While the cement staining process is not at all complicated, it can be messy if you try to do it yourself. Water or acid-based products are the two most popular kinds of concrete stain. A water-based stain is closer to paint as it fills the pores of the concrete, but it has a greater tendency to flake or chip over time. If the concrete itself is not prepped properly ahead of time, grinding and polishing will be done before any staining to ensure that the stains adhere to form a longer-lasting finish.
Our professional cement contractors will use high-end equipment to prepare your concrete flooring inside or outside of your home and ensure it is ready. When using an acid-based stain, it can also be hazardous, so we always recommend that you rely on our professional team to do the work for you rather than trying to do the job yourself. Once an acid stain is applied to the floor, it chemically bonds to the concrete itself and will not flake, unlike water-based stains.
The stained concrete will then be sealed and waxed for extra shine, preservation of color, and protection of the floor. The staining process only takes a few hours and dries quickly, so we can get the job done fast for you once we get started. The end result will be shiny, textured, and easy to clean with a simple dust mop, without all the labor of daily polishing and oiling like you must do with marble and wood.