When we hear the word concrete, what commonly comes to mind is a dull-gray, industrial looking surface with no personality or character. With new concrete staining techniques, however, this doesn’t have to be the case. Painters USA’s industrial painting division performs many concrete services that can beautify, protect and finish your concrete floors.
Concrete staining can be performed on new or existing concrete surfaces, both interior and exterior. With a wide range of colors available, concrete can be stained in patterns or in a variety of textured effects. Concrete can be made to look like marble, aged stone, and other elegant finishes. Combined with concrete polishing and sealing, the effect is sophisticated and attractive.
Many kinds of facilities and structures use stained concrete for flooring. Often commercial buildings such as hotels, schools and conference centers use stained concrete for large interior floors. Staining concrete is also a common choice, however, for smaller businesses. Outdoor patios, garages, driveways, workshops, and even concrete walls can be beautifully stained.
How Does Stained Concrete Differ From Concrete Painting or Epoxy Flooring?
Both concrete paints and epoxy coatings are meant to cover the concrete, binding to the surface to provide a protective and decorative layer. Concrete stains, however, use an acid which reacts with the concrete, opening it up to accept the stain. This means that the stain cannot chip off, wear away or fade, as it is a permanent part of the concrete.
To get the most from your concrete stain, it's important the surface is properly prepped and cleaned. Abrasive blasting is a versatile industrial cleaning technique that can roughen smooth surfaces or smooth rougher surfaces, depending on your needs. Abrasive blasting is also an effective way to remove surface contaminants or shape a surface. Sandblasting is a type of abrasive blasting that uses highly-pressurized sand to improve the quality of surfaces and prepare them for concrete staining and other heavy-duty painting and cleaning in an industrial space. If you are looking for abrasive blasting or sandblasting services, contact us today for a free estimate!