At The Stain Store's new location in north Austin, Texas, 600 square feet of flooring in the showroom and tool room was overlaid with Miracote MPC, scored with curved joints, then stained with Mirastain II alcohol-based stain, Butterfield Elements. Stain Store's own metallics were used in the tool room.
Miracote trainer Bill Young installed the overlay as part of a training class. The colors were put down by Thinh Tran, All Innovative Concrete, Austin.
The Stain Store Austin moved into its new digs for the two usual reasons: location and expansion. 3,500-square-foot location is in a nicer part of town, says owner Eric Hamlin, and contains more warehouse space, allowing the construction wholesale outlet to stock more inventory. The new facility also includes a showroom and tool room with overlaid and stained flooring. The Austin branch is managed by Eric's brother Mark. Eric also owns the original Stain Store in San Antonio.