Stained Concrete uses a process in which stain is applied to a plain concrete slab,
chemically staining the floor to create an aged appearance and unique floor finish. The color of chemically
stained concrete floors is very durable and offers great abrasion resistance.
Due to their chemical reaction with the concrete, the stain becomes integrated with the concrete
without developing a film so as a result, the stained concrete floor will not fade, crack, chip, or peel,
wearing only as the concrete wears. Advantages of a stained concrete floor include ease of maintenance
and low upfront cost, as well as low maintenance costs.
Polished Concrete is a floor system in which the concrete slab is treated, then “polished” with large
grinding machines to remove the top layer of cement until the concrete floor attains a high gloss finish.
Like stained concrete, a polished concrete floor offers the advantage of low maintenance costs
and can be finished with dyes to look like polished marble or stone.