Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We're Floored

We're almost done staining our concrete floors, but I couldn't resist putting this picture up: Here is what our floors will look like - concrete stained with a soy-based (Soycrete) stain and sealed with a matte-finish sealer from the same manufacturer (Acrysoy).

Several reasons for the slightly unusual choice of flooring: concrete floors provide the thermal mass both for passive solar heating and for the radiant floor heat; and staining the concrete was by far the most economical option, compared to tile or hardwood or bamboo flooring. And, we think it looks cool - the stain brings out the structure of the concrete, and creates some really wonderful colors.


  1. Floors look great. I love stained concrete

  2. I agree with Anonymous. The concrete will always look good. And, with the radiant heat, they'll be comfortable, too.

  3. Thanks!!! The floors are interesting to look at, to see the variations in the coloring.