One of the best features of acid-stained and decorative concrete flooring is its resistance to wear & tear, deterioration and decay. Sealed acid-stained concrete floors, no matter what their setting or location, simply do not wear out. On their surface, they have compressive strengths in excess of 4,500 pounds per square inch, often with abrasion resistances to match, so they are very much unlike traditional floor coverings, which may: A) warp, buckle and dry out; B) tear, scratch and dent; C) chip and crack; D) loosen, flake and rot; E) stain and fade; and F) grow mold and mildew. Acid stained concrete flooring is also inflammable, and its coloring and protective finish is ultraviolet-light-resistant. When installed properly, acid-stained concrete flooring does not chip, peel, discolor, stain or fade, like more traditional concrete coatings, such as paint, epoxy and regular stains, often do. What all of this means is that children, pets, guests and customers are going to have a very difficult time doing any damage whatsoever to an acid-stained concrete floor. As such, acid-stained concrete floors never have to be removed or replaced, and they seldom have to be refurbished or refinished.