Lynne
Lynne
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Asked on Mar 13, 2018

What are the best coverings for a cement floor?

Shore grandmomRan32600058Janet Pizaro
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We are turning an integral garage into a bar/TV room. My boyfriend built the bar & now we are looking for flooring to cover a cement garrage floor. We almost went with NatureStone but canceled because it was too expensive. We were thinking of carpet tiles, but worried about moisture.


5 answers
  • Ran32600058
    on Mar 14, 2018

    I did a primer, painted then stained and sealed method. In my whole house. It looks great kinda like acid stained wit out the cost and could do it my self

    • Lynne
      on Mar 15, 2018

      Thanks! What type of primer did you use? Did you use an epoxy to seal it?
  • Ran32600058
    on Mar 14, 2018

  • Ran32600058
    on Mar 15, 2018

    i used a primer from lowes a Valspar- stainblocking Bonding primer / sealer
    then painted w Valspar Duramax- exterior satin, a tan color paint. Then i used Behr semi transparent concrete stain (not the dye)- color gas to be made - used the darkest- something like Loden, to get the multi color - i rolled on & once it was partly dry i did a second time in random pattern - carefull its dry enough not to pull off the color you 1st put down.
    when all done i did a polyurathane for floors over top, 2 coats
    I saw it done on a post several years ago.
    If your slab is in good shape & a pretty much the same all over, you maybe able to skip the prime & paint - I had all kinds of over spray on the slab from them painting the walls and had to scrape up all the glue marks from the carpet padding - so i did the paint to give me a blank slate to start with
  • Shore grandmom
    on Mar 15, 2018

    Have you thought about a cork floor? Softer and warmer to stand on.
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