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How to Pour a Concrete Floor

Learn how to pour a concrete floor for a masculine feel to a bathroom.

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard

Highlights:

Step 1: Dam the Room

The floor the homeowner chose will look more like nature stone than concrete. It is a stamped concrete overlay that is more scratch resistant than natural stone. Dam the room with lumber strips to keep concrete in the area you want it.

Step 2: Mix and Pour the Concrete

Mix the concrete according to the directions with a mixing bit on a heavy-duty drill (Image 1). Mix it until it is the consistency of a thick pancake batter. Pour the fresh concrete over the floor, then go over it with a 1/4" gauge rake to bring it level (Image 2). The concrete was poured over the toilet collar flange and will be cut out later.

Step 3: Smooth the Concrete

Once the concrete is spread, go over the area with a large rubber squeegee to smooth any peaks and to close any lines left by the gauge rake. If any wires are sticking up, you can pin them down with wire staples, and then remove when the concrete is dry.

smooth concrete with squeegee

Step 4: Stamp the Design

At the end of the project, they will come back and lay down the finish coat and stamp it with the design to give it a textured look.

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