Coating your floors with a clean, new finish is about as satisfying as it gets. One of the easiest ways to cover your concrete floor is to paint it. See more ideas about cheap flooring, flooring, house design. You can pick any color you want, but be aware that the stain is acidic. There are many options for sprucing up a garage floor, and most homeowners have trouble deciding which way to go. 15 Concrete Porch Floor Covering IdeasThat concrete porch is looking worn and dull. How to Fix Up Old Concrete Floors. Also, concrete is HEAVY! As it turns out, our floors were nowhere near level, even over the span of a few inches. Est Way Refinish A Concrete Floor. Just stain the concrete porch floor using this tutorial. I definitely want to work with concrete again in the future. I’ve long loved concrete floors. Moisture. Astramax, Jul 11, 2018 #9. Mixing it was not so fun. you just need to dig floor and will construct with concrete, screed. You can finish most rooms in a day, if not an afternoon. On the far left you have the concrete floors that were covered by rugs, the middle section was the main circulation path for the house and got “cleaned” the most frequently (meaning it had the most color removed.) I hadn’t either until we featured this floor about a month ago. The Cheapest Way to Get Concrete By Maria Magher Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. If you choose to paint, you will need one or more rollers, roller pans, extension polls, and paint. Grinding and polishing my concrete floors technically started as an idea 4 years ago … then I thought I would do something about it myself 2 years ago by acid washing them (here). Been taping/bedding, sanding and priming the walls for the last month. Laying concrete can be an expensive job. How to Resurface a Floor With Concrete So maybe now you can understand why I was so concerned about how the floors were going to turn out. It’s a dusty job that might take all day, but you’ll get a much smoother, flatter surface—perfect if you want to apply a finish like epoxy paint. Epoxy paint resists grease and oil, which can stain your garage floor. Here is a look at a section of the concrete floor after the color had been ground out. If you’re looking for a durable, clean finish for your workout room floors, nothing beats painted concrete. Use 1/2 inch tape (try car shops to find this size) to create “grout” lines on the floor and then stain over it. Most people would not accept or pay for work of that poor quality. Mixing it was not so fun. Use a broom and a dustpan to remove any large debris before starting. Another way to control the effects of moisture on your hardwood basement floor is to choose special glues with moisture barriers. You simply lay the squares on the floor; adhesive strips and the carpet’s heavy backing hold them in place. As a result, there is plenty of aggregate that was exposed in the floors which I kind of like – makes it look more like terrazzo. But over time, concrete can become stained, cracked, gouged and otherwise damaged, so its appearance is compromised. Standard concrete slab garage floors are functional, but with a little extra effort they can also be attractive and even comfortable. Most people would not accept or pay for work of that poor quality. These adhesives will be urethane based, instead of water. How to Stain a Hardwood Floor. Is This System Right for Your Floor? They had put up some plastic to protect the walls and they had made the initial top coat of the concrete on the left hand side of the picture above. Seal the paint with varnish and spread it over carpeting or other existing flooring to achieve a new look for a low cost. Paint is generally your cheapest basement floor option. Painting concrete floors allows for creativity and is an inexpensive way to turn drab concrete into a colorful attractive floor. For example, renovating your flooring makes it safe to haul in factory equipment for your business or dress it up for resale. Mop in small sections and clean up puddles as they form. with each slow pass. Also consider using a non-slip paint or new concrete stain. Apply an acid-stain look to concrete flooring using environmentally-friendly dye. What is a cheap and easy way i could cover up this floor? How to Refinish a Floor. Cheapest & Cleanest Way to Replace Floors. Concrete flooring is a budget-friendly, durable option that works in a variety of spaces, including basements and garages. Engineered Wood . Unlike epoxy and paint, concrete stain can be applied in a thin coat that lets the old floor show through. If you're dealing with more significant damage, a concrete overlay is usually the most effective option because it can make your floor look like new. 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