Concrete Staining in Minnesota by Lowell Russell Concrete
Unique and beautiful floors are growing in popularity, and many who are building new or remodeling are looking to stained concrete floors as an alternative to carpet, tile, and wood. Plain concrete floors can become jaw-dropping beautiful with the acid stain coloring process.
Acid staining is a coloring process involving a chemical reaction of water, acid, and inorganic salts. These materials react with minerals already present in the concrete (calcium hydroxide) and provide color. Acid staining can be applied to new or old, plain or already colored concrete surfaces, and typically gives concrete a mottled, variegated, marble-like look. However, you may get different reactions from slab to slab. You may even see different color patterns on the same slab of concrete. The random mix of color tones and shades is what gives an acid stained floor its unique beauty, radiance, vintage or antique look.
Millions of feet of acid staining are done each year. Because of the many benefits, decorative concrete is flourishing and seems to be here to stay. One of the many benefits of acid staining concrete is that the finish will not fade or chip. With templates and decorative patterns, acid staining certainly enhances the look of your floor, whether residential or commercial, and many people are looking to go the route of acid staining as an alternative to the typical carpet and tile floors. This form of floor treatment can give new life to old concrete and give it the look of a luxurious granite or deep marble.
Floors are not the only part of your home that can be acid-stained. Exteriors, walls, and other concrete surfaces can also be decorated or colored using concrete acid stain. Concrete blocks, for example, can be decorated or colored before installation on the outside of your home. A concrete staircase, patio, or trim around doors and windows are other options to give your home a welcoming look and feel and will transform your everyday boring look into the beautiful, luxurious home you have always dreamed of owning.
If enhancing your floors, walls, or exterior of your home with acid stained concrete has been on your list of things to do, please give Lowell Russell Concrete a call. You can browse through our photo gallery of interior projects for ideas. It is never too early to begin the plans for a new project to upgrade both your home’s value and appearance. Contact us today to speak with one of our trained professionals.