Way to cover a concrete porch without tearing out the concrete

by Ksm14906838
  4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 18, 2018

    why do you want to cover it?

    • Ksm14906838 Ksm14906838 on May 28, 2018

      Hi Janet:

      Here is a little more info:

      The small farm house (4 room house) was built around the 1920's and the porch floor was wood. At some point the porch needed to be replaced and concrete was used; there is also 3 concrete steps.

      Though the years, the concrete has become very rough (a lot of the rock showing), it is "chippy" and not level. I would like to even out the roughness without tearing the existing concrete surface out and starting over.

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on Apr 18, 2018

    Hi K,

    Why not paint it and then lay an outdoor carpet on it with a pops of color bringing in whatever you decide to paint the porch? Here are a few pictures of different ideas, even if you don't like them, maybe they will give you an idea that you'll love! 1st on they painted to look like it has a runner on it, 2nd one they stenciled and the 3rd they painted it to look like slate :) Hope this helps :)

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Apr 18, 2018

    Is the concrete still good? If so, the sky’s the limit. You can stain it, cover with some sort of stone product, cover it with faux decking or get an interesting patio rug. Heaven knows there are hundreds of them available in multiple patterns and colors.

    if you need to trim one of these poly rugs to size, trim where it meets the house and seal the edge with Gorilla tape $10.

    In all cases you obviously need to clean it first. If it’s a bit imperfect, get an exterior concrete crack filler to discourage it from deteriorating further.