Goodbye Garage- Concrete FloorsPosted: March 21, 2017 | |
Today, I’m going to share the flooring situation in the garage. If you noticed in the pictures in my previous post they are just your typical concrete floors you would find in a garage.
Here’s a pic to refresh your memory:
Our only two options for flooring were tile or refinishing the concrete. Well, we quickly decided to go with refinishing the concrete for budgeting purposes. Definitely the most cost effective and I actually really like the look of stained concrete floors.
Here are a few inspiration photos:
I like the gray tone, matte finish and clean/modern look.
We hired a concrete company to come out and tell us our options.
Option 1- clean, pour an overlay of two coats of concrete to smooth out any imperfections, stain and seal. $$$$
Option 2- clean, no overlay, seal and stain. $$
We decided to go with option 2 because we need to save anywhere we can. I’ve got a nursery to do here…haha!!
The guys came in, cleaned & stained one day and came back the next day to seal. The floors had to cure for 2 days which meant no walking on them, but we were out of town so it didn’t matter. They actually got 4 days of no walking so they were extra cured. 🙂
Because we opted out of the overlay to save money, you can still see imperfections in the concrete, but it doesn’t bother us and there will be rugs to cozy it up.
If money hadn’t been an issue we would’ve done the overlay or maybe even tile, but working within our budget, this was the best option and I’m pleased with the outcome! I like the gray tone of the stain and the clean/modern look.
Next up, TRIM!! In my next post, I will share the trim work I knew I wanted to add for that extra punch. 🙂
Can’t wait to share more progress!!