Archive for February, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Concrete finishing and doing stains

Concrete flooring, though dull & uninviting in appearance is the most durable type of flooring available as yet. The best part is that, with the help of a broom finish & stain, you can make it appealing enough. This however, is a much creative job than it is related to the engineering. Here are a few tips to help you finish the job satisfactorily.

Be ready with everything before casting the concrete. Arrange the frame neatly around the floor area. Pour the concrete. Use the flat board (screed) to even the top layer. Then use the bull float to flatten the concrete. Let the bleed or residual water to seep out. This is especially necessary for outdoor flooring projects. Broom the floor, taking care you do not step on the cleaned area.

After the concrete dries, mix the stain & spray it on the floor. Do not forget it wear protective clothing & to open the doors & windows to let out the fumes. Let the floor cure for about a week.

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