The popularity of stained concrete floors in homes and even businesses alike is rising fast. This is due to the fact that, ordinary concrete that used to be covered by other different flooring materials is now being stained to produce polychromatic coloring effects that copy the appearance of polished marble or even a natural stone. These floors not only have low maintenance costs as compared to other flooring materials but also numerous design benefits that can not be compared to any other type of surface treatment. Another advantage of stained concrete flooring is that, they can incorporate multiple colors, cut patterns, different borders and many other techniques available to create a unique flooring design.
Stains that are applied to concrete gives different results with each and every concrete surface that is being treated. That is rear to find two floors creating the same color or even a pattern. This kind of variability is one characteristic that gives stained concrete it’s fast rising popularity and widespread appeal it has. The good news is that, almost all concrete surfaces can be stained given that conditions such as glues, sealers and mastic that inhibit the stain’s performance are removed just before the entire staining process commences. Translucency of concrete stains makes sure that flooring blemishes such as patch compounds, cracks and any other surface flaws to be noticed before completion of the entire flooring process and gotten rid of in the right time. However, some of these blemishes may act to your advantage since they can add value to the overall effects of concrete stains and enhancing the floor’s stain designs.
Some of the benefits that comes with stained concrete floors includes getting a surface that is easy to maintain, a surface that is resistant to water damage and mold effect, and finally a surface that is preventive to allergens or even dust mites. Comparing replacement and longevity costs of concrete floors as compared to other flooring materials in the market, concrete floors prove to be economical and very affordable. Doing proper maintenance of the concrete floors ensures an appealing aesthetics and that structural stability of the floors for decades to come.
The costs of installing a stained concrete flooring may vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the entire project, structure of the design to be used and the previous condition of the concrete. A one coat stain ,a one coat sealer with minimal preparation may be a cheaper flooring option as compared to the advanced decorative effects and thin overlays that may cost more than expected.