Acid Stain finish by Ideal Work

Dezeen Showroom: concrete flooring is enhanced through a colour-changing chemical reaction using the Acid Stain finish by Italian brand Ideal Work.

Acid Stain gives concrete a variegated, coloured finish, created when the acidic solution containing metallic salts reacts with free lime.

Acid Stain flooring by Ideal Work
Acid Stain creates coloured effects on concrete floors

Ideal Work describes the effects created by the stain as similar to the nuances of natural stone or weathered materials, and says it gives concrete “a rich and natural beauty”.

The finish result is unrepeatable but customisable, and seven standard colours are available — Fern Green, Amber, Terracotta, Brown, Turquoise, Ebony and Jade.

Acid Stain flooring by Ideal Work
The varied effects are created through a chemical reaction

Ideal Work tailors each project according to the type of usage and traffic it will see.

Acid Stain is easy to maintain, and since the dye becomes part of the concrete rather than coating it, the finish won’t fade, spoil, crack or peel.

As well as flooring, Acid Stain works on stairs or even walls and vertical surfaces.

Product: Acid Stain
Designer: Ideal Work
Brand: Ideal Work

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