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Basement Flooring Kansas City – Stained Concrete?

The heavy spring rains are back and unfortunately a lot of people are having their basements take on water.  People are sick of carpet and looking for a better solution.  Stained concrete basement flooring is highly popular and relatively inexpensive. (we usually are around $4/sq foot for a basic stain) and if you feel like doing it your self let me know…i have a consulting program to guide you through: floor prep, where to buy materials, techniques, and proper sealers.

Chad,

kansascityconcrete.net

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Water ruined your basement’s carpet? How about stained concrete!

The rain has taken a toll on the basements around the Kansas City metro that is for sure. Our ground is currently super saturated and it looks like it isn’t going to stop. We hear many people with carpet that has gotten wet and is ruined. Now what do you do? 1st, tear it out and throw it away of course, I’ve always thought that carpet in a basement was kind of nasty anyway for the most part.

Many are turning to stained concrete as a solution for their moisture problem. The concrete can be simply cleaned, stained, and top coated with a sealer. A couple of throw rugs and you are good to go.

Kansas City Epoxy flooring

Just a quick note on some of the epoxy products I have seen at some of the big box stores. I’m not totally against these products but there are a couple of things to keep in mind before you go applying them to your concrete surface.

  1. Prep your concrete, Prep your concrete, Prep your concrete. This can’t be said enough. Your concrete surface must be perfect before you going putting down your epoxy, and I mean perfect. If you don’t feel completely comfortable licking your garage floor then it isn’t prepped enough. It costs a little more money, but I would suggest renting a diamond grinder to remove stains/chemicals and to scarify the surface. These can be found at Bledsoe Rentals in Olathe (expect to pay around $150/day)
  2. Top coat your surface. Use a polyurethane or a clear epoxy to topcoat. This will protect your surface.
  3. Have a pro do it. Most every diy epoxy floor i’ve seen is flaking in a couple of years. I’m not saying that you can’t diy, or that the peoples floors that i’ve seen missed some steps that is why there are issues. All i’m saying is to come back and redo something is always more expensive than doing it right the first time.

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