Decorative Concrete Flooring & Acid Staining
Polished concrete is rising in popularity as an ideal flooring option. With this becoming the latest type of flooring used both commercially and individually in homes, there has been all types of unique ways to restructure and personalize the flooring. Concrete floor finishes now come in a variety of different decorative designs and then there is even the option of acid staining the surface. Gaining much public attention, acid staining is a unique way to create desired looks for all types of atmospheres.
Tips for Acid Staining
- Careful of Surface
The first aspect to keep in mind about acid staining concrete floors is that the floor should be resurfaced and free of debris but not smooth enough that it negatively impacts the potential for the acid stain effect. In other words, the texture of the concrete polish finish needs to be taken into consideration because an overly smooth polished concrete finish may prevent the acid stain from getting through and it will end up resting on the top, not creating the desired effect.
- Pick Colors
Knowing what types of colors you want to create your desired acid stain effect. Also, keep other factors like lighting and mixing into consideration. The light can make a complete difference in showing shade of colors, so make sure you are looking at the colors where you have the concrete flooring that you want to acid stain.
It’s important to make sure that the area you will be acid staining is prepped. Preparation can include ensuring there is nothing contaminating on the surface. If there is leftover bonding material, liquids, or such, then you may want to wait until completely dry or wipe down what you can so that it does not have an impact on the acid stain.
- Test Spot
When acid staining, t’s best to test a targeted area to see if the surface responds well in the way you hope.
- Fill Floor
Whether you desire a marble look or splattered effect, acid staining your polished concrete can create an impressive, unique look.
When it comes to acid staining and polished concrete flooring, Sealwell is your trusted flooring installation company. We are prepared to handle the nitty gritty and get you the results you desire.