Flooring for garages and basements – The biggest factor to consider with any floor finish in a basement is moisture. If moisture is present, you must repair any cracks in the cement floor and foundation, and then seal the floor with epoxy or latex-based waterproof mix. When the basement is moisture resistant, you can choose from a wide range of floor finishes.
The same type of epoxy paint is sold to seal and color flooring for garages and basements can be used on concrete kilns. Epoxy gives a tough, durable surface on concrete but color selection is limited. Another option is to seal the floor then use latex paint, which is available in a variety of colors. Using latex on a basement floor offers the same creative possibilities as painting walls, such as faux finish, color mix and a granite look. After curing, seal latex with several layers of paint to give a long lasting finish.
Stains specially formulated for Flooring for garages and basements are widely available and are used to tone the concrete in earthy colors. It can be applied in different color layers, if desired. Stains offer a chance to design floors that look like stone, tiles or marble. Concrete stains are found in water-based formulas that dry quickly, emit low odors and clean up easily.