Staining Concrete Floors
From choosing the right product to how-to hints for stain application,
Find Stained Concrete Contractors
Getting Started with Stains: What You Need to Know
Comparison Chart: Stained concrete versus other flooring materials
Decorative Options with Concrete Stains
"Floor Me" Video Series Watch three videos for stained concrete floor ideas
How-To Tips for Applying Stain
Maintaining Stained Concrete
Common questions about concrete floors: Are they cold? Are they loud? Are they expensive?
Whether you're a newcomer to The Concrete Network or a frequent visitor, it's quite likely you've come here at least once to learn more about coloring concrete with stains. Based on our tracking data, it's one of this website's hottest topics.
And no wonder. Stained concrete combines the best of both worlds: beauty and functionality. Concrete staining imparts a luxurious richness that can't be achieved by any other coloring medium while leaving behind permanent, flake-proof color. What's more, stain can even be applied to most existing concrete, making it an ideal solution for revitalizing lackluster surfaces.
Although staining is not a new technique, these qualities have stirred up recent interest in the use of stained concrete for an ever-expanding array of exterior and interior applications, from walkways and patios to family room floors and kitchen countertops. But unlike many design trends, stained concrete is no fleeting fad. We predict it will remain in vogue for many years to come, and could even become as mainstream as stained wood. After all, why leave concrete (or wood) bare when you can so easily and economically enrich its appearance with a bit of creativity and a coat or two of stain?
To start you on your way to achieving this classic decorative effect, we've compiled answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about staining concrete. With this bit of know-how, you'll get all the advantages stained concrete has to offer while avoiding the potential pitfalls.