HOW MUCH DOES CONCRETE STAINING COST?

It’s often possible to dress up plain gray concrete for less than the cost of covering it up with carpeting, tile, or most types of high-end flooring materials. Your final cost will vary depending on the complexity of the stain application, surface prep requirements, the size of the job, and the type of sealer used.

The average cost of concrete staining is $8.50 per square foot with prices averaging from $2.50 per square foot to $15 per square foot for the US in 2021.

What You Get For Your Money

$2.50 to $5.50 Per Square Foot

  • An eye-catching, economical upgrade to plain, gray concrete.

  • Basic one-coat application of stain with sealer (which includes floor cleaning prior to staining).

$5.50 to $7.50 Per Square Foot

  • More elaborate decorative effects.

  • Use of two or more coloring methods.

  • Scored or saw cut patterns incorporated.

  • At this level, the competition is high-quality carpeting and relatively low-priced tile.

$7.50 to $15.00 Per Square Foot

  • An artistic blend of techniques, patterns, and coloring mediums.

  • Advanced stain application using faux-finishing techniques, complex saw cut patterns, or stenciling.

  • At this price point, you are comparing against wood flooring and a range of ceramic and quarry tiles.

  • Adding decorative sandblasting or engraving to the advanced stain application. High-end stained floors are competitive with slate, terrazzo, and marble.

Saving Money
  • When comparing the cost of stained concrete with alternative flooring materials, such as carpet, tile, or hardwood, don’t forget to factor in longevity and replacement costs.

  • Generally, the project will cost less if you are staining new concrete that has not been sealed or previously covered with another flooring material.

  • Keep it simple by using just one stain color. You’ll still be able to achieve multi-tonal effects because of the natural color variations inherent to concrete stain.

Shopping for Epoxy Flooring Installers

There are many different types of epoxy flooring you can decide to use. Make sure to get references of epoxy installers from family, friends, and staff from your local home improvement stores to find the best professional epoxy installers.

 

You should ask for references from former customers, then call them and ask some questions about their experience. Make sure the company has proper licensing; insurance and that they are bonded. Check the Better Business Bureau website for any complaints against them.

Most paint stores usually have DIY epoxy flooring kits, including Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes and Sears, or online stores like Amazon.

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