I have a porch dilemma.
Well, actually, TWO porch dilemmas.
1. Our front porch
Our front porch was “tiled” by the previous owner with these very large concrete tiles.
First of all, I don’t love the colors. I’m not a huge fan of things that are orange. And second of all, when they break, it’s hard to fix!
And the GROUT. I hate grout anyways, but this is just impossible to keep clean!
Within the next few weeks, our house will be painted, and these tiles will then TOTALLY clash. Ugh! What to do? I wonder if I can paint it…
2. Our back porch
Our back porch was “tiled” by the previous owner with these very nice-looking concrete tiles that look like wood.
I don’t mind these at all…until they get wet. (And hello, this is Florida! It rains a lot, so…you get the idea!) When these get wet, they are VERY slippery. I mean, I have good balance, and I’ve literally caught myself mid-fall on multiple occasions, even when I’m being careful on purpose!
So dangerous! Ugh! What to do?
Now, I had seen on Pinterest (as I’m sure you have, too) a few different images of acid-stained concrete, and I thought it was interesting! Yes, I even thought it might work for our porches, but I knew nothing about it.
So when David from Midland Flooring contacted me with a lovely infographic on nothing less than acid-staining concrete, I heard angels singing! Let’s see how he explains it for us…
Polished concrete is becoming very popular in modern day society. It is slowly becoming a main focus of design trends. Which means that concrete is also becoming more valuable to use within the home. It’s a very versatile material as it can be treated with chemicals to produce magnificent styles and patterns. However, it can be very difficult to correctly acid stain polished concrete. It must be done correctly. There are many skilled companies that offer services oriented around polished concrete such as Midland Polished Concrete.
Adding an acid stain to concrete flooring creates a fascinating marbling effect which can be very visually appealing. In a couple of steps it is possible to create a unique marbling effect in a colour that you desire. We have produced the below info-graphic which shows you the step by step process of acid staining.
Okay, I’m all clear now. WOW! I had no idea so much was involved, but I’ve gotta tell ya, I LIKE IT! Thanks, David!
I poked around and found a few images to show everyone of what an acid-stained concrete floor looks like. Check these out!