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How Much Does Concrete Staining Cost?

The cost for stained concrete for a 1,000 sq ft area is $11,000 with average prices ranging from $3,000 for simple stains to $18,500 for more complex designs in the US for 2021 according to HomeAdvisor. The exact pricing is subject to your location, the surface’s condition and how complex the design is.

Usually, staining concrete costs between $7 and $15 per sq. ft. Concrete staining contractors charge around $2 and $4 per sq. ft. for simple stain jobs and between $12 and $25 per sq. ft. for higher end

Average Cost

High Cost

Low Cost

$11,000

$18,500

$3,000

Stained Concrete Floors Cost

Staining concrete interior flooring costs can be higher than installing other types of flooring if it is required to remove existing flooring such as carpet or hardwoods. Additionally, stained concrete floors usually have more elaborate finishes with multiple coloring and design work.

Stained Concrete Basement Flooring Cost

Square Feet

500 sq. ft.

800 sq. ft.

1,000 sq. ft.

*Based on an average cost of $11 per sq. ft.

Cost

$5,500

$8,800

$11,000

Repairing the surface before the staining cost roughly around $2 per sq. ft., and floor resurfacing costs between $2 and $3 per sq. ft. in addition to that.

Stained Concrete Floors Cost vs. Tile Flooring

Staining a concrete floor usually costs less than tiling a floor. The installation of ceramic or porcelain tiling costs on average between $15 and $20 per sq. ft.

Square Feet

500

800

1,000

Stained Concrete

$5,500

$8,800

$11,000

Tile Flooring

$8,750

$14,000

$17,500

Stained Concrete Floors Cost vs. Epoxy Coating

Staining a concrete floor usually costs less than tiling a floor. The installation of ceramic or porcelain tiling costs on average between $15 and $20 per sq. ft.

The cost of concrete floor staining is typically higher than epoxy floor. Epoxy flooring coating costs between $3 and $12 per sq. ft.

Square Feet

500

800

1,000

Stained Concrete

$5,500

$8,800

$11,000

Epoxy

$3,750

$6,000

$7,500

Stained Concrete Patio Cost

Staining a 256 sq. ft. concrete patio costs on average of $2,820. To lessen damage because to use, UV rays and the elements, it’s suggested an acrylic sealer be added. There are 2 basic kinds of sealants:

Film forming sealers cost around $0.25 to $0.50 per sq. ft. They can be solvent, or water based and provide protection from water, fire, food, and planter spots.

Penetrating sealers cost around $0.20 to $0.75 per sq. ft. They stop the concrete from soaking up water — in addition, they provide freeze and thaw protection.

The average costs of staining and sealing a 256 sq. ft. concrete patio with film forming sealant is $2,920. With a penetrating sealant, it will run around $2,945.

Stained Concrete Driveway Cost

Stained concrete driveways increase homes curb appeal and value. The cost of stained concrete driveways range from around $4 per sq. ft. to $10 per sq. ft. for basic designs. Sealing it will cost extra.

Driveway Size

Single Driveway

Double Driveway

Cost

$800 – $2,000

$1.600 – $4,000

Square Feet

200

400

Concrete Staining Cost by Type

There are 2 basic kinds of concrete stains:

Acid based stains comprise of hydrochloric acid and metallic salts. The two elements react with the calcium hydroxide in the concrete to create color. Their color palette comprises primarily of earth tones and producing a marbled or speckled appearance.

Water based stains comprise of water that have polymers and pigments added creating color. Their color palette is more extended and produce a unified effect.

Acid Stain Concrete Cost

Acid-based stains are also known as “reactive stains” and cost around $6 per sq. ft. for basic designs.

Water Based Stain Cost

Water based stains are also called “non-reactive stains” and cost roughly $2 per sq. ft. for solid-colored stains.

Stained Concrete Price Per Square Foot

The cost of stained concrete is subject mainly on the degree of service. This comprises of the cost of design, the materials and labor.

Level of Service

 

Basic

 

 

Intermediate

 

 

Upgraded

 

 

High-end

Cost Per Square Foot

 

$2 – $4

 

 

$4 – $10

 

 

$8 – $15

 

 

$12 – $25

Included Services

Minor slab prep

Single color

Final sealer coat

Minor slab prep

Two colors

Final sealer coat

Slab prep

Multiple colors

Intricate patterns

Slab prep

Stencil work & saw cuts

Hand-finished stains

DIY Concrete Staining vs. Hiring a Professional

To get the best concrete staining results, it’s a good idea to hire a professional. Find a concrete floor contractor in your area now.

DIY concrete staining can save you money. Nevertheless, you need to properly prepare the surface to guarantee the stain takes. When using an acid-based stains, you will have to think about how to properly air out the area to deal with the chemical’s fumes. It will also need to be sealed to protect it from wear and tear.

Source:

  1. Learn how much it costs to Stain Concrete. (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/outdoor-living/stained-concrete/

Concrete Staining Phoenix

If you’re looking for concrete staining contractors in Phoenix, Arizona or want to know more about our concrete flooring, give Desert Coatings a call today at (877) 872-0722.