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Choosing the Right Concrete Floor Paint Color

Choosing the Right Concrete Floor Paint Color
Want to know about the best concrete floor paint colors? Here are some tips and ideas on the same. Keep reading...
Mamta Mule
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
Concrete floors are much common in the basements. If your basement has a stretch of flooring made of concrete finish, you'd know that it looks quite boring. Gray flooring looks just blank. While reworking a space that has a concrete base, you can consider the color of the floor. Yes, painting the floor can revamp its appearance and hence, add a unique touch to the space. With a bit of work, you can transform the appearance of your flooring and make it blend stylishly with your plush interior decor. Choosing the right colors is very important. With such a huge variety available in the market, which is the best shade and which is the best type of paint that you can go for? Here are some tips for you.
Types of Paint
Choosing the right type of paint is the key to a great-looking floor. A wrong choice of paint can lead to a chipped and cracked surface. Using water-based floor paints is not a great idea, as these do not adhere well. Oil-based paints are the best option. You can also opt for epoxy concrete paints, which are popularly used for this purpose. Remember these are the ultimate alternative and must be applied by a professional.

Working with a latex paint and finishing it with 3-4 coats of high gloss varnish is also a good option. Concrete stain is another option that you may consider. Its easy application with just a spray is where it scores more over other types of paints. You can spray many layers of one or more color and finish by sealing the same with several layers of sealer. Let's find out the best shades of paint color that you can choose from.
Best Paint Colors
From neutrals to flashy shades, you can take your pick. If you are opting for epoxy paint for concrete stain, you can check out the decorative variants. Those in marble, granite finish, mosaic tile finish are the best ones. You can consider the high gloss dual tone paints where two shades are used. Colors like beige and chocolate, gray and black, gray and white, grapevine, and darkest purple are classic picks for painting concrete. You can also consider picking matching paint colors that will complement your decor and furnishings.

Shades of red, olive green, amber, ocher, purple, beige are available in these which can look great if used to complement the decor. Lighter shades must be preferred for painting the basement floor, if you are going for a single color. In case you are opting for sponging or decorative paints, dark shades can work well. Marble finish paints in colors like gray, ivory, white look the best. Such shades are best as they allow you to add any colored accents to the space.

Make sure you use the best commercial floor sealers to protect the surface. There are also a few varieties in these which can help make the surface waterproof. You can also consider skid-resistant coatings instead of glossy soft sealers. Those with a matte finish look as good as the glossy ones. Make the right choice and your concrete flooring will never be boring again.