February 4, 2022 by Brent Phillips
As concrete is used in a wide variety of applications, stained concrete is an excellent way to customize and design your home while giving a new look and life to your concrete countertops. Regardless if your concrete surfaces are indoors, outdoors, for commercial or residential use, stained concrete is very popular for its durability and customizable features. Stained concrete’s appeal is related to its unique coloration. No stained concrete surface is the same as there are different factors within the concrete itself that have effects on the stain.
Factors that affect the look of concrete stains:
Once you have determined that stained concrete is the right option for your needs, it’s time to find the type of stain best suited for your concrete surfaces. Acid and water based stains are better suited for different types of applications so it’s important to keep in mind the conditions it is going to be exposed to such as the amount of wear and tear or UV light it receives per day. Depending on the functional requirements that are demanded from the stained concrete countertop, this will help determine which type of stain to use. While there are several differences between acid and water based stains, they are all the result of how each type interacts with the concrete.
Sealing not only helps protect and extend the lifespan of the concrete but also helps preserve the coloration after staining. With proper sealing, your concrete surfaces will be protected from moisture while also enhancing the colors. In addition, the sealant gives the colors a glossier and more vibrant appearance.
Homeowners choose stained concrete for their unique coloration and textures as well as durability and easy maintenance. From unique, natural textures to custom decorative effects, enhance and add character to your home’s interior with stained concrete countertops. Even if it has cracks! If you have any questions or want to schedule a consultation, contact us at Cunningham Coating Solutions! We can help determine the type of stain that will fit your needs.