Stained Concrete Short of native stone, nothing can compare to the textural richness and depth of color given by stained concrete. Staining your concrete will add more value and elegance to your home or building. Plus, it is only a fraction of the cost of real stone. It also gives you more control over the colors and shading of the floor. This is not a topcoat or paint, it is a chemical reaction that will not chip or peel. The stain contains inorganic salts dissolved in water. When applied to concrete it reacts with the minerals in your concrete. Any concrete will have the proper minerals, but every floor has different concentrations. The result, every floor will have its own unique appearance. Even certain parts of some concrete floors will contain more minerals than others. Therefore, these areas could have brighter, more vibrant colors than the rest. The mottled and varied appearance of stained floors is very common. It is also one of the main reasons people choose to stain their floors. The concrete stain solution can be applied three different ways. It can be sprayed, brushed or rolled onto your floor. In order to protect the stain and provide long lasting durability, it is very important to seal the floor. After that, with modest maintenance your floor will be gorgeous for decades to come.