Acid stained floors are dramatic, unique, interesting, long-lasting, so easy to maintain … and available to homeowners now, too! Concrete stains have been around a long time but it has only been recently that they have been incorporated into the designs and styles of today’s homes. There are many interior and exterior applications – driveways, basement floors, patios, laundry and bathrooms, garage floors, sidewalks and front porches.
Generally, there are two categories of concrete stains:
The category of stain you choose depends on the following:
There are other factors, over which you have no control, that will affect the outcome of the look of your stained concrete floor – the amount and properties of the cement used in your concrete, the type of aggregate used, the age of your concrete, moisture content, etc. Should this prevent you from staining your concrete floors? Absolutely not! A significant part of the charm of stained concrete floors is the fluctuations in the finished product, the imperfections from one piece to the next, and the artistic end result caused by how your particular piece of concrete uniquely absorbs and processes the color of the stain. Stained concrete floors are functional, full of character, and beautiful!
Concrete stains revitalize boring and lackluster concrete. With minimal upkeep, stained concrete floors will last for years and years and years. And since it is concrete, the surface cannot be torn or gouged … and because it’s properly sealed, it can’t be damaged by water or mold. After years of normal wear and tear, the surface can be brought back to life with some stain touch-up and a fresh coat of sealer.
Shades of Color is proud to serve the Denver Metro area including offering concrete design services to homes and businesses in Parker, Highlands Ranch, Colorado Springs, Centennial, Aurora, Lone Tree, Lakewood, Littleton, Westminster, Arvada, Thornton, Broomfield and more.