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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.


Perma-Cast Sierra Stain


Perma-Cast Balkan Amber Swatch Perma-Cast Caribbean Swatch Perma-Cast Cordovan Leather Swatch

Perma-Cast Kona Brown Swatch Perma-Cast Tannin Swatch Perma-Cast Verdigris Swatch

Perma-Cast Weathered Bronze Swatch


Elements Transparent Concrete Stain


 Elements Balkan Amber Elements Black Elements Blue

Elements Brown Elements Caribbean Elements Cordovan Leather

Elements Gray Elements Kona Brown Elements Lichen

Elements Purple Elements Red Elements Stygian

Elements Tannin Elements Taupe Elements Verdigris

Elements Weathered Bronze Elements White Elements Yellow


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.


Contact Meglacon today for a quote on your sealing & maintenance needs. We service Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area (Clarington, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Oshawa, Whitby, Brooklin, Ajax, Pickering, Uxbridge, Scarborough, and Toronto)

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Toll Free: 1.800.850.6681
Phone: 905.579.6161


1123 Farewell St,
Oshawa. L1H6N8

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