Acid Stained concrete floors can add a deep warm unusual charm to any interior. The mottling and variation that can be achieved with an acid stain and interior concrete floor overlay can not be mimicked by any traditional flooring options such as ceramic or vct tile.
The challenge comes in the condition of the floor. Stained concrete floors are beautiful if they are in good shape. On the before picture of this den you can see that the concrete in this room was in need of very aggressive preparation before anything could be done to it. The homeowner had an extension added and it was finished very uneven, with high and low spots as well as an inch height different at the cold joint where it met the original slab. In order to do anything with this floor, it was necessary to grind it even, feather back the rise and apply a micro-topping that could be acid stained.
After many hours of grinding we were able to achieve a good profile and level out this floor. Because the concrete contractor who poured this floor tried to hide the height differences by feathering the concrete over to the original slab they were left with a very jagged cold joint. The resolution was to treat this cold joint with a two part urethane, then re-cut a straight line so that the home owner did not have to worry about a hairline crack coming back in the future. The results of this acid stained concrete floor was beautiful. Notice the color variation mottling and veining using just one color of acid at two coats.Call Big Top Concrete Resurfacing, LLC for a free estimate on you Acid Stained concrete floors Orlando! 888-870-5030