Stained Concrete in Austin, TX
Concrete floors are known for durability and low cost, and serve as the foundation of construction for most homes and commercial buildings in Austin, TX. Think concrete, and you probably think rough, grey and boring. Not anymore! At Austin Stained Concrete and Polishing we make it our mission to bring new life into concrete floors. The most durable and affordable flooring can now be attractive and customized!
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Home and business owners have relied on Austin Stained Concrete and Polishing to bring new life into their cement floors for the last decade. Our experienced team is composed of knowledgeable experts that delivers work that shines (literally). It’s no wonder we are to first choice for concrete staining, polishing and sealing in Austin, TX.
Benefits of Stained Concrete and Polished Concrete
Polishing concrete is considered a “green” solution, as we utilize and ‘recycle’ old concrete foundations, minimizing waste and material usage. Harsh chemicals are not needed for polished concrete flooring, so combining our low VOC products qualifies commercial operations for points in most LEED projects.
Creative and Attractive Flooring
What do we mean by creative and attractive? You are not limited to concrete’s natural grey color. As Austin’s concrete staining specialists, we have limitless options and colors that are chemically bonded to your concrete floors. From traditional earthy tones that are fantastic for commercial use to vivid reds, blues and greens, concrete staining adds character to your home without sacrificing quality and durability.
Lowest Cost and Maintenance
The cost of installing polished concrete flooring is comparable to other alternatives, such as epoxy flooring or ceramic tiles. However, when maintenance and lifespan are factored concrete polishing is a much cheaper option. Learn more about the life expectancy of hard floor options for residential and commercial buildings. After you do that, give us a call today to schedule a free survey!
Staining concrete uses either chemical reactants or pigments and dyes to transform concrete’s color and aesthetic. A few of our most popular processes that achieve this look including acid staining (reactive staining) and dyeing.
Acid Stained Concrete
Acid stained concrete is different from dying or coloring concrete. Instead of ‘adding’ color to the top of a concrete surface, acid staining leverages a chemical reaction to bring brilliant colors out of your concrete slab. This is a permanent chemical bond that runs 1/16” to 1/32” into your concrete slab, so the new natural color goes beyond just the surface. Acid staining concrete creates earthy tones that add a beautiful, natural metallic look.
Concrete Dyes and Coating
Mechanical (or non-reactive) staining includes dyes, sealants, and tented coating. These topical solutions are added to the top layer of polished concrete slab and deliver vivid color and great results. These liquid strainers are poured, sprayed or brushed onto slabs. When comparing Acid Staining to other mediums, it’s important to consider non-chemical staining does not withstand wear and tear as well as acid staining. If chipped or cracked, the natural color of the concrete slab could show through.
To achieve the best results for stained and polished cement floors, a professional company is required. The prep process requires expensive, specific equipment and the entire process is labor intensive. Determining the correct applicants to harden the concrete, fill gaps and imperfections and finally seal the flooring should not be taken lightly. The good news is you’ve found Austin’s professional stained concrete specialists. Call today to bring new life into your cement floor with staining and polishing.
DIAMOND POLISHED CONCRETE
Polished concrete is not only durable and low maintenance, but with modern technology has become an attractive flooring with versatility and creative design. Concrete polishing provides cost effective floors for residential and commercial buildings alike, making it very popular in areas such as schools, malls, apartments and even industrial buildings and warehouses. From foot traffic to forklifts, diamond polished concrete’s unmatched performance makes it a new favorite interior finish.
COMMERCIAL CONCRETE POLISHING
As Austin’s expert diamond polishing company, we have completed hundreds of commercial and industrial concrete polishing jobs over the last decade, spanning thousands of square feet varying from grocery stores to apartment complexes to large warehouses. Nearly all concrete slabs, new or old, can be polished to deliver new stunning flooring. Local Austin businesses trust us to deliver professional results, and we are proud to stand by our customer testimonials. Whether you want a mirror shine from polishing or matted natural earth colors smooth as glass, Austin Stained Concrete and Polishing is here to serve. Below are just a few industrial jobs for concrete polishing.
Polished concrete is great for:
- Car dealerships
- Grocery Stores
- Office buildings
- Industrial facilities
- and More!
Concrete Polishing Process
Diamond Polished Concrete goes through 6 to 12 steps depending on the state of concrete slabs and the desired look. Austin Stained Concrete and Polishing expertly turns your dull concrete floors into a lasting shine. Below are some steps to expect, but procedures vary from one project to the next by the type of aggregate and state of the slab.
Prepping floor: We start by removing all materials from the floor. Any paint, sealants, epoxy, and even carpet or vinyl floor.
Coarse Grinding: Using metal bonded diamonds, we smooth the concrete flooring. Process is repeated to expose aggregate if desired.
Apply densifier: Densifiers harden the surface. Densification allows the concrete to be polished and prevents future cracking and chipping.
Apply grouting: If any holes or imperfections are exposed in pervious grinding steps, grouting chemicals fill cracks.
Polishing: Using finer resin bonded diamonds, the treated concrete is repeatedly polished until desired shine. Each polishing is with a finer resin pad.
Staining or Dying: If color is requested, we can dye to stain. Take a look at our color chart for more inspiration.
Epoxy Flooring and Concrete Coatings
Epoxy coating concrete flooring has become very popular in recent years because of durability and aesthetic. Looking for a concrete overlay that is stunning, but protects your concrete? Epoxy is abrasion-resistant, hard as hell and has a long lifespan. Available as a clear coat or pigmented with color, the glossy finish is sure to bring compliments. Moisture resistant and nonporous, epoxy is not only great for a stunning showroom for businesses, but also a great for areas that must remain sterile, such as food preparation areas.
Epoxy Coat Flooring Professionals of Austin, TX
Polished concrete floors are easy to maintain, cost effective, environmentally friendly and long lasting. If it’s time to replace carpet, using your concrete slab for flooring removes the need to replace flooring in the future. No more dust mites or allergies from unseen dander or hairs buried in your carpet. No more professional carpet cleaning with the easiest floor option available today.
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If you have a creative project in mind, get in contact with ATX Stained Concrete today! When it comes to quality concrete flooring, we are the first you should call. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
ATX Stained Concrete
Phone: (512) 872-3097