Staining and Protecting

Project Specs:
Finish Level: Level 1, 400-grit finish
Color: Taupe reactive stain – color varies as stain reacts with concrete

One of the great benefits of a properly sealed concrete floor is the ease of maintenance and cleaning. When we left the project we had just finished installing the stained concrete floor. Before leaving we applied a layer of Ram Board to the finished stained concrete surface so other contractors could complete their share of the work. This protection system protects the concrete floor from scratches or spills while allowing the floor to “breath” and fully cure.

After construction was complete we returned to the home to clean and unveil the finished floor. The floor was pretty dirty when we arrived but a short time later we had it cleaned up and ready to be moved into.

This project was completed using a taupe colored reactive concrete stain. This type of stain reacts with the free lime in the actual concrete surface and creates a permanent coloring that will not fade. The sealer used was our high-wear urethane system that consists of an aqueous based catalyzed urethane. This sealer is very wear resistant and is a wax-free floor. A simple mop with warm water and mild soap will keep this flooring looking good for many years.