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Old 09-06-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Basement Floor - concrete Suggestions??

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We have a half of a finished basement that flooded last month and I had to rip up the carpet that was down there. We want to start rebuilding it to make it livable for my kids to play and for us to entertain.

We don't want to put carpet back down there in case it does flood again which I hope it does not.

Can anyone suggest what we could do the concrete floor to make it look really nice and livable? Right now there's only the glue from carpet and some furniture that we will be getting rid of down there.



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Old 09-06-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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You could stain/paint/tile/carpet over concrete. You say you have kids and want them to play so in my eyes carpet is still the best choice. Fix the flooding problem not "oh lets do this instead just in case".


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The flooding issue is a city wide where we live. We have taken the steps to prevent it from happening again but you can never tell what mother nature is going to throw in your path.

If we stain, paint, or tile I'll need to get that glue up. Correct? Besides scrapping by hand would using a concrete grinder do the job as well?

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For ceramic tile some glue can remain ----for the others you will need to rent a scraper or grinder.

Post pictures----I like ceramic with a nice rug on top.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:07 AM   #5
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I doubt you could successfully stain the floor after it has had adhesive on/in it. Grinding that type of adhesive isn't usually practical but you never know.

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #6
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My basement floor was painted with multiple layers of paint. It was hideous. Check out this thread.

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