Painting a Concrete Floor
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A home’s outdoor flooring usually gets the least priority during construction or renovation, especially when the budget is tight.
But a spruced up concrete floor can turn plain in to fabulous in no time, and could even increase your home’s real estate value.
The website Oneprojectcloser.com for instance shared that their garage looked so much better after they applied an epoxy concrete floor coating. ““Our garage workshop floor was in need of some serious TLC. We applied an epoxy garage floor coating to cover the ugly oil stains and give the shop a nice, polished look. I’m amazed at the difference the floor makes and would recommend an epoxy coating for anyone looking to class-up their garage, basement or other concrete surface.”
Check out the step-by-step instructions here.
Lollyjane.com also magnified the difference of a painted concrete floor from a plain one – and even with that with wall to wall carpeting.
“We knew wood floors were out of our budget soooooo, we ripped up the carpet and painted the concrete. It was definitely labor intensive and we finished the night before the photo shoot but we got it done and it looks great! We’re here to share some thing we learned along the way, if you ever feel like painting concrete floors.”
Check out the Do-it-Yourself Guide here.
If you however really want to have a wooden flooring but just lack the budget for it, then you might want to head on over at homeguides.sfgate.com, where they shared how to paint a concrete flooring and make it look like wood.
“There are many ways to make plain concrete more attractive, and one method is to paint it. You can even faux paint concrete to make it look like something else. Simulating a wood texture will make your cold concrete surface look warm and organic. Making very realistic woodgrain texture takes some effort, but even an amateur can manage it with the right tools and technique.”
Check out the process here.
So are you thinking of sprucing up your flooring?