Take a good look at the concrete surfaces in your front yard and backyard. Do the steps leading up to your house look weathered or stained in all the wrong ways? Does your concrete walkway look a little lackluster? It may be time to consider adding a stain or dye to your home’s interior and exterior concrete surfaces.

At ACT Restoration in Brooklyn Park, MN, we provide a complete range of concrete resurfacing and staining services for Twin Cities homes and businesses. In this post, we’re breaking down the basics of floor dyes and stains to help you choose the right option for your interior and exterior concrete surfaces. To learn more, stop by our online portfolio or give us a call to connect with a member of our team.

Benefits of Concrete Stains and Dyes

It’s difficult to understand just how transformative a concrete dye or stain can be until you see one in action. Concrete floors are typically a dull shade of gray, and they can fade as time goes by. Worse, they tend to show every little spill, flaw, and stain, especially on your home’s front porch and your garage floor.

Concrete stains blend in with these flaws while brilliantly transforming the concrete surface into a designer look that works for interior and exterior concrete floors. With some of the stunning concrete stain options available today, many homeowners are even choosing to pull up their tiles and embrace the concrete underneath.

Choosing Between Concrete Dyes and Stains

The key difference between a concrete stain and a concrete dye is the chemical structure of the agent used to color the concrete. Concrete stains use a chemical reaction to alter the color of the concrete, whereas concrete dyes use a concentrated coloring agent that works without a chemical reaction. This allows the dye to penetrate the pores of the concrete, transforming the color into a rich, vivid hue. The best way to decide which is right for your home or business is to check out swatches and choose the one that you feel would work well in your space.

Here’s a little more about our dyes and finishes available from ACT Restoration:

●        Vivid Dye: Vivid dye uses micronized pigments to offer a wide range of color intensities and variations, highlighting the natural patterns of the concrete.

●        Brickform Blush-Tone Acid Stain: Brickform gives floors a unique look that captures the concrete’s true depth in multi-colored intensity levels.

●        Ameripolish: Ameripolish is available in SureLock Dye for indoor floor applications and stunning ColorJuice for outdoor applications.

To learn more about concrete dyes and stains for your home or business, give ACT Restoration a call at 763-432-3966 or contact us for a completely free estimate today.