Stained Concrete Centerport, New York
Staining Concrete; an Alternative to Carpeting and Hardwood Floors
Enhancing the value of your concrete floors with a permanent solution is possible thanks to concrete polishing. You can get rid of the dull, bland, and boring look on both old and new concrete floors using this flooring method. Stained concrete can achieve both conventional and non-traditional aesthetics, particularly so if you get an expert job.
Concrete staining floors has become a common alternative to carpeting and hardwood floor. That’s why it’s used in both commercial and residential places including garages and busy industrial spaces. And just like most flooring solutions, you have the opportunity to choose the stain type you need. Professionals can put together a combination of stains to achieve a look that meets your desires. Stained floors work well in places like:
- Manufacturing plants
- Outdoor spaces
- Retail stores
- Commercial centers
- Offices, and more
Choose Your Concrete Stain Expert
Stained concrete comes in two versions: acid based and water based stains. An expert in concrete staining should help you determine which type is best for your situation.
Even though it’s possible to stain concrete as a DIY project, it is not advisable. But if you must, when doing the acid based stain, ensure you are armed in protective gear because it’s toxic. From a respirator, eyewear, footwear, gloves, and clothing, don’t expose any part of your body.
The best approach still remains; to get a concrete stain expert who will come with the right equipment and insurance in case anything goes wrong.
Acid Based Stain is long lasting and thus the better solution for high traffic places. It also doesn’t chip, fade or peel, making it a great solution for heavy machinery and vehicles. Plus, it results in better mimics to stone and wood. However, there is a limited number of color palette that you can use. The translucent option works great if you already have a beautiful colored concrete surface you want to retain.
Water-based stain is easier to apply and produces a more consistent color on the floors. The color array is endless making it a great choice if you are looking for a floor design that will work well as part of your decor. Cleaning it up after the application is simpler. However, you’ll have to bare with the fact that it adheres quickly to concrete, making correcting errors during the process a challenge. You should use the water-based stain in the following situations:
- If the cleaning of your concrete happened using acid
- If you are unable to remove stubborn stains on the concrete
- If you sealed your concrete before. But ensure you remove the sealer before you stain it
How do you know your concrete was sealed before? Take water in a cup and poor it on the floor. If the water beads, then the floor contains a sealer. If the water absorbs through the concrete, it doesn’t contain a sealer.
Benefits of Stained Concrete
Stained concrete comes with plenty of benefits compared to other flooring solutions. When done by a professional, you can expect it benefits like:
Durability – With proper installation, you can expect concrete stains to never chip, fade, or peel. You can as well coat it further with epoxy or urethane to make it tougher.
Attractive finish – You can transform a boring grey concrete surface into an attractive floor. There are multiple color options you can choose to fit into your branding theme or the interior design of your home.
Low Maintenance – If you are looking for a floor surface that only needs a damp mop and occasional cleaning for maintenance, then stained concrete won’t disappoint. These floors don’t trap mold and dust.
Reasonable Pricing – Concrete staining comes at a fraction of price if you compare it with other flooring solutions. And this involves everything from the materials, machinery, and service.
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When you hire Centerport Epoxy Floors, we don’t consider your project as just another floor we need to work on. Our goal is to protect your investment by providing you the best flooring solution that exceeds your expectations. We are a fully packed crew with talented professionals, equipped with the best tools, and ready to focus on your project until it’s done properly. We will be there up to the moment your floors are complete and stay in touch to see you enjoy our work. Be sure it will last you years to come!