Old Construction with Carpet, Tile, etc... or removal of old stained concrete
*** Includes diamond polishing to 400grit shine, staining & waxing***
diamond grinding/polishing involves removal of sheetrock mud, carpet glue, paint, etc.
~A good detailed cleaning is the most important part of stained floor.~
From $5.50 per sq/ft
From 1.00 per sq.ft
Artwork priced per design.
We have many options for stained concrete. The first is a regular stained floor, the floor is stained
and then sealed with acrylic sealer, this is what most stained concrete contractors use these days.
Apples to apples I offer this option, but I also offer as an upgrade, to stain and wax the floor, waxing
instead of sealing produces a nice satin to glossy finish that will not scratch and scuff like acrylic
sealers will, wax looks cleaner and lasts longer than acrylic. All of the most beautiful floors for
residential are waxed. The next level of finish is to diamond polish the floor, this process consists of
diamond polishing the floor to a 400 to 800 diamond grit shine, then staining or dyeing the floor, and
then applying a penetrating concrete densifier to seal and also as a stainguard. This type of floor is
maintenance free for life and is usually found in high traffic commercial areas and modern industrial
style homes. With polished concrete you can obtain a high shine without film sealers or waxes and
provides a safe non-slip ADA surface.
Scoring. Scoring can be done after the framing is up for tile patterns with borders, or scored before
framing for a tile pattern without borders. Scoring of tile is performed by first laying out the score
pattern with blue chalk, and then scoring the surface with a special adjustable depth diamond blade on
wheels. Usually a 6"off the wall border score line and a diagonal 36" tile pattern on the interior is
normal. The width of the score is usually 1/4" but can be adjusted to 1/8". You can stain the border
a darker color, or leave it the same color as the main area. Special designs can be scored into the
floor, stars, sundials, suns, carpet patterns, your imagination is the limit. Try avoiding extremely tight
curves in your design.
I can come out and meet with you anytime to take a look at the slab, and even provide you with color
and finish samples on your slab. Usually under cabinets, or the washer/dryer area. This way you'll
know exactly what to expect. All concrete reacts differently to stains due to differences caused my
many factors, so it is best to take a look at onsite samples.
New Construction Pricing
From $2.50 to $3.00 per sq/ft
The best time to stain is just after the framing is up and the roof is on, "dried in", definitely before the
mechanical contractors come in and make a mess on the floor with glues, food, etc. I can usually get
in, clean and prep the floors, stain and seal/score/wax in about 3 days, working through the weekend
to keep your general contractor on track with minimal disruption.