Acid Stained


Acid Stained concrete is a coloring process that does not use paint or a coating agent. It involves a chemical reaction with a solution made with water, acid and inorganic salts to react with minerals present in the concrete to create a coloring affect.

The beauty of Acid Stained concrete

Acid Staining gives concrete a mottled, variegated, marble-like appearance. The colors that can be created on colors are mostly earth tone browns, reddish browns and greens. Due to the different chemical reactions in each concrete slab, the coloration pattern will not be uniform or have an even tone. It is this random coloration of concrete that gives an Acid Stained concrete floor its unique charm.

Is your concrete floor eligible?

Acid Staining can be done on existing concrete if the concrete is in good shape. Not every concrete floor is eligible for Acid Staining.  It’s not the age of the concrete that’s the issue, it’s the condition it’s in. A smooth concrete surface will yield more attractive results than an old worn one. If the concrete is spalled, the aggregate is exposed or has previously been acid etched, the stain may not “take in” and will not look as desired because the aggregate does not react with the stain, only materials in the concrete paste do. If there is marked deterioration in the concrete, a micro-finish or micro-coating will provide a workable new surface for staining.

The value of Acid Staining

The value of Acid Staining concrete floors lie in its beauty and its durability. In addition to that, it is easy to maintain and is also flood-resistant. Should there be water damage to your home or business, no need to worry about soggy carpets or rotted wooden floors. All you have to do is clean the mess, apply a new coat of wax the floor is looking fantastic again. Those suffering from allergies will find Acid Stained concrete floors especially appealing as opposed to deep pile carpeting for obvious reasons.

Whatever designs you have in refinishing the concrete floors in your house or commercial property, let Rose & Son Inc. transform your banal concrete floors into a majestic piece of art.


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