USA Renovations has provided Stained Concrete services not only in the DFW metroplex but also the 48 states. With integrity + results being the focus of the service we provide, we won’t settle for quality other than the best. We manage several crews which allow us to fit your needs, your schedule and your demand. Whether you are a general contractor or direct buyer, we want to work with you and provide the best Stained Concrete service possible.
If you are seeking an elegant surface which is beautiful, welcoming, and very economic, stained concrete is your solution. Stained Concrete is not a topical coating or a paint, rather a penetrating mixture of stain concentrate, water, forms of acidic liquids, and inorganic salts that when applied to a cementitious surface chemically reacts with the calcium hydroxide within the concrete surface. This chemical reaction allows for a permanent bond to the hydrated lime which allows for a long and economic life cycle.
A Stained Concrete floor continues to be a popular choice for all retail and commercial facilities. With its warm and inviting appearance, Stained Concrete will continue to be a top pick within the concrete finishes sector. Many of the benefits that keep this floor in high demand are:
Stained concrete is a chemical concentrate that is available in powders or liquids. Both are mixed with chemical reaching with the slab that is achieved in simple terms, there are two parts that make up epoxy. They consist of 1) an epoxy resin which is cross-linked with 2) a co-reactant or hardener. Epoxy coatings are formulated based upon the performance requirements for the end product. When properly catalyzed and applied, epoxies produce a hard, chemical and solvent resistant finish.
A safe floor must have high levels of friction at the surface which is measured by a coefficient of friction rating. This measurement declares whether a floor is will have a high or low probability of a slip and fall. The higher the rating of the coefficient of friction, the lower the chances are of slipping: whereas the smaller the rating, the greater the risk. For standard shoes, a concrete floor surface will displace a coefficient that is high enough to predetermine the reasonable probability of slipping.
The following list provides an average of values:
Installation of stained concrete should be performed by a professional that is certified to install stained concrete. Applications can be tricky with different porosity levels scattered through the surface of the slab. Utilizing the professionals at USA Renovations your installation will be performed with ease with a great overall finish. Below are the steps involved when staining a concrete surface:
We recommend the use of concrete grinders which use coarse diamond segments to refine the surface of minor pits, blemishes, light coatings or prior stains from the floor. This eliminates the majority of imperfections that stain’s translucent finish may show when not prepped professionally.
After preparation of the surface has been performed it is time for the mixture of stain to be installed. Using a special pump sprayer, we evenly apply the stain to the surface throughout the job until full coverage is met. The stain becomes dry to the touch in 15 – 20 minutes with full cure taking place within 24 hours.
Once the stain is fully cured the surface residue is removed. If the stain is an acid-base it requires neutralization using baking soda or ammonia. If the stain is water-based it does not require neutralization and can simply be cleaned with the use of an auto scrubber. After this cleaning is completed an optional clear coating sealer is used to protect the stain.
Stained Concrete comes in a verity of colors and shades. Below is a list of a color-chart which our professionals are certified to install:
What are you waiting for? Now that you understand our process a little better and the benefits have been outlined, let’s talk about your space! If you have any additional questions about the Stained Concrete process itself or would like a FREE quote on your floors, contact us today by calling 972-984-4673 or email us at email@example.com.