Stained concrete in and around Houston, TX is where we excel. Typically we use Kemiko acid stains which can be found at http://www.kemiko.com/index.php/decorative-products/kemiko-stone-tone-stain.html . If you cannot find a color you like from Kemiko we can use other stain manufacturers. Acid stains are available in 8-10 colors and vary in attributes per manufacturer. Concrete staining create a multitude of marblized and variegated colors that are a unique reaction with the acid salts and free lime in the cement. We sometimes further push the envelope by layering and using faux effects when desired. Just one color is still the most popular choice as simplistic beauty is sometimes the best. However, if you want borders of a darker color, or tile cuts with grout, we can do that too. Acid stain is the best option for new construction and outdoor aplications.
Polished concrete is a beautiful way to have a simple modern look and a virtually maintenance free floor. Polished concrete is a method by which concrete is ground with diamond pads in successively finer grits to create a finished surface without relying on topical waxes or sealers. Polishing and staining concrete can be combined but it will be more uniform in appearance. Color Juice (polished concrete stain) can also be found at http://www.ameripolish.com/files/CJ_ColorChart.pdf
CONCRETE DYE STAINS
Concrete dye stains are a fairly new micropigment technology that can also be used to stain concrete and are sometimes a better choice for interior work. Particularly if the desired color is not available in an acid stain. Concrete dyes are applied using an acetone carried dye and do not rely on a chemical reaction, therefore making it easier to cover blemishes and imperfections. Dye n Seal Color charts can be found at our manufacturer's website at http://www.ameripolish.com/files/SLColorChart.pdf