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Stained concrete

If you have been considering adding color to your concrete floor, stained concrete is one of the excellent options available. Your floors will produce luminous translucent tones with stained concrete, rather than the solid or opaque look that paints give. The results of stained concrete can be anything you want it to be. You can mimic stained wood, natural stone, tanned leather, or even polished marble. Concrete staining has become the popular option for people looking to enhance their residential or commercial concrete floors.

What Type of Stained Concrete Do You Need?

There are two types of concrete staining:

Acid stains

Usually, acid stains are a mixture of water, acid-soluble metallic salts, and hydrochloric acid. Acid stains penetrate and chemically react with the calcium hydroxide in the concrete to produce rich natural color variations that resemble the appearance of marble or granite (mottled appearance). Once the acid reacts with the concrete, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete and won’t fade, scratch, or chip away. Acid Stain has a limited range of colors, and the hues are usually earthy tones, such as browns, tans, soft blue-greens, and terra cotta.

Water-based stains

If you are looking for a more colorful and intensified look, water-based stains are your best option. They offer a variety of colors and come in the full spectrum of shades. Just like with water-based paints, you can combine colors to achieve your desired results. The beauty of water-based stain is that it provides a uniform color, unlike acid stains that produce a mottled appearance. Both outcomes are unique and beautiful in their own way. It boils down to the look you’re trying to achieve. Whether you are going for acid stain or water-based stain, you should know that they don’t disguise your concrete surface. They are enhancers. This means that they will not hide the blemishes, cracks, or other flaws in your concrete slab. This is why at Houston Concrete Polishing, we evaluate your concrete floors first and carry out repairs if needed before we begin the staining process.

Depending on the kind of look you want for your concrete floor, you can choose either one.

Residential Stained Concrete floors

Your home just got more appealing! Just about any room in your home can be stained. Let’s not forget about the exteriors too! No matter the kind of style, look, or decor you are trying to achieve for your home, stained concrete is going to help you achieve your result. From modern and elegant to simple-farmhouse style, you can stain your floors to match your style.

Common areas of the home where stained concrete is used includes:

The entryway








Commercial stained concrete floors

You can practically transform those ordinary concrete floors in your office building, retail outlets, etc, into a work of pure art that gets your customers or clients gushing every time. Plus, stained floors are durable too, and you can choose to incorporate your business logo into the floor.

Stained floors are suitable for most commercial spaces. Some include:



commercial kitchens


Retail stores

Car dealerships




Benefits of Stained Concrete


Stained concrete floors don’t wear, scratch or fade. Hence they are perfect for residential and commercial spaces.

Environmentally Friendly

Stained floors are safe for both humans and pets. For one, they are UV (Ultra Violet) light-resistant. They also promote good indoor air quality, have minimal waste, and are durable

Easy to maintain

No need to go out of your way to maintain concrete stained floors. The routine sweeping, mopping, and maintenance will do the trick. You don’t need to use harsh cleaning solutions.

Beautiful and Stunning

Stained concrete floors are beautiful. The wide range of colors it offers gives you the opportunity to customize your floors just the way you want them. Plus it can mimic the most expensive of floors including marble, granite, travertine, and sandstone.

Optimal Indoor Air Quality

Stained floors don’t trap allergens, dust, dirt, mold, smoke, odor, or Volatile Organic compounds (VCO). This ensures that the air you breathe is clean, and reduces maintenance costs.

Our Concrete staining Process

At Houston concrete polishing company, our team of highly experienced engineers will work with you from start to finish to ensure your concrete floors takes on the look you want.

We have a 4-step concrete staining process.

Step 1

We clean and prepare the concrete surface.

This is the most important step as the concrete must be rid of dust, dirt, adhesives, oil, mud, stains, and sealers.

Step 2

Apply the stain.

Whatever type of stain you have chosen to go with, this is where the application starts.

Step 3

We neutralize the stain.

After the stain must have sat for a while, neutralization begins. This step is crucial. It ensures that any extra acid buildup is removed.

Step 4

Seal the surface.

We use sealants to protect the floor further. The type of sealant we use depends on if it’s an interior or exterior concrete slab.

For interiors stained concrete floors, we might apply liquid concrete wax for further protection.

Do you want high-quality and durable stained concrete floors?

Trust Houston Concrete
Polishing Company.

Here’s what you can do to get started today.

Staining your concrete floors is as easy as 1,2,3.

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Stained concrete is not as commonly used in industrial spaces as it is used in residential and commercial environments

However, YES. You can stain industrial concrete floors. They are scratch-resistant and durable.
As much as you see different DIY videos and blogs on concrete staining, stained concrete needs to be handled by professionals.

There is the challenge of using the right machine, durable stains and having the expertise that DIY doesn’t offer.

Plus remember, concrete stain is permanent. It is very important to get it right from the beginning.