Acid Stained Concrete & Dye Stained Concrete :: A Concrete Restoration System Stained Concrete is a deep penetrating concrete stain system that creates beautiful, mottled color tones in existing concrete. Designed for use on old or new concrete in both prestigious commercial projects and intimate residential spaces, acid stained concrete’s unlimited design capabilities transform ordinary concrete into a limitless pallette of color and design. The hardworking stained concrete system provides a distinctive and aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance surface that’s as beautiful as it is durable. Due to its deep penetrating formula, acid stained concrete is resistant to the peeling, chipping and cracking of conventional masonry paints and stains. Create an aura of elegance with the richness of Stain-Crete acid stained concrete. Benefits:
- Brings New Life to Old Concrete Floors
- Creates a Mottled, Variegated Finish
- Allows Endless Design Freedom
- Unlimited Palette of Design Options
- Affordable Alternative to Tile
- Enhances any Décor
Preferred Manufacturers: Increte Systems Stain-crete Acid Stain System, Kemiko Stone Tone Stain Acid Stain System Here are a few of our favorite stained concrete jobs:Interior Color Chart Exterior Color Chart These color charts are just for reference and because of site conditions (the color of the concrete, type of sand/portland used in the concrete, and application methods) they may vary from one job to another. If you need a specific color with little tolerance for variations, then we recommend choosing from samples that we can create on the concrete that will be stained. Maintenance All stained concrete floors are very durable if they are properly maintained. Frequently dust mopping the floor will greatly prolong the life of your floor. Additionally it is important to never use rubber backed carpeting or any kind of tape to tape down signs, carpets or anything of that nature. Rubber and tapes have solvents in them that can damage the floor.
Interior Stained Concrete
An interior stained concrete floor that only has residential foot traffic will need periodic dry dust mopping and occasional wet mopping with a neutral-pH cleaner or distilled water. If an interior stained concrete floor begins to loose its shine, a coat of no-buff high gloss wax will revive it’s appearance. These waxes can be purchased from us directly, or locally at Sam’s or Southern Maintenance Supply. No-buff wax is applied in thin coats with a mop or sponge mop. Residential stained concrete applications will probably not need to be waxed more than once a year, and in many cases, many years will pass before it becomes necessary.
Exterior Stained Concrete
Stained exterior concrete can be kept clean by sweeping, blowing with a leaf blower, or rinsing with a garden hose or pressure washer. For stubborn stains or dirt, you can use a mild cleaner. If the exterior stained concrete begins to loose its shine, it can be resealed with an acrylic concrete sealer. Depending on wear and tear, exterior concrete will usually need to be resealed every 2-5 years. Increte acrylic clear-seal can be purchased directly from us, or by calling Increte. Depending on the amount of traffic, commercial stained concrete applications will require more frequent maintenance. Please contact us and we can advise you on what to expect.