WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF ACID STAINED CONCRETE FLOORS?
-Fit a variety of decors – from Old World to Urban Loft
-Are easy to maintain (a damp mop is usually all that is needed).
-Are gentle on your budget (especially for new construction).
-Offer relief to allergy sufferers.
-Last as long as your concrete.
-Are environmentally friendly (a preferred green building material).
WILL THE SAME COLOR LOOK THE SAME ON DIFFERENT JOBS?
Even when the same color is used on different jobs, a different appearance may be the result. The color will be different for many reasons such as, the different pours of the concrete, the texture, the cure time and the overall condition of the floor. Therefore the final appearance of the floor cannot be guaranteed. Each surface is different and unique. This usually is the appeal of acid stained floors.
CAN I USE ACID STAIN ANYWHERE I WANT?
Acid Stain is not for every concrete floor. The concrete MUST be bare. There can be no sealers, curing compounds, bond breakers, paints, etc. on the surface. The surface must be clean and free of grease or any other contamination that would prevent the reaction from occurring? If you do have any of these substances on your concrete they will need to be removed before you stain.
WHERE CAN I LEARN HOW TO DO THIS MYSELF?
We recommend that you always use a professional. After all, your home is one of your greatest investments and staining and sealing a floor properly requires a lot of know how. (We’ve been in the business for over fifteen (15) years and have stained hundreds of thousands of square feet of concrete in homes and businesses.)
CAN I INTERMIX COLORS TO CREATE MY OWN COLOR?
Yes! Mixing of colors is common amongst professionals in the industry. This allows us to expand the color possibilities. Another method is to spray one layer of stain and then another color for the second layer. Remember there are just eight basic colors and all the colors you see different companies make all come from these eight colors.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MY FINISHED STAINED CONCRETE FLOORS?
Clean interior stained concrete by sweeping first and then mopping with water. Do not use harsh detergents, vinegar or chemicals.
Our satisfied clients locally in Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York City, NYC, Jersey City, Hoboken, SoHo, Newark and Northern New Jersey find maintaining their acid stained concrete floors quick and easy.
WHAT ARE THE COLOR CHOICES?
Even with our color chart, tones will vary according to concrete composition and conditions during which the concrete was poured. The sheen also varies depending on the concrete’s porosity, the trowel finish, and the sealer/wax finish you select.
WHERE DOES DECOCRETE INSTALL STAINED CONCRETE FLOORS?
Decocrete is a stained concrete contractor throughout NYC. We service Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island City, Staten Island just to name a few places. We also install our decorative concrete floors in northern New Jersey.
IS ACID STAIN FOR INTERIOR USE ONLY?
No. Both interior and exterior concrete can be stained. Acid stain is UV stable and will not fade on an exterior surface.
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