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Old 06-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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how to smooth a basement floor?


I have an older basement floor that is rough. How do I put a smooth surface over the older rough floor?

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Old 06-04-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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Rough as in has a broom finish?
Rough as in has chunks missing and is broken?
Rough as in the surface is scaling?
Pretty level or not?

Pictures would help.

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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I have a similar problem and found that you can buy floor leveler. It comes in a dry powder form (like cement) and is mixed with water.
I'm hoping to level off my floor with this product.
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we use polymer-modified cement w/fine aggregate NOT avail at any apron store,,, look to a pro const supply house instead,,, floor levelers do not usually have the abrasion resistance OR compressive strength necessary for resurfacing on their own,,, proper PREP is the key - that + reading AND understanding the directions
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If applicable you can rent a machine with grinding stones attached, ( like a floor polisher ) It will grind off high spots, and can give the cement a cut stone appearance if it is done long enough. It can be a dusty job, so wet down the surface first.
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some rental yards will have edco grinders - 6 diamond inserts held on w/oak wedges not aware of anyone renting pro stuff to h/o-diy'ers,,, impo, edco's a decent machine but we own other brands,,, btw, nothing's dusty IF you have the right vac hooked up properly
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if its just a rough texture, I'd paint.
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thought everyone knew, by now, there's no paint that'll adhere to conc 'cept temporarily,,, then its a pita to remove & resurface

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