From Simple to Daring, Try Concrete Staining

The commonly-chosen approach for concrete floors is to find something to cover them with – engineered wood flooring, carpeting with a nice thick pad, or ceramic tile. But with today’s acid-staining options, you may want to take advantage of concrete’s versatility. For less than a cover-up you can create a unique and intriguing floor either inside or outside your home.

Concrete staining allows you to turn your concrete patio from its traditional greyish white to rich terracotta, or maybe you want to take a real design leap with a choice like the one above in your rec room. Acid staining using coloring salts provides an appealing variety of colors and tones with almost no limit to your pattern choices. Skilled artisans can turn your simple floor to something that completely changes the feel of a space.

Cracks and discolorations can be hidden with a layer of thinset concrete, and then the palette is limited only by your imagination. Concrete can be colored to look like stone or tile, or you can create something that is only possible with concrete options. The final finish can shine like this one or stay matte, depending upon your approach and preference.

Check out our website at for some more examples of what you can do with concrete, or schedule a visit at one of our design centers and we can show you some more ideas for turning concrete into sophisticated and appealing flooring for anywhere in your home.

Concrete Floors with a Modern Flair

Concrete is a perfect material to use for flooring because it is very durable and very easy to maintain. But when we say concrete, many of us think of the plain grayish floor that we often see in a basement or garage. But thanks to recent trends in flooring, that plain concrete can now be turned into works of art, thanks to the technology called “acid staining.”

With acid staining, concrete is treated with a special acidic solution that soaks into the concrete to chemically change it to create different patterns. These patterns are long lasting and it does not fade or peel like paint. Thus, with acid staining, your possibilities for the design of your flooring are practically endless. You can create different looks for your concrete by selecting different style, texture, pattern and design to match the overall decoration of your home.

Here are some patterns and ideas that you can choose if you opt to acid stain your concrete flooring:

  1. You can make your concrete look like any type of stones use for flooring like granite, marble, slate among others.
  2. Acid staining can also make your concrete flooring looks like tiles dividing the floor into a pattern of squares or rectangles.
  3. You can also transform your flooring into marvelous works of art as you can create pop art or geometric images with acid staining.

Remember, flooring is the most important element that any homeowner should give focus to as it sets the overall decoration theme that you want for your house. And thanks to new flooring trends like acid staining, you can now create gorgeous, functional and durable flooring for your home. Visit the Arizona Wholesale Supply site to find out more about our acid staining services.