Concrete: gray, durable, boring, and made for basements, garages, driveways and sidewalks. It’s a great thing to lay down UNDER your floors, but clearly you wouldn’t want it to BE your floors, right? WRONG. You may think “gray, durable, boring” when you think concrete, but actually the options are much more wide than boring gray. Concrete flooring is becoming more and more popular in the home building and remodeling business, so it’s time you learned a little more about concrete flooring – and how it isn’t always shades of gray.
One of the most popular changes in the flooring world is using concrete permanently, not just as a foundation for your tile or carpet. This is great news, because concrete is very affordable and durable. It’s even pretty easy to do yourself, if you’re into DIY home remodeling projects. A major turnoff to people who like the price and ease of concrete is that they think their options are limited compared to tile or carpet. But that couldn’t be further from the truth!
Acid Stained Concrete is the next big thing. Concrete is porous, so concoctions of water, acid and salts are created and then applied to the concrete, causing chemical reactions which create color changes in the concrete. Earth-toned colors are the most common, such as various shades of brown, red, or green. There are even several acid stains which give the effect of marble or stone. It’s absolutely beautiful and at only a tiny fraction of the price you would pay for comparable stone or tile flooring.
A huge selling point for acid stained concrete is that it can be applied to any size, shape, or age of concrete as long as it is in good condition. This means instead of paying for expensive tile or carpet to refinish your basement or give your garage a facelift, you can simply stain the concrete for a major effect at an affordable price. Once you’ve reached the perfect coloration for your concrete, it is then carefully sealed with a sealer or wax, leaving you with a perfectly smooth and glossy new floor.
If you’re particularly artistic or you have a carefully designed home, the good news is that you can work with an acid staining expert at Hard Rock Concrete to find the perfect shade for your concrete flooring in your Utah home. Of course you can DIY with acid staining, but due to the chemicals, air safety, and tools needed we highly recommend hiring an expert. It’s not as expensive as you might think, and you’ll be certain the job gets done quickly – and right.
Just take a look at some of the amazing acid stained concrete floors done here in Utah by Hard Rock Concrete and you’ll understand what a versatile and amazing option acid stained concrete can be. Most of them don’t even look like concrete when they’re finished! If you are building a home, remodeling, or simply finishing a basement or garage make sure you consider acid stained concrete for your flooring options – you won’t regret it!