Concrete flooring is a popular flooring option among businesses, warehouses, schools, hospitals, and residential homes because of its low and easy maintenance and durability. Many people enjoy the industrial and peaceful look of polished concrete flooring. If you prefer adding character and uniqueness, simply add a Concrete Stain to your concrete floors. This is an easy step to complete and will make your concrete slab look absolutely beautiful. The main question now is ‘When To Use Concrete Dye vs. Concrete Stain’?
First it is extremely important to recognize the difference between the two because the end results of each are different from one another. Concrete Staining is a more of an in-depth process compared to concrete dying. This is mainly due to the surface of the concrete needing to be cleaned thoroughly before the application. The reason why Concrete Stains are a more tedious process is because they’re more acidic or solvent-based, which means if any grease or dust is left on the concrete it will ruin the reaction process. When the acid or solvent-based stain is applied to metallic salts contained in the concrete, it will react to the calcium hydroxide and cause a permanent bond between the stain and concrete. Easily clean the floor by simply using water and soap to get the grime off. Deep cleaning could require pressure washing or a low PH neutral cleaner like our Xtreme Clean Concrete Cleaner.
Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies popular name brand Concrete Stains including Xtreme Series, Scofield Systems, Ameripolish and Kemiko concrete stains. This concrete staining chemical product will make your floor look expensive, but for an affordable price.
The concrete dying process does not contain any chemical reactions like the concrete staining process does. Concrete Dyes are easily applied, and simply penetrate the porous surface of the concrete flooring, allowing the concrete dye to officially absorb into the concrete thoroughly. Concrete Dyes will help prevent peeling or flaking in the concrete flooring. Cleaning the concrete prior to the dying process is very important, but it does not need to be as intense as the staining method.
Concrete Dyes tend to have more vibrant colors than the Concrete Stains. Both concrete staining and concrete dying are prone to fade in the sunlight. They can also be used together to make a truly one of a kind color and design on concrete flooring.
Choosing between Concrete Dye or Concrete Stain will ultimately come down to what your desired end result is going to look like. Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems is readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!