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The acid staining process is similar to polished concrete. The floor is ground with aggressive diamonds to remove all latent defects and substances that might interfere with the acid stain reaction. At the 400 grit level, the colored acid stain is applied.

What makes stains markedly different from simply a clear polish is the amount of time, effort and expense needed to protect the stain from traffic wear. Polished concrete requires NO WAXING, while ordinary stains will wear if not protected. In high traffic commercial applications, traffic lanes will begin to show in less than one year. At a minimum, stained floors receive 2 coats of sealer and 2 coats of finish at installation. In high traffic areas, we recommend 6 coats of finish and weekly re-coats.