Quick, Affordable Basement Flooring Options
Tinted Sealer and Concrete Dye for Floors
Fast, Easy-to-Use Color for the Home or Business
Winter is the time of year for basement floor projects and Direct Colors has everything you need to get started. By far, acid stain is our most popular finish for basement floors but there are other basement flooring options, especially if you’re in a hurry to complete a project.
Acid staining involves several often time consuming steps. The combination of Tinted Concrete Sealer and Concrete Dye provides an acid stain-like finish without the additional cleaning steps. Floors can be returned to service in a fraction of the time without sacrificing beauty or durability.
Tinted Sealer and Concrete Dye can be successfully used for any indoor residential or commercial flooring project. We offer a wide range of colors in both products to compliment any interior design. Our water-based products make this a low odor application for basements or commercial buildings where a lingering chemical smell would be a problem.
How’s it Done?
Concrete floors are generally sealed with one coat of sealer prior to applying DCI Concrete Dye. In this application, the color of your choice would be added to the DCI Water Based Sealer for a base coat. We recommend choosing a base coat color that is lighter than the concrete dye accent colors applied on top. Remember to keep lighting in mind if you’re working in a basement and select colors that won’t turn the space into a dungeon.
Once the tinted concrete sealer is fully cured, apply DCI Concrete Dye accents to the floors for additional color and movement. Concrete dye dries instantaneously and aside from a dry mopping with a soft, clean dust mop requires no further cleaning before applying the final coat of sealer. For a glossier finish, apply our Krystal Kote High Gloss Sealer or for a satin gloss continue with the DCI Water Based. The final step in the process is to wax the floor with either a Commercial or Residential Floor Wax and Polish. We recommend commercial wax for high traffic homes and all businesses.