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How to Install a Base for a Concrete Floor

Concrete can be an interesting design statement for kitchen floors. New concrete-based products allow DIYers to create custom looks to suit their tastes.

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Materials

  • No. 30 asphalt felt
  • flexible air hose
  • metal lath
  • Texture Pave
  • galvanized finish staples

Tools

  • pneumatic stapler
  • air compressor
  • variable speed drill
  • gauge rake
  • measuring containers
  • utility knife with breakaway blades
  • safety glasses
  • work gloves
  • hammer
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • plastic squeegee
  • putty knife
  • dust mask
  • shop vacuum
  • 12" all-purpose pattern snips
  • paint and mud mixer

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