We're thinking about ripping out our carpets and have just a concrete floor -- except we've never done this before. Our house is a small (775 sq ft), 1-story tract home built on a concrete slab in 1971. We don't want any fancy patterns or stains -- just solid colors. How hard is will this be? What are the basic steps? What are the possible complications?
Also, is there any reason why a finished concrete floor cannot be covered with traditional flooring (carpet, tiles, wood or laminates) at a later time?
my bride wants the same thing done in our condo,,, just plain grey conc which means removing the tile/facebrick/carpeting,,, when i've got that part done & have repair'd the floor, she'll want something else so i'll either acid-stain it or apply a polymer-modified cementitious overlay,,, we can always place/install carpet or tile later when she tires of the plain conc.
there isn't any ' paint ' that i would consider using,,, there are epoxies &, my favorite, poly-aspartic aliphatic polyureas - fast-curing, significant cost savings, productivity improvements, hi-build, low-temperature curing, and abrasion and corrosion resistance better than epoxies.