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Concrete Flooring Q&A's

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Decorative concrete floors can last a life time if kept properly sealed and waxed.

How long do decorative concrete floors last?

What chemicals will harm the concrete floors?

Their are a few chemicals that can cause harm to the floors (depending on what type of sealer was used) such as: xylene, acetone, paint thinner, nail polish, ammonia, vinegar, and muriatic acid. Please read are Maintenance Information page for how to care for the concrete floors. Once we complete the floors we will give you a product information sheet about the sealer that was used, it will list the chemicals that will affect the sealer.

Will the concrete floors require maintenance?

Yes, decorative concrete floors require maintenance. How much maintenance depends on: what type of sealer was used, and how much traffic there will be on the floor. Please read are Maintenance Information page for how to care for the floors.

What design options are available for decorative concrete floors?

Decorative concrete floors has many different design options. The floors can receive multiple colors to resemble marble, stamped to look like stone, scored into a decorative pattern, and have stenciled shapes and logos imprinted into the concrete.

Will pet urine stain the concrete floors?

Depending on what type of sealer is used on the floors. If urine is left to sit on water based sealers, the urine will tend to leave a dark spot. If urine is left to sit on solvent based sealers, there will be no dark spot left behind; although, the sealer will start to loose its shine. The shine can be brought to life by applying a floor wax. Is using a polyurethane sealer, urine will have no affect on the sealer or the concrete floors.

How often should I re-seal my exterior stained concrete?

If it is a driveway we recommend sealing it once a year. This could be extended if the sealer on the driveway shows no wear surfaces. Patios could last two to three years before having to be re-sealed. This if just for protecting the stain, not for keeping the stained concrete shiny. Exterior concrete if vary hard to keep the shine in the sealer.

Will concrete floors make my house echo?

Yes, concrete floors will make the house echo, not any more than tile flooring, or any other type of hard surface flooring.

Can I have my garage floor stained?

Yes, you can have your garage floor stained. We will use a polyurethane sealer, the same one we use over epoxy garage floors.

Will I have to move the furniture?

Yes, the furniture will have to be moved away from the areas we are going to be staining. If it is a large piece of furniture that cannot be move we can stain around it; however, it will not be stained underneath the piece of furniture.

How long will it take to have my interior concrete floors stained?

That all depend on how dirty the concrete is underneath the existing floor covering. The cleaning process takes the longest time. Just the staining and sealing part could only take one day if using an acetone dye.

What if the my concrete floors have cracks?

If the concrete is not in the condition you like, it can be resurfaced with a polymer cement and than stained. Some things to expect underneath the carpet are: cracks in the concrete, divots in the concrete, carpet mastic glue, paint, footprints stamped into the concrete when they where pouring the concrete, concrete repair patches, and rust stains. A lot of these add character to floor when acid stained or dyed.
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