Austin Stained Concrete & Decorative Finishes
Old World Concrete, Inc.
Inside or outside, infuse your walkways, driveways, pool decks,
patios, breezeways, plazas, street pavements, statues and more with
gorgeous marbleized hues of natural color and beautiful patina. Old
World Concrete transforms ordinary residential or commercial concrete
into beautiful works of art using the acid etch stain technique.
Available in a variety of shades and colors, it is perfect for heavy
traffic areas or commercial interiors. Those suffering from allergies
find concrete staining especially appealing as it is virtually maintenance
free for a care-free lifestyle.
Whether working with a traditional, Southwestern, neoclassic
or eclectic motif, a stained concrete floor adapts to enhance
any setting. No two floors are alike! Because concrete mixes can
differ, each slab accepts the stain in varying degrees of intensity
creating stunning multi-hued color variations and an uneven surface
that looks perfectly aged. The translucent, mottled effects and
broad drifts in color are considered characteristics, not flaws
and will give your Concrete the Old World Beauty of Timeworn Patina.
We use a combination of metallic salts
in a water-based solution that are slightly acidic to penetrate
and etch the surface of the slab. By reacting with the free lime
available after concrete has been fully cured, stains penetrate
and etch new or existing concrete that is free from sealers, paints,
and other forms of residue. Just like rust, these stains form permanent
precipitates, becoming part of the concrete surface and the color
remains in the concrete pores which won't chip, crack, fade or peel.