Concrete used to be considered the utilitarian product of the building industry:
drab and boring, yet strong and supportive. But concrete isn't what it used to be. Technology has allowed concrete to take
virtually any color, texture, or shape. The result has been an abundance of choices for interior applications. Decorative
concrete floors can take on the appearance of marble or cobblestone; acid stained concrete countertops are durable and maintenance-free;
and cast-in-place walls add elegance to custom homes.
Acid stained concrete floors are the most popular interior applications
for decorative concrete. Because of stamped concrete, embossing, and acid stains, clients can request floors that have a tiled
or cut stone look or that give the appearance of limestone. A floor can be stamped with a rubber imprinting tool that contains
specific designs to create patterns in the floor, or a contractor can embed items in the floor to add texture.
concrete floors can be acid stained to produce a rustic patina or wood look.
Colored or acid stained concrete floors will
not weather or fade over time. The floors keep their appearance and will not need to be re-stained or re-colored to keep the
color from fading if properly maintained. They just need to be re-sealed occasionally to lock in the color and highlight all
the different color variations and hues. For the most part, decorative concrete floors, especially acid stained concrete floors,
costs less than hardwood, marble or slate.
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