There are some things in life that are either appealing or durable but not both. This is true for concrete. It is a good thing to know that there are ways to change its plain gray color into something more aesthetically pleasing. The most popular and efficient method of coloring outdoor and interior concrete floors is decorative concrete staining. It comes in two kinds: Acid stain and water-based stain.
Stained concrete floors using an acid-based solution are distinguished by its unique colors and random look. It won’t ever create the exact same look on two different slabs. The reason behind is that an acid stain contains metallic salts that create chemical reactions when it comes in contact with the lime and mineral content of a slab. The dispersal of such ingredients are different for each and every slab, thus, the unique look.
A water-based stain does not create reactions so it is used if the property owner wants more consistent and uniform colors. This is an ideal type of stain to use on designs that require intricate details or patterns.