05:55AM | 09/20/02
Member Since: 09/19/02
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My parents are building a new house and my Mom is interested in having a concrete floor in the kitchen.

Anyone know where I find information on how to do this?


06:03AM | 09/25/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
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A question: does she mean pouring a concrete slab, or does she mean putting some concrete material down on a floor that has a crawl space under it?
It would make a big difference. And both options must be planned and designed before the house is started.


06:11AM | 09/25/02
Member Since: 09/19/02
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Thanks for your response.

She's looking for a concrete floor in the kitchen which will have a full basement under it. She wants concrete that is scored to look like ceramic tiles, instead of using actual ceramic tiles. It's something she saw in a home on HGTV, but the show did not explain how to do it.


07:34AM | 09/25/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Now I understand the question.
But I don't have an answer. Hopefully, someone else will know.


02:08PM | 09/25/02
Why not use ceramic tile, quarry tile, or stone tiles? They are much easier to repair should there ever be a problem. Concrete has a good potential for cracking and can not be easily repaired when it is used for a finished floor suspended over a basement.




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