Why some home improvements should be left for a professional.
Concrete acid staining is the new trend to improve their basements for homeowners with concrete floors. Many homeowners are trying to take on the project themselves as a DIY project. However, this can be one of the most harmful and damaging projects to their health. While the end result is a decorative piece that is an asset and focal point to your home, undertaking the project can have long-term hazards if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Stained Acid Concrete – DIY vs Professional Benefits
There are two ways to acid stain concrete: do it yourself or have it done by a professional. Even if the homeowner has done acid staining treatment in their home already, there is a special preparation machine that will strip off a small layer of concrete so that the staining process can begin properly.
The machine is only owned by companies that specialize in this. There are only 75 of them in the country and they are unique due to their diamond cutting blades. Produced in Canada, they have the power and technology to strip the smallest layer of concrete off the floor. This process helps prepare the surface before acid staining to eliminate residue so the minimize mess.
Performing DIY concrete acid staining requires tools, precision, and patience. The best way to understand how to acid stain concrete is to simply research it and grasp how it works and what the acid does. It’s important to know what may damage the concrete, resulting in having it redone by a professional, which will inevitably cost more money.
The most harmful part for homeowners that are doing this themselves is the unknown acidity and reactions of the products. The acid can be detrimental if it touched anything that it can damage. From here, homeowners must fathom the process of acid staining their own floor and have already planned what to do if something goes wrong.
Hiring a professional to acid stain concrete floors is the way to go, especially because they (usually) know what they are doing! Unless homeowners know what they’re doing with acid staining concrete and understand the process, it is more worth their money to let a professional who has done it for many years, like Concrete Restoration Systems, do it.
With professionally done concrete staining, the floors will be resistant to damage and only require easy maintenance. Due to their polished feel and look, it just takes a broom, vacuum or other cleaning supplies to clean up a spill. It has been said that a concrete floor that has been beautifully transformed through acid staining will last up to a century, whereas carpet must be cleaned every other year and replaced once or twice in a decade. One of the best benefits of concrete acid staining is the versatile look, specifically an industrial look. Concrete can be given certain stains that will make it look dry instead of a wet look, which some people may not like. With a dry appearance, it may look more welcoming and homey.
Homeowners, if acid staining your concrete floors has been a dream of a lifetime, give Concrete Restoration Systems a call today and they will give you the best buck for your budget. With nearly 40 years in the industry and unbeatable high-quality machinery, they will have it done it no time with a beautiful look to last for years.
ABOUT CONCRETE RESTORATION SYSTEMS:
Serving Colorado for nearly 40 years, Concrete Restoration Systems has the experience and tools to make your dream home into a dream come true. Unlike other companies, they understand that taking the time to treat the concrete floor properly with acid yields perfect results. They appreciate the process and what makes acid staining such a beautiful piece of work.
If you would like us to help you with your project, please click here to schedule a free consultation for creative concrete solutions. If you can Imagine it, we can Create it!
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