We specialize in transforming concrete through the art of staining. Stained concrete offers a unique and customizable outcome that can enhance the beauty of your space, whether it’s a residential, commercial, or industrial setting. With a combination of colors, artwork, saw cutting, and application techniques, we can create stunning effects on cement flooring and various other substrates. The possibilities are truly limitless, and your creativity only binds the results.
Why choose stained concrete? Stained concrete offers several advantages:
Customization: Concrete’s porous qualities and neutral tone make it an ideal canvas for applying colors. Using acid-based chemical stains and dyes, we can achieve rich, earth-toned color schemes that resemble natural stone, marble, wood, leather, and more. This allows for a completely customized look for your cement floors, concrete driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, concrete walls, and other surfaces.
Durability and permanence: Acid stains are designed to penetrate the surface of the concrete and chemically react with the hydrated lime, becoming a permanent part of the concrete itself. This means that the color won’t fade, chip, or peel away over time. Similar to stains on wood, acid and solvent-based stains are translucent, and the resulting color will vary based on the color and condition of the concrete. Each concrete slab will accept the stain to varying degrees, creating unique and artistic variations.
Maintenance and longevity: Stained concrete is relatively low-maintenance and can stand the test of time with proper care. The stain penetrates the concrete matrix to a depth of approximately 1/32 of an inch, so it’s important to protect the surface. We recommend applying multiple coats of sealer for outdoor surfaces and using a floor wax for indoor surfaces to prolong the life of the stain. Routine maintenance typically involves dry dust mopping and occasional wet mopping with a neutral-pH cleaner.
Surface preparation: We prepare the concrete surface to ensure optimal stain penetration and adhesion. This may involve cleaning, repairing imperfections, and properly profiling the surface to create an ideal canvas for staining.
Color selection and design: We offer a wide range of color options to match your preferences or complement your existing color scheme. Our artisans can create intricate designs, incorporate multiple hues, and utilize joints or saw cuts to create detailed graphic compositions. We work closely with you during the consultation process to understand and bring your vision to life.
Staining application: Using acid-based chemical stains and dyes, we apply the stains to the concrete surface, allowing them to react with the hydrated lime in the concrete. This process creates the desired color and visual effects. We carelessly ensure a consistent and high-quality application, paying attention to detail and craftsmanship.
Protective sealing: Once the staining process is complete, we apply a topcoat sealer to protect the stained concrete surface and enhance its longevity. The sealer adds a layer of protection against wear and tear, and it can also enhance the appearance of the stained surface, making it more vibrant and attractive.
Stained concrete adds beauty to your space and supports eco-friendly practices. When left exposed, stained concrete can function as both the foundation slab and finished floor, eliminating the need for additional floor coverings that would require replacement over time. Concrete floors with thermal mass can collect and store radiant energy, contributing to passive solar home designs prioritizing energy efficiency.
Pristine Concrete is a premier polish and decorative concrete specialist in Central California. Their management team is knowledgeable in environmental issues regarding the polishing concrete industry.
The owner, Mike Boeddeker, is considered a national leader in polished concrete, and their experience and performance ensure first-class results for their clients.