Staining Concrete - Green, Blue And Beautiful

Concrete floors are hardly a new phenomenon, most of us will have an old lumpy piece of concrete flooring or patio about the home! One of the most common questions that builders and concrete professionals get asked is "how should i make my concrete ______ look better?". For quite a while now builders and designers have been espousing the virtues of decorated or painted concretes. The most recent development, although hardly new, is concrete staining. -stained_concrete-
What you will want to know however is what are the advantages of staining concrete flooring, when compared to the large number of options available to everyone nowadays? Hopefully I can give you some help here!
Why concrete staining?
Lots of people wonder why you would bother to stain concrete when there are many other options open to you with regards to flooring. Tiles, wood floor, laminates, as well as painting direct onto concrete are other options that perhaps cheap, and simple to accomplish. If you ask any professional they will probably give you a single word answer! "Character".
Stained concrete carries a feel of rich, deep, translucent tones, just like that find in fine oil painting, which means the floor looks like they have aged into the site, rather than being a feature because of its newness. The results can mimic metal, marble, stone and wood, and also, since the effect is dependent on the main concrete, no two sites are ever exactly the same.
Concrete is beneficial to our environment in comparison to many other varieties of flooring. Hardwood obviously has all of the issues relating to sustainability, laminate floors are notorious for non-green production processes, carpet production is incredibly environmentally unfriendly, so concrete is a relatively green process. -stained_concrete-