Our work has been featured in Midsouth Magazine and our technicians have assisted other staining contractors with their projects.
Covantae's technicians have attended schhols, seminars and training from Product Manufacturers like Surecrete, National Concrete Technologies, Buddy Rhodes, Boulder Image, Flex Cement, American Concrete Institute and more.
What is acid staining? Acid
staining is a method of changing the color of cement by creating a chemical
reaction in the concrete. The chemical reaction is caused by the acid and metallic salt.
Will my concrete appear like
the color shown on this web site? Due the different make up of the
concrete, the stain may not exactly match the pictures shown. This fact
enables your job to become one-of-a-kind!
How long will the staining last?
the stain is properly installed, it will not wear off unless you wear off
the top layer of your concrete because the stain is in the floor not on
Do I have to sand the
floor? No, but we do recommend that you do as to achieve the maximum
penetration of the stain.
What is the best time to do the
floors in a new construction application? We feel that after the electrician
and the plumber are done, but before the drywall is installed. Allow approximately
3 to 5 days to Acid stain depending on the situation. You should cover
the floor when you are finished with either builder felt or paper.
Do I need to get the paint off
of my floor? Yes, anything that is on the floor that will stop the
stain from making contact with the concrete needs to be removed.(oil, grease,
use a chemical stain as opposed to other methods of coloring concrete?
staining is accomplished after the concrete is cured, therefore it can
be applied to new or old concrete. For renovations as well as new construction.
Floors can be saw cut and grouted to achieve the appearance of slate, marble
or terra cotta tiles.