August 07, 2014

Concrete Stains Can Make Plain Floors Look Like Colored Stone or Marble

Stunning Concrete Floors that Make a Statement

This post is in partnership with Quikrete. All opinions are my own.

This year’s International Builders’ Show was, as always, a continuing education in products and materials.

Applying Quikrete concrete stain with a paint rollerI certainly found this to be the case at the Quikrete booth where they were showcasing concrete stains.  I learned, for example, that there are different types of stains - translucent, penetrating and etching – that produce a variety of effects from warm, multi-layered looks to surfaces resembling exotic marble.  Some versions excel at covering blemishes and defects while others actually react with the concrete producing rich tones and unique shading.
    
Perhaps the most desirable quality of concrete stains is that they penetrate into the surface itself leaving nothing to chip, flake or wear off.   
This type of decorative treatment has become so popular that some homeowners are actually taking up floor coverings and staining the concrete underneath.  

Application is simple and fast.  To get the full picture, take a look at the video.

For more information on concrete stains, visit these pages:
     Translucent Stains
     Penetrating Stains
     Etching Stains

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