I plan on putting down laminate flooring in about a year, but I'm sick
(almost literally) of my carpet and was thinking of either just living on
bare concrete or should I treat it or paint it until I put the flooring
down? If I need to paint/treat it with something; are there any sites y'all
know of that give good tips?
If your going to cover it anyway do not worry about the epoxy or concrete
stains. Why waste the money and time on the product.
I ripped out the carpet in the house I live in when I moved in. ( about a
year ago ). a lot easier to keep clean, a damp mop or my favorite is the 4
foot wide dust sweeper with a mixture of bleach and orange clean. I bought
the tile for the house recently but I have some ceilings and painting to do
Construction bottom up
finishes top down
Did you have much adhesive under the carpet? How did you get it cleaned up
and how well did it clean up?
My kitchens carpet is looking pretty shabby and I want it gone(there
shouldnt be carpet in kitchens!) but there seems to be a lot of adhesive
If something in the carpet is making you ill, the paint you put down may
have an effect on you also, so precede with caution on that. Oil paints
will have much more odor than a latex based paint though. It may look ugly
in the meantime with nothing. Perhaps some cheap throw rugs or even some
cheap vinyl flooring rolled out will do for now.
A lot depends on the quality of the concrete floor. If it is pretty
hard trowelled concrete you might be just as happy if you did an acid
stain job and sealed it. Google "acid stained concrete" look at the
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