For some time now, Moorhouse Coating
has been doing acid stain flooring projects for our commercial and
industrial customers in the Park City, Utah Area. The results are
pretty astounding. Under the right lighting schemes, they create a
very shimmering effect. A very, very attractive flooring option.
However, many people aren't familiar with the concept. So, here's a
quick rundown of Acid Stain Flooring.
What Is It?
Acid Stain Flooring is a method of staining concrete or cement floors with acid. The mixture of acid is sprayed onto the cement floor, and interacts with the lime in it. In doing so, multiple hues are produced. This is what gives the flooring its attractive appearance. The areas of the floor with more lime deposits will have darker acid stains. So, that's something to keep in mind. Unless the cement is uniformly mixed in perfect fashion, there's no way of predicting the exact appearance. But, in our experience, that's half the fun.
After application, the acid needs to be cleaned up, the floor left to dry, and then the floor sealed. If you don't want the acid stains natural earth-tone look, water-based penetrating stains, as well as solvent and water-based concrete dyes can be added to create a more dynamic color. In this way, pastels and other arrays of colors can be achieved.
Can I Have It?
Again, you'll need pre-existing concrete floors to get Acid Stain Flooring. On the flip side, if you're planning to build a new commercial space, or doing a complete overhaul, be sure to discuss this with the masons.
If you have any other questions on Acid Stain Flooring, give Moorhouse Coating a call, or email us.