Covering concrete floor- what can we do?

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We recently added a sun room to our homE over a existing concrete patio.
the builders said people usually cover with green outdoor carpet.
but we weren't fans of that besides we have pets to consider. We need a washable surface So we painted it..with floor paint. And it didnt hold up well. So I was wondering what else we could do? Would a garage floor expoxy work. And cover the groves made for concrete exspantion ?
thanks Cindy

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 01, 2017
    Was the paint specifically for concrete
    • Cindy Cindy on Nov 01, 2017
      yes....it was sherwin Williams's. The paint sticks but wares badly.i heard about a expoxy that theyuse on garage floors....I have 3dogs....it. Has to be more permaent. But I don't know how it would ware. Thanks
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 01, 2017
    Artificial Grass..........
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 01, 2017
    If you go to your local home improvement stores, there are many more options for indoor/outdoor carpeting than green. You may find something that you really like. They have many colors, textures and even patterns that may go with the look you want.
  • V Smith V Smith on Nov 01, 2017
    Concrete is porous and moisture is likely going to find a way thru. Lowes and Home Depot carry sub floor panels that are 2 ft x 2 ft. They have a black plastic base covered in OSB. They are easy to put together and once the concrete is covered you can lay carpet or vinyl or laminate over it.
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Nov 01, 2017
    There are two options I can think of, the epoxy for garage floors is really hard core, I don't think even doggers could wear that stuff down however it is kinda pricey. Another option is a concrete stain but you would have to fully remove all paint from the concrete before using it.
  • Deb C Deb C on Nov 01, 2017
    garage floor epoxy should work-maybe check with paint department at lowes or Home Depot. Am wanting to paint or stencil my back patio so please post pictures when you have done yours!!
  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Nov 01, 2017
    fiber rugs
  • Leah Leah on Nov 01, 2017
    There is an idea on home talk about using brown paper. It comes out looking like .leather. It is beautiful. They did it on the sheets of wood under carpet floors. They say it wears well.
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 01, 2017
    We did our entire basement with Happy Feet vinyl and love it. Anybody that goes into our basement comments..If it gets wet, pop it out, let it dry and put it back. Beautiful..mine is a grey weathered wood look!
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 01, 2017
    Artificial grass comes in many textures and colors, and it very washable. It’s just plastic. If your dogs use the floor instead of going outside or to a bathroom of sorts, your house is always going to smell like urine and feces, even if you are used to it. Artificial grass is not as sanitary as garage floor paint or outside patio epoxy. And you can get the painter to use a geometric pattern, a spatter style, or just a lovely color, that is still washable and durable. Best wishes 😇🍁
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