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Old 06-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hello all. We closed in our carport to make a game room and the floor is a little rough on your bare feet. We painted it once with a latex porch paint but that didn't help the smoothness. What is the least expensive, self-leveling product we can buy to make it a little softer on our feet? It gets a lot of traffic because it has 2 exterior doors we use a lot.

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Self leveling compound is to soft for a floor surface--it is intended to be covered with tile,carpet or vinyl.

Have you considered using ceramic tile? There are some nice tiles available for little money--could look very nice----Mike----

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Thanks for the reply, Mike. Yes...I had thought of that but was hoping to do it for $100 or less. Can't really afford tile right now. I just want something that will fill in a little bit of the roughness/unevenness and make it a little softer to walk on. What about those epoxy floor paints?
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If the floor is rough, paints not going to help.
Now that you have used latex paint on it that also will narrow down your options.
Think about some rugs.
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The thick bodied epoxies ar going to break the budget---the affordable kits are as thin and watery as regular paint---

Yes that would do it but the thick epoxies are over $100 for a one gallon kit--check with Sherwin Williams paint company--they make a nice one.
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Hello all. We closed in our carport to make a game room and the floor is a little rough on your bare feet. We painted it once with a latex porch paint but that didn't help the smoothness. What is the least expensive, self-leveling product we can buy to make it a little softer on our feet? It gets a lot of traffic because it has 2 exterior doors we use a lot.

Thanks for your help!!!!




Now that it's been painted,either cover it with a rug or wear shoes.
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I would suggest renting a concrete grinder and going over the entire floor. This will both smooth and prep the floor to be either sealed, stained or epoxied.

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