Epoxied Basement Floors

- Projects + Inspiration

Remember those 2016 home goals I posted about a few weeks ago? We can officially cross one off of our list! Our basement floor is now epoxied – woohoo! I know, I know…it doesn’t sound that exciting, right? Well, trust me…the basement’s “before” was pretty awful, so it feels REALLY good to have this project complete.

To give you a full idea of what we were working with when we moved in, here are a  couple before shots:

Epoxied basement floor

Epoxied basement floor

Scared yet? A creepy basement wasn’t something I could handle, especially since our laundry room is down there. We knew before we even moved in that we were going to do something to brighten the space up.

So, we started by scraping off any pre-existing flaky paint, then painted the walls with a white paint specifically for waterproofing basements. We didn’t have any water issues, but our home was built in the 50s, so we decided it couldn’t hurt.

Epoxied basement floor

Epoxied basement floor

We also took out the laundry chute (you can see it below):

Epoxied basement floor

Epoxied basement floor

Epoxied basement floor

After the walls were done, Brandon put down the epoxy and sealed it with polycrylic (water based, which makes for a much easier clean up…and plus it won’t change the color of the epoxy like an oil-based polyurethane would).

Epoxied basement floor Epoxied basement floor Epoxied basement floorWe have a little bit left to do to finish off this area of our basement, so I’ll wait to share all of the photos until then. For now, we’re crossing this one off of our list of goals for 2016

Here’s what we have left:

2016 Home Goals

  • Finish painting our kitchen cabinets.
  • Tear up the old carpet on the stairs + upstairs hallway/bedrooms/bathroom. 
  • Finish epoxying the basement floor + top with polyurethane. 
  • Epoxy the garage floor. 
  • Finish painting the wall in the stairway. 
  • Paint the upstairs bedrooms and hallway. 
  • Install wood flooring in the dining room and kitchen. 
  • Paint the built-in bookshelves in our dining room.
  • Find (or build) a dining room table. 
  • Plant a garden. 

Epoxied basement floor

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  • Reply
    Deasy Noel
    January 20, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Oh my gosh, how exciting! I’m a huge lover of HGTV so anything related to home renovation excites me, haha. The floor looks great, and I look forward to seeing the finished look!


    • Reply
      January 20, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks Deasy! I looove HGTV as well – so much inspiration! :)

  • Reply
    Trang Do
    January 20, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Woww!! Amazing look!! Love this!!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    Simon Ostrovsky
    March 10, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for this!As for me, I availed myself of these waterproofing foundation products http://liquidrubber.ca/products/basement-sealant to fix problems with basement walls. Have you used liquid rubber for such purposes? Thanks again)

    • Reply
      March 10, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Hi Simon! Thanks for your comment. We sealed the walls of our basement with a waterproofing concrete sealer. :)

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