Originally Posted by Gulledge
...Now, I'm with Rusty on the concrete issue. Cold, hard and unconfortable. The fact that you are even considering it, tells me you just want something, tough, durable and cheap.
Thank you for the responses, Rusty and Gulledge. The cold factor is probably my main concern regarding the concrete. It would only be the one room, though, which is probably around 12 feet square, and I can minimize it somewhat with an area rug (maybe) and also by virtue of the french doors that let in a fair amount of sunlight in the afternoon.
And you're right on another count, i do just "want something." we just moved into this house a few weeks ago; it was a short sale and the previous tenant had a dog and didn't take very good care of the carpet in this room, so it's stinky and not very attractive, and I also hate using a rolling office chair on carpet.
Was thinking using the concrete would be the cheapest (finances are a concern right now) and quickest alternative at the moment with a little elbow grease. May just be an intermediate solution until I can do something down the road, either a laminate or some kind of tile or "upscale" linoleum. I do like some of the things you can achieve with concrete, however.
Thanks again for your comments!