Acid Staining and Dyes
Acid Staining is one of the most beautiful methods of coloring concrete and cements. Beautiful and mottled, organic looking floors arise from a plain concrete slab. Acid stains transform ordinary concrete into luxurious floors that resemble marble, glazed stone or travertine. Acid staining is a reactive staining method that can be a bit challenging and unpredictable at time but is usually worth effort provided the floors are in good shape. Most of the nicer stain colors are in the earthy brown town family.
Dyes, on the other hand, offer a much wider range of color and varying degrees of opaqueness. Some are completely transparent, and some are partially transparent. They are topical dyes and as such may help a bit in hiding minor imperfections in floors.
Acid Stain Color Chart
Color samples on the 6 charts below represent the color of the finish as closely as possible. Variations can be expected due substrate texture, ambient temperature, product thickness, clear coated and methods of application.