How to decorate a concrete floor?


Our patio is enclosed and I want to decorate the floor.

  15 answers
  • You could stain it or paint a rug on it.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 11, 2020

    The surface can be saw-cut to look like brick or stone floors for the country look or a Mediterranean feel. A contemporary room design can be enhanced using acid stain to decorate concrete floors. Painted concrete floors set the tone for less-formal room design. Decorators find that a concrete floor surface offers wonderful flexibility to bring texture and color into room design.


    things you'll need:

    * Carpenter's pencil

    * Circular saw

    * Masonry blade

    * Safety glasses

    * Face mask

    * Broom

    * Mop

    * Concrete stain

    * Finishing sealer

    * Epoxy paint

    * Urethane sealer


    Saw-Cut Concrete Floors


    Select a geometric or free-form pattern to cut into the floor. Trace the pattern onto the concrete surface using a carpenter pencil. Keep the pattern lines at least 1 foot away from the walls, allowing space to maneuver the concrete cutting saw.


    Attach a masonry blade to a hand-held circular saw. Set the blade depth to ¼ inch. Put on protective safety glasses and face mask. Follow the pattern outline as you cut a groove into the concrete.


    Sweep up and remove dust and debris. Run a damp mop over the entire surface several times until all fine particles are removed.

    Acid-Stain Concrete Floor Decoration


    Choose a faux granite, marble or color-wash finish pattern to complement the overall room design. Draw patterns on the floor with a pencil or follow existing saw-cut lines.


    Clean floor with soapy water and rinse repeatedly until all residue is removed. Allow to dry completely.


    Apply acid-based stain to each section of the floor design with a swab using brushing and tapping motions. Wear a face mask and protective glasses throughout the process. Make sure the room is well ventilated.


    Apply a sealer coat when the floor is completely dry. Allow to set for at least one day before moving in furniture.

    Decorate a Concrete Floor With Paint


    Determine if the finished floor will be all one color or if you will use a pattern. Draw any selected pattern on a clean concrete floor.


    Select an epoxy-based paint formulated for concrete surfaces. Spread paint thoroughly on the concrete using a paint roller and brushes for edges. Wear safety glasses and a face mask at all times. Allow the paint to dry for at least one full day. Add a second coat of paint and allow it to dry for another day.


    Apply a coat of urethane over the entire floor surface. Leave the urethane coating to harden for two days.

  • Gk Gk on Apr 11, 2020

    You could stencil! Just make sure you use the right paint for outside surfaces!

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Apr 11, 2020

    Once you paint it it will always be a maintenance issue. I'd just find a fun colorful rug.

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 12, 2020

    Hi Linda. You could use stencils to make the floor look new again. I have also seen people stencil drop cloths to be used as rugs. It makes a big statement for a small amount of money.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 12, 2020

    Hi! I would suggest a concrete stain or paint. I recently saw a concrete porch that looked just like brick. It was done with a stencil.

    It was done like this:

  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Apr 12, 2020

    There's some gorgeous ideas here on Hometalk

  • Stenciling the concert would be a popular option.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 12, 2020

    Hello Linda,

    Use Concrete/Tile and Brick paint and start at the far corner and work backwards. If the floor has not been painted before it might be worth using a vac and a sealer on it first. Best wishes. Once you have a solid colour down, you can always use a stencil on it at anytime to add interest.

  • You could paint it and use different colors to make a pattern or stencil on it. We painted our concrete patio and it looks fabulous.

  • Paint a pattern on it like patterned tiles.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Apr 13, 2020

    I would tape off an area to create a painted rug. Paint a rectangle, add fringe lines on the edges and add a decorative detailed design if you wish. Or paint stripes in the "rug".

  • Linda Lyshol Linda Lyshol on Apr 13, 2020

    Thank you for the great suggestions!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 13, 2020

    You could stain it or add an indoor/outdoor rug.