Details About Staining Your Concrete Floors

Applying concrete stain is not very difficult or expensive. You can take almost any ugly, gray or cold concrete surface and turn it into a work of art that impresses everyone. With a concrete stain on your floors, you can have the durability and ease of concrete, with the look of stone or marble.

The name “stained concrete” can give off the wrong impression on how the whole process works. You are not actually staining your concrete, but using a mixture of acid, metallic salts, and other materials to cause a chemical reaction that changes the actual composition and color of the concrete.

The hardest part of the concrete staining process is actually deciding on what look you would like to go for. At Silverline Concrete Systems, we can help you along every step of the way- and we’ll help you avoid the common pitfalls that can frustrate your project.

Improve the Look of Your Concrete By Having Them Stained

It is a standard thought that old concrete, with cracks, stains, or surface imperfections, must be removed and replaced if you are trying to improve the looks. However, there are many options available for changing that drab concrete patio, driveway, or floor into a new, decorative, colored concrete surface. Plus, you’ll save money, conserve resources, and you won’t have to worry about disposal of your old surface.

One option is to completely resurface your concrete with a concrete overlay. This is a very simple and effective way to cover your existing surface with a decorative rich looking finish. There are a wide variety of patterns and colors that can be combined and customized to fit your specific needs. This system is a thin layer of polymer based concrete that lies on top of your existing surface and provides just the right look for any of your needs.

Another option, if the concrete is in good condition but just needs to be livened up, is a stain. Staining your concrete creates a rich look with complex marbleization that varies from slab to slab so that no two are exactly alike. Staining is a great option for both interior and exterior applications and with a good sealer can provide years of lasting beauty and durability.

Finally one other option is a durable concrete coating. This system provides a tough as nails, water tight, stain resistant surface for any indoor or outdoor concrete surface. Concrete coatings can be customized to be a single color, or by adding a slip resistant flake surface, can resemble granite. With the top coat of our coating system you can rest assured that nothing will stain your surface or penetrate the concrete. They are an incredibly long lasting and beautiful system to improve the look of your existing concrete.

At Silverline Systems our experienced team of designers and installers are experts in the design and application of all of the systems that we have mentioned here. With spring and summer coming upon us quickly it’s time to start thinking about improving the look of your interior and exterior concrete surfaces. Why not save yourself some time and money and call Silverline today and have one of our experienced staff go over all that we can offer for you. Also feel free to stop by our design center to see for yourself how beautiful your concrete can

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you with your concrete needs.