How do I put flooring on concrete?

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I have a breezeway between my garage and home. The floor is concrete. I would like to do something with it but I am not sure what. It snows in the state I live in so the floor will have to be very durable.

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  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Aug 13, 2018

    Hi Dalyn! How about painting it with a concrete paint and then stenciling it to look like an outdoor patterned rug? Seal it when done and voila! 😁

  • Dee Dee on Aug 13, 2018

    Dalyn: About the only thing I would try would be tile. Other than that I would use concrete stain and then you can stencil a pattern.

  • Gk Gk on Aug 13, 2018

    Is your breezeway closed in from the elements of cold, snow, rain and ice? If not, you are rather limited as to what you can use for materials. You could build and lay a deck like structure over the concrete with the joists resting on the concrete and then eventually stain it. If you paint your concrete you may have issues with bubbling and peeling because of your weather.

    • Dalyn Dalyn on Aug 13, 2018

      The breezeway currently has indoor outdoor carpet. It is enclosed but it's not heated in the winter.

  • Stain or tile would be my suggestion. Stain might be best as with the freeze and thaw cycles, it could loosen the tiles and they will crack, heave and crumble over time.

  • DeBorah Beatty DeBorah Beatty on Aug 13, 2018

    Can you put a clear sealer over it and just keep the concrete or do you need something to be anti slip?

    • Dalyn Dalyn on Aug 13, 2018

      I'm just looking for an idea that would look finished instead of plain concrete.

  • Dalyn Dalyn on Aug 13, 2018

    I like the staining or stencil idea. Just concerned about if it would hold up. It is a very high traffic area.

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