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celestina89

My patterned concrete floor is the foundation of my home. The pattern is slate and has texture so there is no slippage at all. I use a wet/dry vac on it and it's easily swept, too. For spills and other things, a string wet mop works just fine and dandy. My 5 doggies love it in the spring/summer and fall which lasts 10 months out of the year. It's how they keep cool - but then they are cool dogs, too! I've only sealed it once during these 22 years.



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Jennifer Matherne

@raytucker, I believe the company was indicating that $3,000 was their minimum charge for any project, but once you go into a larger project they would charge $4.00/sq.ft.

I find the prices to be a little off. When we were looking into the costs in new construction they started at $10.00/sq.ft. And went up from there. This was in central Texas and in a lower cost of living area. Perhaps, as we found with metal roofs, the lower the cost of living the higher the cost of installing!

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celestina89

@Jennifer Matherne: Average price per sq foot for concrete slab ranges from $4.00 to $18 per square ft. This ranges from a base concrete slab (foundation) to a pier & beam to a crawl space to a basement pour.

Then if you want it patterned or finished, there is a labor charge for that plus products. Basic stamped concrete (what I had 22 years ago) ranges from $8 -$12 per sq ft. Much depends upon prices for materials and labor in your area plus how complex the job is.

If you are adding concrete to the foundation, that will be different. Comparing two different methods and materials/products as well as charges for local labor will always vary. Comparing what I paid for patterned concrete 22 years ago will be different from what you were looking at today.


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