There are a lot of reasons why acid stained concrete floors are such a popular choice for homeowners these days … they’re eye-catching, unique, and they give a fresh, updated look to your home’s interior.  And staining your home’s concrete floors is an economical way to get a dynamic customized floor that is easy to care for and maintain.

The benefits of acid stained concrete are many:

  • Concrete stain forms a permanent bond with the concrete and won’t peel or chip since it’s integrated into the concrete by the process.
  • Since concrete sealer is applied after the staining process, the concrete floor and finish can’t be damaged by water or mold.  And because it is concrete, the surface can’t be torn or scratched either.
  • Properly sealed concrete floors don’t absorb spills, chemicals, or pet “accidents” and odors.  So, if your teenager drops a plate of spaghetti or Fido doesn’t make it to the door to get outside  to do his business, soap and water will clean it right up.
  • Maintenance consists of periodic broom sweeping and damp mopping to keep the surface free of everyday dust and debris.  If needed, the surface can be scrubbed with a mild detergent and waxed.
  • 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.

Concrete stains revitalize boring and lackluster concrete – stained concrete floors are functional, beautiful, full of character and will last for years and years with minimal upkeep.  Please check out our October 2011 and October 2012 blogs for more technical information about this great alternative to hardwood floors, tile, and carpeting.