Concrete is a durable, strong, and versatile flooring material used all over the world for a whole host of purposes. But one drawback of concrete is it’s not naturally eye-catching. Plain, grey concrete is strong, but it’s boring to look at. While some are fine with a plain grey slab, more and more homeowners are finding new and exciting ways to decorate, design, and customize their concrete floors.
Concrete’s versatility allows unrivaled customization options to turn your floor into a one-of-a-kind surface. If you have a concrete floor, there are endless options to choose from to make it fit your style and décor. When considering what to do with your floor, you’ll see resurfacing, complete flooring systems like Graniflex, stamped designs, resinous flooring, and stenciled designs like Grand Flagstone. But if you want to accentuate your existing concrete floor without completely covering it with a liquid rubber or resinous floor coating, you should consider concrete staining.
With staining, you can fundamentally change the color of your concrete and give it a brand new look without completely covering up its natural façade. If you’re looking to stain your concrete floor, here are two options to consider. Choosing the right one will determine what your floor will look like when it’s done.
Water-Based Stains are special pigments that stain your concrete with natural tones to give your patio, driveway, walkway, or floor a natural, yet vibrant look that will stand out among the usual grey concrete slabs. If you like the look and feel of concrete, but just want a color that matches your home, Water-Based Stains are a great option.
On the other end are Metallic Stains from The Concrete Protector. Metallic Stains use specially designed concrete stains and metallic additives to give your concrete floor the look and shine of marble floors for a much lower cost. Metallic Stains come in numerous bright, exciting colors and can be combined in the same floor to make a three-dimensional look that will transform your floor into a work of art. Metallic Stains are for those who love the durability of concrete but want the high-end look of marble for considerably less than the real thing. With metallic stains and a good polishing, your concrete floor will look amazing, especially when compared to the slab it replaced.