We all love a good DIY project and the satisfaction of showing off something we made ourselves. Unfortunately, not every project should be done without a professionals help. We couldn’t tell you how many people have told us they have turned their nose up at stained concrete because it doesn’t last or never turns out how they expect. While it is true that stain looks different on every concrete surface it should always turn out stunning and last a life-time. 

Prep Work & Application

Our motto: It is ALL in the preparation. As most DIYers know, prep is key to a good looking finished product that is ready for Pinterest. Whether it’s sanding wood before painting or cleaning mason jars to be hung as lights there is still a good amount of preparation involved before getting on with the actual project.  In addition to proper skill and experience in the application process, staining concrete not only requires special tools and equipment that the average DIYer doesn’t have, but can also cost quite a bit to own or rent. For example, our team uses a 200 pound diamond grinder to create a smooth surface in the concrete as well as remove any previous coating and/or glue from LVP, carpet, or tile. We provide the same prep work and materials for homeowners that we have used for commercial spaces such as, Anytime Fitness in Dawsonville, the Auto Gallery in Buford, and the Peachtree Lofts in Atlanta. 


When you choose Southern States Refinishing you get a free estimate with a concrete specialist who has seen just about anything when it comes to concrete floors. When you decide to go with a professional to stain your concrete floors not only are you getting the benefit of their knowledge when it comes to preparation and application but you are also receiving a free meeting to discuss the uniqueness of your concrete floors. We know not every basement is going to be exactly the same so there is no reason to treat them as such. Knowledge over the product and how it reacts with different types of concrete will help you save time and money when it comes to misjudgment and error. For example, some concrete tends to be softer and dust up easier which would change the grinding process compared to a concrete floor that is harder and doesn’t dust up by running your finger nail across it. 

Choose a Professional You Can Trust

With one call to Southern States Refinishing, you’ll not only get the expert consultation, preparation, and application your decorative concrete project requires and you deserve, but you’ll also get the best, most reliable customer service in North Georgia. With more than 20 years in business, Southern States Refinishing has satisfied countless customers looking for the best concrete specialist around. 

Not only are we pros at staining concrete floors but our epoxy flake systems is one our most popular services. Give us a call at (770) 355-2453 and we would love to talk with you about your concrete flooring needs and set up a time for your FREE consultation. 

We are family owned and based out of North Georgia since 1980. Read more about our family here

Find Us

AAA Southern States Refinishing
5255 Lanier Ln. Cumming, Ga 30041

Owner John Dykes- (770) 355-2453

Office- (678) 521-5288

Proudly serving GA since 1980

Areas We Serve

Our restoration & concrete polishing experts provide bathtub refinishing, epoxy floor coatings, concrete repair and more for residential and commercial projects in Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas of Roswell, Gwinnett, Cumming, Gainesville, Marrietta, Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Dawsonville.