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#11 Anybodyhome


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

If you're installing over the top of an existing slab, make sure a moisture barrier is between the 2 slabs. Concrete wicks moisture from the ground below. Radiant heat is the way to go if being installed over existing slab. Concrete is not only cold, it's very cold. So much so that your feet, and the wife and kids as well, would numb if they weren't wearing shoes. Socks won't even help.

Concrete is extremely porous and, as mentioned above, it has to be sealed a few times a year whether it's countertops or floors.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

If you're installing in a kitchen like the picture above and it's not an already existing slab, you can do acid stained concrete flooring with heating elements underneath - the same kind that you put under tile. Heated flooring mats are relatively cheap to install compared to a 10 years ago.

Now that would be the real deal. Lay a new layer on top if heating elements.

Would be a butch if you had issues with the heating system.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

also a bitch of you have issues with passing out after a long night of drinking!!!

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