Manhattan Epoxy Company can provide your concrete floor with a long-lasting color that will not peel, crack or fade. Stained concrete does not only add color to the boring concrete floor, but it also gives it character. The staining penetrates into the concrete floor to give it deep and rich tones.
If you want your concrete floor to have a unique decorative design, stained concrete is the way to go. A reliable stained concrete contractor in the New York City area can provide this service.
Concrete stains are either water-based or acid-based stains. They can be applied to any type of concrete, plain, old, new or colored. Stained Concrete can also be done for both indoor and outdoor concrete floors. Concrete kitchen countertops can also be stained.
Acid-based Stained Concrete in New York
Concrete acid staining uses a mixture of muriatic acid, mineral salts, water, and other chemicals to create a chemical reaction within the concrete. The mixture interacts with the existing lime (and other minerals) within the concrete to create different designs and colors. Results are always unique, as the mixture reacts with the amount of lime in the concrete. This can cause different reactions based on the quality and age of the concrete. That being said, acid staining can turn bland, dull concrete into a surface that resembles floors made of marble, wood, glazed stone, and other luxury surfaces – at a fraction of the price. It’s an inexpensive way to turn your concrete flooring into something truly unique.
The benefits of acid staining are numerous: it will never crack, fade, or chip, and will last a lifetime on the surface. Our concrete floor systems are hypoallergenic, which will help those who suffer from allergies. Acid staining creates reddish browns and greens, and earthy browns; acid staining does not create a uniform pattern on the floor. Rather, it creates a mottled, marble aesthetic. If you are looking for a varied, natural earth tone in your concrete, use an acid-based stain today!
Water-based Stained Concrete in New York
Instead of changing the chemical makeup of the concrete itself, water-based stains provide more of a ‘coating’ effect that bonds to the surface of the concrete. For a more precise color selection, we recommend choosing a water-based stain. Water-based stains offer a number of advantages:
- Water-based stains have a larger color selection to choose from when compared to acid stains.
- Water-based stains are very vibrant, whereas acid-based stains are usually in the earthy, natural tone range.
- The amount of water used in water-based stains will decide how solid or opaque the color can be, giving the applicator more creative freedom and a more precise idea of the finished product.
- Water-based stains do not face or discolor over time, or change color due to heavy foot traffic or UV rays.
- Water-based stains are resistant to de-lamination, cracking, spalling, deterioration, and crazing.
Water-based stains are great for owners who prefer more of a ‘what you see is what you get’ result for the finished floor. Due to the chemical reaction in acid-based stains, the color can vary slightly from the original mixture. If a precise color is your top priority, then we recommend our water-based stains.
Why Stained Concrete?
If you’re looking for color that lasts, let’s throw the idea of a painted floor out the (metaphorical) window. Our unique blends of water-based and acid-based stains provide a number of creative designs and unique colors that provide functionality, grace, and aesthetic appeal to any flooring system. Our stains are sealed with the top epoxies and sealers to ensure that the color lasts for decades.
We’ve stained floors in commercial facilities, retail environments, residential homes, and everything in-between. If you are ready to give your floor a serious upgrade, contact us today for the best stained concrete in New York!