Builders can attest to the versatility that can be offered by concrete flooring. Homeowners and business owners can customize the look of their concrete floors to perfectly match the surroundings and meet their aesthetic requirements. You won’t have to spend a fortune to achieve the classic and elegant look of marble floors, stone or hardwood because you can create the same look with concrete staining. If staining your house’s concrete floor is what your next home improvement project is all about, you’re probably wondering about the amount of money that you’ll need to spend to create a visually stunning flooring system. To give you a head start, check out this overview of what you need to know about stained concrete prices.
The Typical Cost Of Concrete Staining Per Square Foot
If you’re planning to hire our team of professionals to handle every step of the process be prepared to pay $3 to $5 per square foot surface for a basic staining. The more that is involved with the process, the more it can raise the price. On average, most homeowners pay around $5-$10 per square feet. For intricate designs that involve more labor and higher quality supplies, you can easily pay up to $25 per square foot.
What Influences The Cost Of Stained Concrete?
In case you’re not aware, several factors can greatly affect the cost of producing stained concrete floors. To give you a better idea about the factors that can impact your concrete staining work’s final price, check this out:
The Complexity Of Stain Application
Elaborate projects incorporating faux finishing, multiple colors, or intricate designs will cost more due to the time and skill required. If you are including color flakes or asking for a specific design, it will add to the cost. This is usually due to the level of expertise and extra man hours. If the particular stain requires higher quality materials, you can expect to add more to the price tag.
Your Local Market
Supplies in some areas will cost more than others. Also, you will pay for expertise. Particularly, if you are hiring a professional that offers something no one else is. This is not something to shy away from! The old adage “you get what you pay for” rings true when staining concrete and other types of flooring solutions.
New VS Old Concrete
It is usually more cost-effective to stain new concrete that has not been sealed or previously covered with another flooring material. New concrete must be fully cured before applying stain. Existing concrete can present problems depending on its exposure to weather, spills or chemicals and the type of wear it has received. With these factors, an existing concrete floor has to go through extra processes to prepare it for staining.
The Size Of The Job
The larger the square footage, the more work has to be done. Particularly large concrete floors will employ larger teams to work on them, while smaller jobs can come away with a smaller price tag. The size of the floor also impacts the amount of materials needed to complete the job. The more that is required, the more the cost will rise.
How Long Does Stained Concrete Last?
Properly sealed stained concrete should last a lifetime. The stain permeates and fuses with the concrete so that it doesn’t fade or chip away. By sealing your stained concrete, you can help strengthen the floor to protect it from heavy items falling on it. Although the stained concrete is designed to last without replacing, you still need to take proper care of your beautiful stained floor.
We Have The Experience
At Paradigm, we pride ourselves on having a solid team with plenty of experience in concrete flooring. If you want to know more about stained concrete, call us today and we will walk you through the process and your options.