Concrete Stain

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Staining concrete is one of the most popular applications for transforming concrete slabs. Often referred to as colored concrete, homeowners, designers and builders are drawn to stained concrete because of the unique outcome that can be achieved combining colors, application techniques, etc., on cement flooring and other substrates. The results are limited only by the creativity of those involved in the stained concrete process.

ADVANTAGES OF STAINED CONCRETE

Among their many benefits, stained concrete floors are:

  • Beneficial to your health. Allergy sufferers don’t get exposed to the dust and mites hiding under carpets.
  • Beneficial to the environment and a green building choice. Slow to heat up and cool down, stained concrete can reduce utility bills. Also, because they use the foundation already poured, they eliminate the need to cut down trees or use materials, like carpets, which consume large amounts of energy to manufacture (and destroy).
  • Easy to maintain. Just sweep and mop with water throughout the year; then re-wax interior floors and reseal exterior floors once a year.
  • Easy on your budget. In new construction, stained concrete runs about half the price of hardwood floors. We are happy to provide a free estimate based on your specifications.

WE USE AMERIPOLISH® DYE CLASSIC

The AmeriPolish solvent base dye is formulated using extremely fine molecules of color designed to penetrate and color any cementitious surface. AmeriPolish dye was created for use with polished concrete, but can also be used as a base color or touch up for concrete that has received integral color, dry shake hardeners, acid stains or even as an overlay to itself.

AmeriPolish solvent-based dye is packaged in powder form to be mixed with acetone and the Penetrating Agent by the customer. AmeriPolish® dye has 24 standard colors. Dye colors can be combined to create an unlimited number of color variations.

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Remember that dyes will not mask or hide imperfections in the floor and may appear different in areas that have received different pours or patches.

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