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    tamjhorner Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 23, 2009, 09:06 AM
    Interior concrete floors over the existing concrete slab
    Can you put an interior decorative concrete floor over an existing concrete slab that now is carpeted
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    creahands Posts: 2,854, Reputation: 195
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    Apr 23, 2009, 10:25 AM

    Hi tamjhorner

    I have concrete over existing slab and it seems fine. Been down about 10 yrs.

    It is 3 inches thick with wire mesh in it.

    Be sure to remove carpet and adhesive used to hold carpet down.

    Good luck

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    Apr 23, 2009, 10:26 AM

    You can but have you considered what to do with all your door jams and other fixtures in the home including transitions to other rooms?
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    Apr 24, 2009, 08:58 AM
    No not really. What are my options?
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    Apr 24, 2009, 11:21 AM
    There is an overlay concrete product that you can use but I just acid etch the concrete and either stain it or prime it with concrete bonding primer and faux paint it. I seal it with a few coats of water based poly and then apply a few coats of ZEP high trafiic floor finish.
    I am doing a concrete floor right now to resemble mahogany wood floors.

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