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Concrete Floor Decorative Coatings
All builders know the value of using concrete in laying down the flooring of a home or building. Concrete floors are extremely durable. They can last a lifetime when cared for.Concrete, however, when used as the primary material for floorings can be a bit dull. A concrete floor, when let alone is gray and lifeless. Good thing there is now a way to transform traditional grey concrete into an elegant, expensive looking floor. Concrete Floor Decorative Coatings or Concrete Stains are the newest and most advanced techniques in beautifying a lifeless concrete floor. The concrete base of your home or driveway can easily be transformed into an expansive, sophisticated flooring when applied with concrete floor decorative coatings or concrete stains.

There are various methods of staining concrete, but the more popular techniques are acid staining or acrylic staining techniques. Both Concrete stain methods use different processes but have almost the same decorative value for floorings.

Concrete Floor Decorative Coatings or Concrete Stains using acid, work effectively to give the concrete a natural effect. This method is usually used when concrete is made to look like marble, wood or granite.

The acids used for concrete staining are compounded from water, hydrochloric acids and certain metallic salts. The metallic content in this compound reacts with the lime content found in concrete and forms stains/designs. These acid stains are permanent and do not fade.

Concrete surfaces react differently to acid compounds. Old concrete loses its lime content making it much more difficult to stain. This is the reason why acid staining is best on newer concrete. Acid stains do not hide imperfections, so they won’t work for cracked and naturally stained floors as well.

Acrylic staining methods for Concrete Floor Decorative Coatings or Concrete Stains, on the other hand, are great for new or old floors. Since they provide a broad array of colors for concrete staining, they are also the preferred choice of contractors for floor staining.

Acrylic stains bond with the upper layer of the concrete surface and hide old stains and cracks. They are a better choice for staining older floors than acid stains. They are very easy to apply and economical. Concrete Floor Decorative Coatings or Concrete Stains in general, whether acid or acrylic, are perfect as they are very durable and long lasting.

However, when done incorrectly, they can cause permanent damage to the floor. Because the stain soaks into the concrete, it will be almost be impossible to remove if the color doesn’t turn out right.

This is the reason why it is always best to hire a professional to do the job. Concrete floor decorative coatings are best applied by persons with experience in providing concrete stain services. This way you can be sure that the job is done right the first time without messing up your floor.

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