Stained concrete is one of the most popular applications for transforming concrete slabs. Often referred to as colored concrete, homeowners, designers and builders are drawn to stained concrete because of the unique outcome that can be achieved combining colors, application techniques, etc., on cement flooring and other substrates. The results are limited only by the creativity of those involved in the stained concrete process.
Because of concrete’s porous qualities and neutral tone, Stained Concrete is the perfect blank canvas for topically applied color. Using acid-based chemical stains, decorative concrete contractors have been able to achieve rich, earth-toned color schemes resembling natural stone, marble, wood, or even leather, giving a completely custom look to cement floors, concrete driveways, patios, walk ways, sidewalks, pool decks, concrete walls and more.
Dukes Stained Concrete
Concrete staining from Dukes Surface Solutions is a high-quality flooring option to consider. Concrete stains work by penetrating the surface and reacting chemically with the hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) in the concrete. The acid in the stain lightly etches the surface, allowing the metallic salts to penetrate more easily. Once the stain reacts, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete and won’t fade, chip off, or peel away.
Each concrete slab accepts stains in varying degrees of intensity, creating natural color variations that bring character and distinction to each project. You’ll mostly find them in an array of subtle tones, like tans, browns, terra cottas, and soft blue-greens. Dukes Surface Solutions are concrete experts and can transform your concrete with our superior service. Contact us today for a FREE quote and see what we can do for you.
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