Concrete is an impressively durable material but it is not the prettiest thing to look at, is it? Fortunately, there is a way to color it without spending an exorbitant amount of money. Stained concrete is a decorative concrete solution that can be done on new and old slabs alike. There are two options in staining slabs:
Acid Stains – This is a reactive type of decorative concrete stain that penetrates deep into a slab, making the color fade-resistant. The stain contains metallic salts that create a chemical reaction when it encounters the mineral and lime content of the slab. Because the minerals and lime are dispersed randomly across the slab, the effects are unique in every single one. The results are often described as variegated or mottled.
Water-based Stain – Unlike acid stains, this does not react chemically with a slab. The color you choose dries as it is, uniform and consistent. This is ideal for designs that require specific logos or images in it. Both stain types can be used in outdoor and interior floors.