My post today isn’t super glamorous but we get asked about our floors all the time so I feel like writing this is time well spent. Starting about 7 years ago, we began the process of staining the concrete floors in our house. When we first moved in, the floors were covered in carpet in some rooms, linoleum in others and linoleum AND carpet in the majority of the house. We immediately stripped what we could and lived with the glue and linoleum backer for a while before fully tackling the project. It was a process because we did the floors in sections and actually finished the last room (our room and bathroom) about 2.5 years ago. I’m going to try my best to remember all of the details for you, should you be interested in staining your floors.
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I’ve mentioned before that we removed walls, you can see those lines on our floors too. And see the holes? Those were left from carpet strips.
the longest. Here’s what I think is different about those rooms.When you mix the epoxy, there’s an option to add a packet of clear sand stuff that creates a non slip texture to the floors. I believe it comes with it but I linked to some here. I’m not sure that this is the difference and I only used half of the bag in these rooms but I feel like it makes the finish stronger or the grit helps from things scrapping or sticking to the floors. Since then, I used the same stuff in our room and bathroom so hopefully they’ll stay stronger too.
kitchen, its like my bare feet stick to the floor there and sometimes
pick up the finish.. I should really stop standing there but it’s my thing.. Every now and then I paint some modpodge over the spots that are chipping in order to protect them from chipping further.