Drylock Basement Floor

Drylock Basement Floor

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Drylock Basement Floor

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Drylock Basement Floor

Most all 1-Part epoxy floor paints are going to have negative reviews regarding peeling and flaking since they are primarily used in a garage environment. They just are not as durable as a regular 2-Part epoxy. However, they can do quite well when used just for just foot traffic as you intend. Seal-Krete makes a primer exclusively for their product (Lock-Down) where as Behr recommends their multi-use primer. Also, Seal-Krete has been making product for garage floors much longer than Behr has. In your case, however, the point may be moot as you are using this in a basement and not a garage. The Behr product would most likely work fine for you if they have a color which you prefer. Since this is in a basement, you will want to wait at least 48 hours for it to dry properly. Longer if the humidity is up. A fan blowing across the floor helps tremendously.
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Drylock Basement Floor

This does not sound like it will work. If you are sure that the moisture is coming up from below, paint will not stop it, it will only seep under the paint and start making bubbles. DryLok is a good idea, but it isn’t made for the type of treatment a floor gets, I don’t believe it would stand up well even if you covered it with a good quality paint. I would re-test to make sure that it really is coming up from below, that is pretty unusual. On a very dry day when there is no moisture anywhere tape a larger piece of plastic on the floor (at least a foot square) and use duct tape to seal all the sides down. If it is indeed coming from below then you have a pretty serious drainage issue, because it would take water a long time to wick up through concrete. Hopefully this isn’t the issue and then you can paint the floor. As a side note, they make concrete paint that is cheaper than the garage floor paint and you can get it in many more colors. I think this would be preferred in a basement. Check out your local Sherwin Williams. Good Luck
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Drylock Basement Floor

Hardwoods Solid hardwoods are an elegant flooring option that adds depth and unique character to any space. With a wide variety of hardwood types—some of the most popular are red and white oak, maple, cherry, white ash and hickory &#151 hardwood floors can be tailored to your individual taste. Solid wood flooring adds not only to the beauty of a home but to its value as well. Image courtesy of US Floors Bamboo Bamboo is a grass, and a fast-growing one at that. It can grow from a tiny sprout to being ready to harvest in just three to five years, which makes it a very eco-friendly flooring option. And fast turnaround isn’t the only great thing about this tall shoot. Bamboo is also fire-resistant, comes in easy-to-install planks and is 27 percent harder than Northern red oak and 13 percent harder than hard maple. Image courtesy of US Floors Engineered Similar in appearance to solid hardwood, engineered hardwood is composed of a core of hardwood, plywood or high-density fiberboard and a top layer of hardwood veneer that’s available in almost any species. Three to seven layers of the materials are then glued and compressed under high pressure and heat to create flooring that’s not only sturdy but completely resistant to humidity as well. Because of this, they’re perfectly suited to parts of the home where humidity and heat could be detrimental to solid hardwood floors, such as the kitchen and the basement. Image courtesy of Smith and Fong Flooring Linoleum Composed of materials like linseed oil, cork, limestone, wood flour and tree resins, linoleum is extremely durable, low-maintenance and comes in many patterns and colors. Available in sheets or more intricate cuts, linoleum can complement almost any home style. Marmoleum All-natural marmoleum is a renewable resource &#151 composed of recycled materials that are beneficial to the environment. Unlike linoleum, marmoleum is resistant to dust and dirt, making it allergen-free, and doesn’t have a strong odor. Available in sheets or tiles, marmoleum is low-maintenance and makes a reliable choice for high-traffic areas. Stone Natural stone tile is timeless and exudes organic beauty. No two tiles are the same, and they come in a wide array of choices, including granite, slate, marble, travertine, limestone and onyx. Stone tile is easy to clean, extremely durable and fire-resistant. Long-lasting and always in style, it can bring a rich and luxurious feel to any home. Ceramic The most common floor tile found in residential homes, ceramic tile is easy to maintain and extremely durable if properly cared for. Ceramic tiles come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, finishes and colors, which make this type of flooring easily compatible with almost any design style. Another benefit of ceramic floor tiles is that it’s finished with a durable glaze. Glazes come in high-gloss, semigloss and matte formats and make the floor water-resistant and easy to clean. Laminate Because it can duplicate the look of hardwood, natural stone and many other types of flooring, laminate is a great option for those on a budget who still desire an upscale look. Laminate is durable, low-maintenance and can be fitted over almost any subfloor, making it a practical but visually appealing flooring choice. Image courtesy of Alloc Tile Cork All-natural cork flooring comes from the cork oak, a native of the Mediterranean region, and naturally splits from the tree every nine to 15 years. Because there’s no harm to the trees, cork flooring is very environmentally-friendly. It’s also hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and mildew. Because of air that’s trapped inside the cells of the cork, cork flooring is also soft and forgiving, so it’s perfect for families with young children or those who just prefer to reduce the amount of vibration and noise in the home. And because cork is a natural product, the variations in tones and shades make it a unique flooring option. Image courtesy of Globus Cork Flooring Carpet With more options to choose from than many other floor coverings offer, carpet is still the principal choice for flooring in the home. The six basic styles of carpet are textured, saxony, frieze, cable, looped, and cut and loop. Thanks to advances in style and texture, these fibers can now blend in well with any home decor. Photo By: unknown

Drylock Basement Floor

Drylock Basement Floor
Drylock Basement Floor