Stained concrete is a decorative staining and dying method to create decorative resurfaced concrete. At Concrete Contractors Tulsa we have refined our concrete staining techniques to ensure that we create elegant decorative concrete floors from unfinished floors. Our techniques include recreating granite, travertine, and marble floors. We prefer stained concrete because of its customizability, giving you the freedom to decide on your unique, design, colors and borders, so to create that longed floor art. We believe that we are one step ahead of our competitors because of our threefold stained concrete technique, namely prefabrication planning, installation of the concrete and stained concrete aftercare.
STEP 1: PREFABRICATION PLANNING
Our concrete staining begins with an initial consultation with our clients on order to ascertain our client's specific needs and vision for the stained concrete. During this consultation, our experienced technicians will collaborate with your vision and modern staining techniques, in an effort to recreate your exact concept. Thereafter, our technicians will familiarize you with the different stained concrete methods, where you will in turn make your final decision on concrete staining floor. Lastly, our technicians will either create a rough sketch of the final project or showcase similar previous work done and provide you with an estimate of costs. Prefabrication planning done, on to the installation of the concrete.
STEP 2: INSTALLATION OF THE STAINED CONCRETE
Before any concrete is installed, our experienced technicians test the moisture in the floor to ascertain the possible concrete moisture index of the concrete, This is especially important as the moisture index will effect our water to concrete formula, to ensure that the concrete is mixed to its optimal capacity. Thereafter, we ensure that the floor is properly cleaned and prepared to ensure that the floor does not crack over time. The next step is concrete pouring, where we mix our secret concrete recipe, with reinforced steel (should it be necessary) to start the concrete staining process. Thereafter the top concrete is prepared, and the acid dye and stains are added to the concrete, which provides for the longed for stained concrete look. At this point as soon as the desired concrete stain is reached the concrete is buffed and the acid is neutralized. Lastly, the stained concrete resurfacing installation is finished by adding a topcoat of sealant to ensure the longevity of the floor without unnecessary concrete repairs.
STEP 3: CONCRETE AFTERCARE
At Concrete Contractors Tulsa we believe that prevention is better than cure and, as such, we believe that any properly maintained concrete floor should be inspected biyearly to ensure that any imperfections be identified before it reaches the point of complete concrete resurfacing or concrete repair. Our stained concrete general maintenance would include a minor resurfacing, as well as, rebuffing and resealing the concrete to ensure your stained concrete floor continuously have that polish shine to it. As we believe in customer satisfaction, we are more than willing to undertake stained concrete aftercare for floor that are installed by our competitors, provided that the stained concrete is rectifiable. We are of the opinion that our stained concrete installations are equipped to withstand the battering of day to day traffic on the floors and the freezing cold winter days. Contact Concrete Contractors Tulsa today, for all your stained concrete in Tulsa.
STAINED CONCRETE METHODS
To assist our beloved clients with their decision regarding the type of stained concrete that they are envisioning, we provide (amongst others) the following concrete staining techniques:
Consistent and glossy;
Organic leather look;
The mottled stained concrete look is for those clients wanting to bring a beach or tropical feel to the décor of their floor. The easiest way to describe this concrete staining techniques is a water puddle look. This technique is executed by allowing the acid to naturally puddle into the grain of the poured concrete, with little to no disruption of the acid. This technique will result in the floor achieving richer color in certain areas. Should you wish to make use of this technique, our advice would always be to make use of aquatic colors, such as turquoise for that wet look you want to achieve!
The faux finish stained concrete is comparable to a storm clouds, in that it the technique leaves a floor with a multitude of colors and shades. To create such a stained concrete look, the acid is splatted or scatter over the floor. These different shades are created by systematically diluting the acid with water ensuring a plethora of shades and blends of color scattered on your floor masterpiece. We would suggest this look to anybody wanting to use the floor as a vocal point.
Consistent and glossy stained concrete is achieved by applying the acid equally throughout the concrete floor. This is achieved by immediately applying the acid and spreading it over the total surface with a mop. The best way to describe this concrete staining technique is a polished look. This look will work best on a minimalist floor such as a garage or shed, giving that floor a polished and clean finish, with less maintenance needed to keep the glossy look.
To achieve the layered look, the concrete must be stained with a variety of colors and shades of acid, giving the concrete floor depth with the array of colors created and poured over one another. This look can be used to create a granite like surface where a multitude of colors and patterns become visible within the stained concrete. This look will be best suited in large surfaces as it ensures that a unique floor is created, where every inch is an artwork on its own, forming part of the greater picture.
The variegated look is a veiny or root-like concrete staining technique. This technique is on of the most difficult concrete stained concrete techniques as it requires a lot of experience to perfect. At Concrete Contractors Tulsa we have mastered the art of stained concrete and, accordingly, our techniques are miles apart from our nearest competitors. Contact us today, for all your stained concrete needs!
To achieve the organic leather look we make use of natural colors such as different shades of brown and black. The process entails a base coat of a sand-stone or similar light brown shades, thereafter, to ensure that certain parts of the floor pops more richer browns are used such as walnut or caramel adding to the depth of the stained concrete. This process is repeated with multiple shades of brown to create that organic look you desire. Convinced? Contact us today for stained concrete in Tulsa.