Staining has evolved over time to become somewhat of an artistic expression for many contractors. There are so many ways that concrete staining can enhance a service to make it look just like another. Our professionals at Concrete Contractors Charleston can transform an ordinary concrete surface into a vibrant and unique piece of art that is strong and long lasting. Staining gives your floor a professional and aesthetically appealing look, lasting durability, cost savings and low maintenance. Great for manufacturing plants, warehouses, factory floors, commercial kitchen and restaurant flooring, showroom flooring and more. Our concrete flooring experts will help you determine the best option for your surfaces if you are interested in staining.
Types of Concrete Stains
One thing to note is that staining can be applied to any concrete whether new or old, or even integrally colored. Stains are not used to hide or disguise a surface, but rather to enhance what is underneath. There are two basic categories of concrete staining; acid-based stains and water-based acrylic stains. Acid stains are applied through a chemical reaction with calcium hydroxide in the concrete and acid-soluble metallic salts. Since it is a chemical reaction the stain becomes a permanent part of the concrete that cant simply chip or peel away. This type of concrete staining is generally used for more earthy and dark tones. Water-based stains are better when you are looking to achieve a wider spectrum of colors to include metallic and opaque tins. Concrete stains are not meant to hide any sort of cracks or imperfections. This is because if a surface is damaged the patchwork will most likely be visible through any stain work that is applied. To take it a step further a nice polishing will make a concrete surface shine.
Why Hire A Professional
Due to the fact that concrete staining not only involves chemicals, but requires great skill we always recommend leaving these types of jobs up to the professionals. It takes a lot of experience to know how to properly mix and prepare the concrete and chemicals, how to properly level the installation, the proper equipment to use and the skilled hand to make sure it looks good when the project is complete. Our contractors have years of experience creating all different types of stained concrete masterpieces so you don't have to worry about what mixes with what and where to pour. Some jobs may be manageable to pull off alone but this is one that is definitely best left up to an experienced concrete company.
Why Choose Concrete Contractors Charleston
There are plenty of contractors in the greater Charleston, South Carolina area but few that are as highly qualified as Concrete Contractors Charleston. Our team of highly skilled professionals has been thoroughly vetted and hand selected for their quality work and craftsmanship in the concrete industry. With years of experience completing hundreds of staining masterpieces, you can rest assured you are in great hands for your next project.