Go Green with Soya Stain Concrete Flooring!

Going green is a big business in all-different facets of life, including home building and remodeling. Most people assume that things like stain cannot be made more environmentally friendly, but manufacturers are finding more environmentally friendly ways to stain concrete areas and more. This type of concrete stain is made from natural ingredients is much safer for you and for the environment.Installing soy-based concrete stain for your flooring is completely environment friendly and a green idea.


Why stained concrete?


Staining concrete is a wonderful way to give concrete a better look, so that it becomes more of a piece of the decor, rather than a boring gray floor. It can add a touch of semi-transparent color to your concrete floors to give them more textural interest and color. Concrete is not the only place that you can use this soy-based stain, either.Selecting soy-based concrete stain for your floors is one of the most innovative and socially responsible decisions of the era.


Why this Concrete stains?


Concrete, masonry, brick, natural stone elements, fiber cement, and stucco can also be surfaces where this type of concrete stain may be used. From foundations of a house to retaining walls to driveways to floors, concrete stain can be used in many different ways to help give a home an updated look and more color. Giving these surfaces a unique and updated finish can help to add value to your home. The great thing about this concrete stain is that it is easy to apply and is are durable and long lasting, too.Cleaning soy-based concrete stains are as easy as the other artificial stains and hence it poses a good option over the synthetic concrete stains.


How to go about installing soy-based concrete stain?


Acid-free, soy-based stain can be applied to the area with a simple paint roller with an extension to save your back, or you can use a paint sprayer, squeegee, brush, or a lamb’s wool applicator. An even application is essential to helping the stain to penetrate evenly. Additional coats can be applied until you get the desired effect. You will then want to allow the floor to dry for a minimum of 4-6 hours so that the stain can cure. Once it is cured, apply a sealer for added protection.  Hence, it adds up to the durability of these concrete stains. Removing soy-based concrete stain will thus be a tedious process


Non-toxic alternative


These natural concrete stains are made to be non-toxic and free of the odors that are associated with other concrete staining processes. Acid staining is the normal way that concrete and other stone surfaces are stained and this type of staining is very dangerous and can burn your skin, cause breathing issues, and irritate the eyes. These concrete stains come with none of these dangers, which is great for the environment and for the people who apply it and/or live in the home.  Since these stains are acid-free they do not cause corrosion they are completely non-toxic and natural for interior decoration purposes. These stains are available in different natural color variants as well, however the common soy color is very much attractive and installingsoy-based concrete stain is increasingly becoming an ideal choice for many.


Add liveliness to your Home


Since this type of stain is made of natural compounds it adds more lively effect to the interiors of your homes.  The natural tint of the stain makes it all the more attractive and hence it adds natural beauty to your home.  This is yet another reasons that most constructions and interior specialists are keen in selecting soy-based concrete stain.




This concrete stain can be used on all interior and exterior porous surfaces in and around your home. By making the most of these surfaces, you can help add value to your home and add more living space to your life. Don’t acid stain your concrete surfaces. Installing soy-based concrete stain is better for you and for the environment.

6 thoughts on “Go Green with Soya Stain Concrete Flooring!”

  1. I am interested in the soy sealers do u have one in particular and what is the warranty or lifetime of the soy based sealers want to seal exterior surfaces especially vertically.

  2. In response to Erick, I used a product called Ecoprocote Acri-soy Penetrating Sealer to reseal my interior concrete overlay floors. I used the satin finish which gave my floors a beautiful rich luster and brought out the details. I was very pleased with this product. It is made by Eco Safety Products of Phoenix, http://www.ecosafetyproducts.com

  3. Hi Cris,
    It depends on if it’s a concrete slab (on top of the ground) or a basement. Either way though, the concrete should be protected from water in the ground. Sometimes (not often enough!) a plastic sheeting moisture barrier has been used before the concrete is poured. When there has not been a moisture barrier used under the concrete, then one needs to placed on top of the concrete. There’s lots of info on this at other parts of the site. There are no dangers of having an unsealed concrete floor per se – as long as there are no moisture issues. When there are moisture issues that need addressed, then you run the risk of mold, mildew and such.


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