I have a porch dilemma.
Well, actually, TWO porch dilemmas.
1. Our front porch
Our front porch was “tiled” by the previous owner with these very large concrete tiles.
First of all, I don’t love the colors. I’m not a huge fan of things that are orange. And second of all, when they break, it’s hard to fix!
And the GROUT. I hate grout anyways, but this is just impossible to keep clean!
Within the next few weeks, our house will be painted, and these tiles will then TOTALLY clash. Ugh! What to do? I wonder if I can paint it…
When it comes to flooring, there are so many options these days! Carpet? Tile? Laminate? Wood? What’s your preference?
Oh, now you’re thinking outside. Well, maybe. But what about inside? Would you be okay with having concrete floors in your home?
If you had asked me that question several weeks ago, I would have frowned. NOPE! I do NOT want concrete floors INside my house, are you kidding me?
But then the folks at KSI Kitchens sent me some valuable information to share with all of you, and I started picturing different spaces in my home with concrete floors! Check out what they had to say…and show!
Concrete is usually celebrated for its durability more than it is for its looks. While some people may find beauty in gray concrete, most homeowners are less than excited about plain concrete floors in their house. Fortunately, concrete can be given a complete makeover with an acid or acrylic stain. It’s a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too scenario: you get to keep the durability of the material while also improving its aesthetic appeal.
If you’re thinking about staining a concrete floor in your home, you’ll most likely want to work with a professional. It is possible to stain your own concrete floor, but there’s a lot of room for error—too little stain will leave the original color showing through, and an overzealous application can easily leave you with roller lines and mop swirls permanently etched into the floor.
Of course, just because you’re hiring a professional doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the process. Here’s what you need to know about what your contractor will be doing every step of the way.
First, it’s up to you to…
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