Add Dramatic Marbling & Depth Of Color With Acid Staining
Yes, you can achieve that luxurious richness that you want for your flooring! At Elite Garage NE®, we're experts in the art of acid staining and etching that beautiful pattern that you want. As a matter of fact, creating an amazing style just for you gives our flooring technicians great on-the-job satisfaction!
How Acid Staining Works
Acid stains work by penetrating the surface and reacting chemically with the hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) in the concrete. The acid in the stain lightly etches the surface, allowing the metallic salts to penetrate more easily.
The Good News
Once the stain reacts, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete and won't fade, chip off or peel away.
The Not-So-Good News
Concrete stains are semi-transparent. They're intended to enhance rather than hide the surface. That means that acid staining your concrete floor won't hide cracks, blemishes or other flaws. And it won't hide that original color or texture. Yes, we can patch your floor. However, any patchwork will probably show right through the stain.
The Happy News
Because acid stains penetrate the concrete surface, your floor will have excellent UV stability and wear resistance!
Check out our gallery of acid stained floors below and in our interior flooring section.