Concrete acid staining uses a mixture of muriatic acid, mineral salts, water, and other chemicals to create a chemical reaction within the concrete. The mixture interacts with the existing lime (and other minerals) within the concrete to create different designs and colors. Results are always unique, as the mixture reacts with the amount of lime in the concrete. This can cause different reactions based on the quality and age of the concrete. That being said, acid staining can turn bland, dull concrete into a surface that resembles floors made of marble, wood, glazed stone, and other luxury surfaces – at a fraction of the price. It’s an inexpensive way to turn your concrete flooring into something truly unique.
The benefits of acid staining are numerous: it will never crack, fade, or chip, and will last a lifetime on the surface. Our concrete floor systems are hypoallergenic, which will help those who suffer from allergies. Acid staining creates reddish browns and greens, and earthy browns; acid staining does not create a uniform pattern on the floor. Rather, it creates a mottled, marble aesthetic. If you are looking for a varied, natural earth tone in your concrete, use an acid-based stain today!