Cement Floors in living area’s?

Well i guess its now the “Green” thing to do and pretty trendy but we have had a cement floor in our house for years. Years ago we had a hot water heater blow out and our floors where ruined and we had to rip them all out, so in our kitchen and living room we have cement floor, the living room is covered with a carpet, but had no pad under it and the […]

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Concrete Floors

We are still building our house, and have had plans to do concrete floors also-at least in all but possibly the bedrooms. But, I was wondering how concrete floors might affect my back? Someone told me there might be more back pain from working (in the kitchen) on concrete floors. I don’t have back problems, but also don’t want any! Does anyone have any knowledge or experience on this? — You can buy for around […]

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Installing a heated basement floor

Minnesota winters, split foyer with basement concrete floors about 4′ below grade. Late 1970’s construction with 7 1/2′ ceiling and a cold basement in the wintertime. My sister is considering an electrically heated floor system in addition to other upgrades (insulation & re-ducting) that she is going to have done – Is this practical given the climate and the depth, below grade, of the concrete floor and the ceiling height? What other alternative does she […]

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Pull carpet tack strips out of dampened concrete

This may be common knowledge around here, but I’m taking up more of my old ratty carpet, and when I poured water on the tacks that hold the tack-strip in the concrete and let it soak in for an hour or so, most of the tacks came out of the concrete without a big chunk of conrete attached. Just pulled neatly out of their own little hole. On a related note… anybody figured out an […]

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