When it comes to luxury, concrete surfaces aren’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. But they also deserve to look luxurious, even concrete types. In affluent San Jose, luxurious-looking surfaces are a necessity. Marble floors in the living room, wall-to-wall carpets in the bedroom, and other high-end materials installed indoors and out. Although they look heavenly, they can be a pain to maintain. Such interior floors require specific cleaning instructions and tedious maintenance in order to keep it looking great. Not everyone has the time or energy for that. Plus, it can be costly. Fortunately, there is an affordable alternative.
Staining old slabs transforms them from being plain and boring, giving anyone a reason to smile and dance and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Let’s learn more about the two types of concrete stains: Acid and Water-based.
Acid Stain Concrete
An acid stain is a reactive refinishing solution that creates unpredictable shades, tones, and effects on a concrete surface. This reaction happens when the stain’s metallic salt content comes in contact with the slab’s natural lime content. The acid stain application process involves neutralizing and rinsing the surface, to ensure that its natural pH is maintained. Some of the top benefits of acid staining are:
Another type of stain is the water-based kind. This is a non-reactive solution that is topically applied on concrete surfaces. Although it does not penetrate as deep as an acid stain does, it penetrates deep enough to prevent fading. What are the perks of a non-reactive stain?