Comments on: Bargain DIY Concrete Floor http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:19:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: bobbi http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-957054 bobbi Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:19:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-957054 I wanted to let you know that I did this finish on my sunroom floor, and it is so happy looking! I’ve had it for a couple of months now, and it seems to be wearing beautifully. The guy at the place where I bought the Ardex looked at me like I was crazy when I told him what I was doing. Little did he know! Thank you so much for the tutorial :)

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By: Creative flooring ideas - Andrea's Notebook http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-956098 Creative flooring ideas - Andrea's Notebook Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:01:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-956098 [...] DIY concrete floors over plywood. Details at Design Mom. [...]

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By: DIY Concrete Projects | Petite Modern Life http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-955072 DIY Concrete Projects | Petite Modern Life Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:17:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-955072 [...] > Concrete Floors by Design Mom < [...]

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-914962 Design Mom Wed, 14 May 2014 20:13:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-914962 Hi Jill! I would be very nervous to try this method in a bathroom that is used daily. I would definitely think using a water proof barrier was necessary.

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By: Jill Bloodsworth http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-914945 Jill Bloodsworth Wed, 14 May 2014 19:35:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-914945 I am thinking of doing this in our half bath. I see other tutorials use several steps and water proof barriers such as felt paper, metal lath, crushed stone, sand, 6 mil sheet plastic for vapor barrier, insulation board etc.

Yours seems WAY more simple! Do you think for a half bath on the main floor these other steps should be taken? It is used daily by our family and guests when they are here.

Thank you!

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By: Annie Craven http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-910303 Annie Craven Wed, 07 May 2014 23:27:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-910303 Really loving this look! A great alternative flooring that will be extremely durable. Thanks for sharing your project, I will be definitely trying this on my new project.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-907874 Design Mom Mon, 05 May 2014 06:12:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-907874 Yes. There are hairline cracks at the plywood seams. I don’t mind them. But I am told if you staple down a layer or burlap first, and then add the cement layers, that it will prevent those cracks. I haven’t tried it, but it might be worth a shot.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-907870 Design Mom Mon, 05 May 2014 06:01:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-907870 No noticeable wear beyond the hairline cracks at the plywood seams. I’m still loving it! It’s so inexpensive, that for me, it’s one of those things that’s worth a try. If it doesn’t work, you can always lay carpet or tile or VCT over it.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-907863 Design Mom Mon, 05 May 2014 05:54:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-907863 Hi Nova. The floor is holding up wonderfully. No dust or chalkiness at all — the sealant prevents any of that. The only cracks are along the plywood seams, as I mentioned above. There are no other cracks at all (hooray!). This is not a space that gets tons and tons of traffic (like a hallway), but I’m impressed so far.

Even with cracks on the seams, it’s definitely a big improvement over bare plywood. The cracks are hairlines, nothing major at all. And if you’re up for experimenting, you could certainly try to staple down a layer of burlap first and then add the concrete over that. Supposedly, that prevents cracks on the seams.

Good luck!

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By: Nova http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-907776 Nova Mon, 05 May 2014 02:29:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-907776 Hi there, Great post!
I’m so curious to hear how well the loft floor is holding up.
I have 2 children’s rooms that have had their carpet removed (for some time now) and absolutely need something in the mean time until we can afford our timber floorboards through out the whole house.
Has it cracked? gotten dusty/chalky?
I can’t stop thinking about this, please put me out of my misery.
My husband says no it won’t work, but I don’t have a problem at all about proving him wrong lol. He and our son go away in a few weeks so Id love to get it done then when its just my daughter and I at home.
Thanks in advance!! :-)

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By: Faith http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-906521 Faith Sat, 03 May 2014 04:18:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-906521 I’m thinking of doing this in a small space, but there’s a tiny bit of flex in the floor plywood flooring (3rd floor, older home)… Have you seen any cracking in your reading loft ?

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By: America http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-906355 America Fri, 02 May 2014 20:34:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-906355 Would love to hear an update and any reflections you have a couple months after the fact. Have you noticed any wear yet? Is it easy to clean?

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-897947 Design Mom Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:38:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-897947 The concrete was a straightforward grey and the stain seemed to add both warm and cool tones. Not sure how it works, but it looks great!

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By: Bobbi http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-897607 Bobbi Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-897607 I love this post! A question about the stain – is that the ‘brown’ color in the pic, or the ‘blue’ color…in other words, did you warm up the actual color of the concrete, or cool it down…

I have a sunroom with this finish calling its name! Thank you!

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By: Angela http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-882477 Angela Mon, 07 Apr 2014 03:09:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-882477 I love this! I’m thinking of doing this to our sunroom. Any pointers on where to find a tutorial showing how to lay down the burlap first? Thanks!

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By: Logan Wilis http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-869484 Logan Wilis Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:27:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-869484 Nice Blog ! love the floors…

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By: Kath http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-860211 Kath Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:57:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-860211 Love it! I’d love concrete downstairs in the rumpus room, but it will be very $$. (At the moment we have super classy salmon tiles next to blue carpet (hmmm) It’s a high traffic area though, from the front door, leading to carpeted (completely different carpet) stairs. Wonder if u I could convince hubby to lay ply and do ur trick!!

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By: Raena http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-859153 Raena Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:32:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-859153 wow, this is fantastic! i wonder if this stuff would work as a wall finish?? very awesome!

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By: Yolanda http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-858652 Yolanda Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:53:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-858652 Very nice! Does it shrink as it dries and cures like thicker concrete? Will you use baseboards at the perimeter? Will you trim out the hatch opening? I like the idea of cool concrete here, because heat rises, and carpeting might be too uncomfortable in warmer months. You can always throw down a lambskin or other cuddly in the cooler months.

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By: amanda | wildly simple http://www.designmom.com/2014/02/bargain-diy-concrete-floor/comment-page-1/#comment-858364 amanda | wildly simple Sun, 02 Mar 2014 02:30:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45149#comment-858364 We’ve been planning on doing just this in our new master bath!
I’m excited.
I’ve worked with a similar concrete product on our boys’ bathroom counter top, and loved it.
We’ve also made our own concrete kitchen counter tops. I love them, too – but the faux-finish is so much easier.
Your floor looks great!

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