Acid stains react with minerals that exist in newly cured or existing concrete, penetrating the very top layer of the concrete surface with color that will not chip, crack, or peel. The colors produced in each section of concrete will be unique with captivating, multi-colored intensities that become a permanent part of the concrete.
Dyes are typically water based materials that allow the use of a broader range of colors. They can be used alone or as a compliment to the acid stains.
The design opportunities using these products are endless. With the use of a concrete saw, many different patterns can be cut into the concrete and various colors used to give any floor a unique and one of a kind look.
Once saw joints are cut and the stains and dyes are applied, the designer saw cuts can be filled with ceramic tile grout, leaving a plain concrete floor looking like hand-laid marble tiles.