one of the popular design options that give concrete a beautiful but durable finish. Stained concrete has gained massive popularity in residential and commercial properties. These type of floors are used primarily in garages, kitchens, family rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms.
Stained concrete is coloring used in concrete that cannot be achieved by any other coloring medium. Instead of producing a robust and opaque effect like paint, staining permeates the concrete. We infuse it with luminous translucent tones that vary depending on the surface and apply the techniques. The results can mimic polished marble to natural stone or stained wood and even tanned leather.
One of the most common questions about stained concrete is if you can stain old concrete. The biggest concern people have is whether the concrete’s age will prevent it from being acidly stained and thus will be forced to use acrylics to stain the old concrete.
Fortunately, you can acid stain old concrete in a similar process as staining new concrete. We inspect the concrete first to ensure that it is not contaminated with glue, paint, grease, sealers, etc.
Stained concrete has a very long lifespan if it is correctly cared for and maintained. Stained concrete can last potentially up to 100 years. However, the stained concrete should be sealed or waxed twice per year to avoid fading, especially in high-traffic areas.
Stained floors are a breeze to clean. Just a simple sweep and mop is needed to keep them looking their best. Stained concrete is also resistant to stains and mold thanks to the sealing and waxing process. Cleaning is much more comfortable and will not require the use of harsh detergents or abrasive tools.
Stained concrete floors add value to your home by making your property more attractive. And it’s not just beauty potential home buyers are seeking. When you have stunning floors that are also easy to maintain, you have a win-win situation.
Stained concrete is an excellent option is you are looking for an exquisite, clean design. Stained concrete has a long lifespan, and with proper maintenance, it will last a long time. Stained concrete is also extremely durable thanks to its resistance to water.
With a wide range of design options and customizations, you are spoilt for choice when you select stained concrete for your floors. Contact us at (713) 365-0444 for a stained concrete quote today.