Acid staining is guaranteed to transform a concrete slab into a luxurious floor resembling marble or glazed stone. Acid Staining offers a versatile and inexpensive flooring solution.
It creates beautiful colors on concrete, mostly earth tone browns, reddish browns and greens. We can also create custom shades by mixing and matching the available colors, or applying them at different rates.
Acid staining is not a dyeing or pigment-base coloring systems, but a chemical reaction. A mixture of water, mineral salts and a slight amount of muratic acid is applied to the concrete surface. This chemical reaction with the existing minerals and lime in the concrete over a period of one to four hours creates new earth tone colors on the concrete surface. The concrete surface is later scrubbed to remove excess stain and neutralized by a basic solution of ammonia and water or baking soda to help raise the ph level back to normal level. Due to inconsistencies in the surface level of concrete floor, acid staining creates a variegated or mottled appearance that is unique to each slab. The color penetration ranges from 1/16 to 1/32 of an inch.