Business
Main Menu

Everything You Ought to Know About Concrete Stains [177]

Staining is the most popular method for enhancing both commercial and residential concrete floors. Concrete staining is highly versatile, allowing you to achieve just about any look imaginable to suit your design tastes and budget. Stains can be applied to both new or existing concrete floors and work equally well with concrete overlays.

Types of Concrete Stains

1. Reactive Stains

It is a traditional acid-based concrete stain reacts chemically with the concrete surface to produce variegated, translucent color tones and attractive marbling effects. The stain forms a permanent bond with the concrete and won't chip off or peel away.

2. Non – Reactive Stains

These stains are water-based acrylics which don't rely on chemical reaction to impart color. These stains come in a much broader palette of colors than acid stains, and they are easier to apply.

Tips for Choosing the Right Stain Color

To pick the best color and type of stain for your project, it will help to ask the following questions:

- Do I want to achieve translucent, variegated tones or more opaque, uniform color effects?
- Do I want bright, vibrant hues or more neutral earth tones?
- Is my overall design scheme modern or rustic?
- Will the color complement my walls or the exterior of my home (for outdoor concrete)?

How to Clean Stained Concrete?

Compared with other types of flooring, especially carpet, stained concrete floors are easier to clean. They have no fibers, grout lines, or crevices to trap dirt, and when protected with a sealer, they resist stains and abrasion. However, concrete floors aren't completely maintenance free, and you'll need to clean the surface regularly to keep it looking its best.

Interior Concrete Floor

To clean interior concrete floor, dry dust mopping and occasional wet mopping with a neutral-pH cleaner will keep your floors looking great. For floors that need deeper cleaning to remove stains, try using a stronger soap or a solution of soap plus ammonia.

Exterior Concrete Floor

Keep the surface clean by sweeping it with a broom or leaf blower or rinsing with a garden hose. To remove stubborn dirt, scrub with a mop or medium-bristle brush and a mild cleaner.

Decorative Concrete Floor

Decorative concrete flooring, including acid-stained concrete, and stained concrete overlays, is easy to maintain and will last indefinitely, if you follow several basic principles:

- Dust mop or broom sweep weekly to prevent dirt accumulation
- Damp mop monthly to remove smudging, scuffs, and water marks, and restore gloss
- Recoat with new floor polish once or twice per year to rebuild loss from cleaning and abrasion
- Exercise caution, and take precautions, before placing stationary materials or objects on your floor
- Maintain clean mats at exterior entrances

Concrete floors are everywhere and it’s easy to profit from them. Just take the time to learn about the different styles of concrete flooring and how to maintain them.

The author is an experienced concrete floor specialist and shares his expertise on concrete staining. For more details visit, kansascityconcretesolutions.com/concrete-staining

Recommended Companies

  • Padron Dental
    Padron Dental
  • Burnside War Memorial Hos
    Burnside War Memorial Hos
  • PCXpert Co Inc.
    PCXpert Co Inc.
  • Local Appliance Repairs
    Local Appliance Repairs
  • Medvin Clinical Research
    Medvin Clinical Research
  • Cupertino Family Dental
    Cupertino Family Dental

Trending Articles

Thermo-graphic Surveys Montreal – Certified home inspect services a must for every home buyer

Thermo-graphic Surveys Montreal – Certified home inspect services a must for every home buyer

5.0
164

 The fact is that buying a house does require the person to invest a good amount of money, rather a fortune. It can also be termed to be a worthy possession and secure the family future also. The

Dehradun Taxi, Dehradun Cab, Cab in Dehradun

Dehradun Taxi, Dehradun Cab, Cab in Dehradun

5.0
164

We are Dehradun taxi service supplier, who appreciate the requirements of our customers and are well-organized to help them to reach most wanted destination in a more passive manner. We are given that

Personal Injury Lawyer Tacoma Wa- Know Them

Personal Injury Lawyer Tacoma Wa- Know Them

5.0
164

 When a person causes injury to another person or to someone else’s property accidentally, the victim files charges against him or her and tries to get justice in the court of law. Personal

Better to Buy Tablets or Kamagra Oral Jelly in the UK

Better to Buy Tablets or Kamagra Oral Jelly in the UK

5.0
164

There are few drugs in the world that can treat erectile dysfunction, even if temporarily. Most of such drugs are formulated with Sildenafil in one form or another. Viagra, probably the best known dru

Why OHS Compliance Is Lifeline of Your Business

Why OHS Compliance Is Lifeline of Your Business

5.0
164

Lack of OHS compliance can cause a big loss in terms of money, life and reputation to the workplace not complying with the OHS liabilities. In fact lack of compliance is as good as a time bomb in y

Advertisement

Trending ads

Delhi Hotels | Mumbai Hotels | Hyderabad Hotels

Delhi Hotels | Mumbai Hotels | Hyderabad Hotels

5.0
58

Hotels Angel searches the hotel websites directly and in real-time to ensure that you receive the latest prices and availability.

 Start Medical Transcription at Home - Free Training

Start Medical Transcription at Home - Free Training

5.0
58

    In medical transcription, you can earn salary as much you would like to with no upper limits.  You can decid how much you want earn based upon your effort, hardework and dedicatio

Fresh Onion

Fresh Onion

5.0
58

Dear Sir, We are manufactured exporter engaged in Dehydrated Onion, Onion in Vinegar (Acetic Acid) & Fresh White/Red Onion since 2003. We, partners of Nature Exports Co, are engaged in farming fr

Lands and Ploats for buying and Selling in Baroda Area

Lands and Ploats for buying and Selling in Baroda Area

5.0
58

 211AL The most desired Farm Land property in Vadodara at affordable price. The Baroda is specially established to satisfy the needs of the Investors who are interested in property, Land In Barod

Diamond manufacturers Suppliers sales in Mumbai-India

Diamond manufacturers Suppliers sales in Mumbai-India

5.0
58

kmca172We manufacture a wide range of unique diamonds, which when used in jewellery adds a majestic appeal to it. Our unique diamonds are appreciated worldwide for its beautiful and mesmerizing loo

Trending Companies

Advertisement

Trade Members

copyrights © 2006-20 find4sites.com.   All rights reserved.