For our concrete staining jobs we use non reactive dyes that are environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Staining your concrete floor is becoming a very popular option for basements, patios, stops, and offices. For a durable concrete flooring option on a budget this is your best bet. We can stain your concrete floor with one to three colors of dye and apply an appropriate clear coat to give it a matte or glossy sheen.
Our work begins by grinding down the top coat of your concrete to remove any residues that can cause problems as well as to allow the dyes and clear coats to properly adhere to it. This is a mandatory process which lets the dyes properly soak into the concrete floor. For proper clear coat adhesion it is also necessary for the surface to be ground; the open pores and rougher surface allow the clear coat to soak down into the small cavities formed and bite down onto the concrete forming a strong bond. Doing proper preparation work is necessary for a successful long term concrete flooring solution. This allows us to warranty our work through the product manufacturers and give both of us a piece of mind that your stained floor will last. Finally, we top off your clear coat with a wax layer. This serves to give you a cheap wear layer that you can easily build back up periodically so that you do not wear down your clear coat.
We have a variety of clear coats to meet your specific application. For residential basement floors we like to use a water vapor permeable clear coat that allows any possible moisture in the slab to slowly move through the coating and not cause problems. The clear coat is still a solid wear layer that would puddle water if spilled on it, but has the benefit of being resistant to underlying slab moisture issues. Other clear coats typical of our commercial work have higher resistance to abrasion, scratches, wines, chemicals, oils, and caustic chemicals. Please give us a call and we can find a best fit solution to your concrete floor.