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Old 12-07-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Tips for using concrete slab as finish floor?


Ill be building a 10x12' slab on grade (insulated) 1 story cabin in the coming months and am planning to keep the concrete as the finish floor.

Would it be practical to apply a self leveling compound to the entire floor surface and treat that as the finish floor? If so, can this be tinted with color?

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Why would you want to do that?
What would be wrong with just using the original slab?
I must be missing something.

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Why would you want to do that?
What would be wrong with just using the original slab?
I must be missing something.
My reasoning is to reduce the number of materials used. I figured "Why buy flooring when I already have a perfectly good slab"
I could just float the slab nice and even and use that, yes, but I thought maybe a self leveler could give it a more refined smooth finish

Edit: Also forgot to mention, the floor would be thermal mass to collect heat in the winter

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Well maybe...

There are self levellers made for that specific reason.

If you are building a new slab why would you need a self leveller over the top of it?
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