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Old 09-20-2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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I'm remodeling a small 10'x10' breezeway between my house and garage. It curently has carpet glued to the concrete. It is coming off pretty easily. But it leaving a pretty nasty residue. I'd like to lay vinyl on the concrete. What's the best way to clean the concrete and what's the best adhesive to use for vinyl on concrete? I have some Roberts brand 3000 "Multi-use" glue left over from doing my bathroom floor. Should that work? I also have one concrete step from this room into my house. What's the best way cover that? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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What do you mean by residue, it is a black rubber that is on the floor? Is it just some adhesive, yellowish, with trowel marks in it? Either way, you want to scrape all of that residue up, so you are down to bare concrete, look at the concrete and think with sheet vinyl I will see every imperfection in that floor. You can do some light prep work and do an ardex skim coat, and put down sheet vinyl, but I am not sure if that will work in the long run.

This could be 20 questions, is the breeze way heated, exposure to the elements, safety, etc etc. It really sounds like you should think about ceramic. There are too many unknown variables, to give you a direct answer


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I'm remodeling a small 10'x10' breezeway between my house and garage. It curently has carpet glued to the concrete. It is coming off pretty easily. But it leaving a pretty nasty residue. I'd like to lay vinyl on the concrete. What's the best way to clean the concrete and what's the best adhesive to use for vinyl on concrete? I have some Roberts brand 3000 "Multi-use" glue left over from doing my bathroom floor. Should that work? I also have one concrete step from this room into my house. What's the best way cover that? Any help would be appreciated.

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I'd also seriously consider ceramic, because I'm assuming the breezeway is exposed to the elements.

Yeah, get the glue residue up real good.
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I would acid stain the concrete. Scoring the concrete adds a decorative aspect, before acid staining.


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We have a polished concrete floor in the addition side of our house. I haven't done the final polish yet, but have got it to 220, which is pretty nice already.
May even leave it at that.
Do you recommend a topical finish, or a penetrating sealer. Personally I'd prefer not using a topical sealer, because it probably will cause refraction instead of reflection. But then, I'm not sure if reflection is such a good idea either, because that would be very slippery if the floor got wet.
Do you have any experience with this?

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I'd polish it out, if that is the look your going for.

I know enough about concrete polishing, to be dangerous.
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I was afraid ceramic would be recomended. The room is fully enclosed, vinyl siding, insulated, stud walls, drywall. I'm planing on putting an electric baseboard heater in the room too. Ceramic would be easier when it came to the step. It just costs more. I've completly gutted and remodeled the whole house myself over the last 2 years, windows, siding, everything. We're planing on selling in a year or so. I guess ceramic would be cheaper that vinyl than doesn't work and then ceramic. Thanks guys.
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Scored and acid staind concrete. This is not ceramic, but just the concrete.


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That looks pretty nice. Is it a lot of work?
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Way less then setting tiles!!

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