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wizzard419
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Joined: Jul 10, 2013
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Posted: 2014-04-09 7:35 pm   Permalink

In So Cal you can, I'm in OC.

Just because someone installed it doesn't actually mean they don't need a permit, most cities are quite shit at keeping track of things and it takes a neighbor feud to get caught.


 
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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 175
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2014-04-09 9:14 pm   Permalink

Dunno anything about fixing the cracks, but I'm considering doing something like this to my garage floor when the time comes to build my bar.

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/article/home-3/flooring

howlinowl

P.S......actually, now that I think about it, maybe a bartop would be cool, too.


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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 117
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2014-04-09 9:42 pm   Permalink

I don't remember the brand but I have used filler to fix parts in a slab that was hit with a hammer and had chips missing like that. It was in a can and you mix with water, it adhered much better than expected.

For a finish, that etching stain they sell works great and gives different color shades in which ever color you chose. You just spray it on with a pump up sprayer like you would spray weed killer or bug spray. coat the whole thing. Since your inside you may have to mop it later instead of hosing, Mop with a little water and baking soda to stop the etching. A few day later after it's good and dry use a paint roller and paint on the clear which dries in a couple hours. After a couple of coats your done and you have a finish tough enough to use on a driveway and look good for many years.

We have a few floors done like that here and they look good and nothing else ever has to be done with it. It is really easy and permanent and cheaper than almost any floor covering.

Not mine but it looks like this as far as different shades, the cement determines the different shades of whatever color you pick.




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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-04-10 07:41 am   Permalink

I'm loving the paper floor idea. I can see that being used in lots of places. I wonder if you could do a bit of a grey wash on the paper first to get a greyer slate look to it?

I worked in a store one time with stained concrete and it was the easiest floor I ever had to clean. We mopped it daily and it looked great for years.

- Dale
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-04-10 08:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-09 21:14, howlinowl wrote:
Dunno anything about fixing the cracks, but I'm considering doing something like this to my garage floor when the time comes to build my bar.

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/article/home-3/flooring

howlinowl

P.S......actually, now that I think about it, maybe a bartop would be cool, too.



OMG I love it!!!!


 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-04-10 08:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-10 07:41, littlegiles wrote:
I'm loving the paper floor idea. I can see that being used in lots of places. I wonder if you could do a bit of a grey wash on the paper first to get a greyer slate look to it?

I worked in a store one time with stained concrete and it was the easiest floor I ever had to clean. We mopped it daily and it looked great for years.

- Dale




I'm loving the idea of painting the floor too


 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1400
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-04-10 08:37 am   Permalink

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On 2014-04-09 19:06, Pele Paul wrote:
I was going to put it in the backyard



You could put plastic grass in some areas of the backyard and drought tolerant landscaping in the others. Throw in some citrus trees, palm trees and a water feature and it'll look like paradise or a Palm Springs golf course. Citrus trees take a lot of water so if you don't want to go that route I think Palo Verde trees are really pretty. Red Bird of Paradise is something that is drought tolerant, but looks tropical.
My parents live in the Phoenix area and the fake grass out there gets very hot in the summertime, but it's 115 there daily.

Have fun and congratulations!

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