Kansas City Stained Concrete: Staining concrete is fast becoming the most popular flooring applications for concrete slabs. Stained concrete and variations such as colored concrete and polished concrete appeal to homeowners, designers and builders because of the one-of-a-kind results that can be achieved by combining acid stains, colors and application techniques on cement flooring and other concrete substrates. Our results are limited only by the imagination of our clients, namely the builders, contractors or designers involved in the process.
By nature, concrete has porous qualities and a neutral gray ton. As such, concrete is the perfect material for topically applied color. By using high quality acid-based chemical stains, decorative concrete Unique Epoxy Design is able to achieve rich, earth-toned color schemes resembling exotic natural stone like granite, marble, wood, or even a leather-like appearance. We can deliver a completely custom look to cement floors, concrete driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, concrete walls and more.
Virtually all acid staining products are a mixture of water, hydrochloric acid and acid-soluble metallic salts. This liquids penetrate the concrete surface and react chemically with the hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) in the concrete. The acid in the stain lightly scrapes or “etches” the cement surface. This pave the way for metallic salts to penetrate easily. After the acid stain reacts with the concrete, the resulting color becomes a permanent part of the concrete. If sealed properly, this color will not fade, chip, or peel away. Very similar to painting stains used for hardwood floor and trim, concrete acid stains are translucent. The color they produce will be different depending on the color and condition of the concrete flooring. Each are of a concrete slab will take in the concrete stain with varying degrees of depths, which creates natural color variations that bring character and distinction to each one of our Kansas City concrete floors. While each resulting floor color is unique, the concrete acid stain color come is a fairly limited set of earth tones, such as tans, browns, terra cottas, and soft blue-greens and also soft pastels to vivid reds, oranges, yellows, and purples.
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