Are you wondering how to revitalize your dull concrete floors without spending a small fortune or going through the hassle of replacing the whole floor?
Concrete staining gives the floor color and creates a beautiful opaque effect. Its distinct appearance is frequently described as "vintage" or "unique," and it can completely transform the appearance of a dull concrete floor by adding character.
At Epoxy Flooring Minneapolis, we specialize in long-lasting and durable concrete acid staining that can be applied to new and old concrete floors to provide translucent color tones that become a permanent part of the surface.
For acid staining Minneapolis, we use water-based acidic solutions containing metallic salts that react with the concrete lime. Because each concrete is unique in terms of composition, age, condition, and location, the reaction between the acid and the concrete is always unique.
This is why every concrete stained floor is different and unique. We always apply the stain on a test area to see how the acid will react with your concrete.
Almost any structurally sound, either new or old concrete floor, can be stained. The final result will depend on how the acid reacts with the concrete. As every concrete floor is different in composition and age, no two stained floors will ever be the same.
We start every project by cleaning your concrete floors. Then, depending on the condition of the floor, we either mechanically grind the top layer to remove any old coatings, stains, dirt, oils and grime or for new and unsealed concretes we pressure wash the floor.
When the floor is back to a clean canvas, we repair any imperfections such as cracks and holes. This is to ensure the structural integrity of the concrete floor.
We start with a stain test on a hidden area to see how the acid reacts with the concrete. We then move on to spraying the acid color on the floor. Once the concrete is sprayed, we leave the stain to react with the concrete and do its magic. Depending on the concrete, we may have to repeat this step until we reach the desired color.
The final step is to seal the floor with a protective UV stable polyaspartic concrete sealer. The sealer ensures the stained concrete is protected from damage, corrosion, water, wear and tear and discoloration under direct sunlight.
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