How can I make over a cement basement floor?


I have ripped up the carpet in my basement and there is all this black stuff on my floor from the carpet. I am trying to find cheap ideas that I can do for the basement with out it costing me an arm and a leg.

  5 answers
  • Rymea Rymea on Oct 17, 2019

    Paint is the cheapest. Scrape up the black stuff, clean the floor and paint it. Do not use drylock on the floor.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 17, 2019

    Since the carpet adhesive residue is going to be a lot of work to fully get up and you’re going to need to degrease or otherwise clean the whole floor-

    I would use a faux sponge roller cover and two similar shades of concrete paint and create a mottled/granite look.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Oct 17, 2019

    You could tile over.

  • Heje Heje on Oct 17, 2019

    One Hometalker used a hair dryer and scrapped off as much as they could of the warm residue. Then they were able to put some plank over the floor.

  • Heje Heje on Oct 17, 2019

    One person used WD Forty to help remove leftover black stuff on the floor.