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The selection of colours available with concrete staining and unique finish of each project makes it an attractive option for residential and commercial projects for both interior and exterior applications. They provide a distinct look that adds character to the concrete while making it durable and impervious to damage.
Megla-Con works with premium concrete stains from Butterfield’s Concrete Staining Systems. Two types of stain processes are available for concrete; Perma-Cast chemical reactive stain and Elements water based stain. Depending on the concrete and requirements of each project, different color charts are available for the two applications.
Costs for concrete staining vary from $6 to $8 per sq ft for a basic stain project with minimal preparation and can increase to as much as $15 to $30 for high end work with hand stenciling and stains. Applications rise based on project difficulty while reducing or increasing based on size of project.
See some of the benefits below to choosing acid stained concrete for your project:
|Comparison Chart||Wall-to-wall carpet||Ceramic tile||Vinyl or linoleum||Wood or wood laminate||Natural stone (such as slate or marble)||Stained concrete|
|Available in a wide spectrum of colorsStained concrete has a unique beauty that's brought to life by different finishing and coloring techniques. There's no predetermined color palette to limit designs.||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Unlimited|
|Longevity and performanceFew flooring materials have the longevity of concrete. Carpet, tile and even wood floors eventually need replacement, which uses up resources and creates disposal problems.||Poor||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|Handcrafted and customizableEvery concrete floor is unique, often customized with the input of the owner to blend with other architectural elements in a given space.||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Can radiate heat and store solar energyConcrete flooring is often a central component of passive solar home designs, because the slab absorbs the heat of the sun during the day and releases the stored heat as needed at night. Concrete is also ideal for use with radiant floor heating systems.||No||No||No||No||Yes, depending on the material||Yes|
|Vulnerable to humidity and moisture damage||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Can harbor mold, mildew, dust mites and other allergensConcrete is a great alternative to carpeting for people who are allergic to animal dander and dust mites. Concrete also is an inorganic material and won't support the growth of toxic mold.||Yes||No||No||Yes (mold and mildew, if the flooring becomes wet)||No||No|
|Average cost per square foot installedDepends on the complexity of the job. More elaborate stained concrete floors with multiple colors, borders, and stenciled or sawcut designs will cost more.||$3.38 - 6.61*||$11 - 22*||$2.64 - 5.64*||$8 - 10 **||$20 - 50+ **||$2 - 15+ **Note: For stain application to an existing concrete slab.|
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