Marvin Dodson of Rare Earth Labs has received a patent for his concrete stain concentrates. Rare Earth’s stains provide a natural, translucent appearance that brings out the natural beauty of concrete. They are suitable for floors, walls, countertops or decorative accessories. The concentrates, which come in eight basic colors, can be diluted to the desired intensity by simply adding tap water. By buying a concentrate, contractors will not only have control over color, but will also realize savings in shipping and storage. Rare Earth offers a Contractor’s Application and Test Kit, available for $55, which allows contractors to evaluate the potential 64 colors, tints and shades available from the eight basic colored stain concentrates. For more information, visit www.rareearthlabs.com or call (800) 664-0670.