Update! Appliance Research: Chest Freezers
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The decision (and purchase) has been made! In an earlier post (“Appliance Upgrade Research: Chest Freezers”), I checked to see if the chest freezers listed on the EnergyStar site were still offered by each of the manufacturers

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Investigating Finished Concrete for Basement Floors

Submitted by on July 16, 2007 – 10:24 amOne Comment
Investigating Finished Concrete for Basement Floors

Just a link for now, but as I find out more this post will expand.


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  • Cynthia says:

    The results are gorgeous. I’d consider having flooring like this all over the house because the effects, color and textures are really fabulous.
    Not sure they will work well as basement flooring, though.
    As I understood it is a layer of regular concrete, mixed with some chemicals for color. Seems to me that they apply some sort of glaze over it, that supposedly makes it both stain and waterproof, since concrete is naturally porous.
    But how about the water that soaks the slab underneath?
    How does does the glaze handle hydrostatic pressure?
    And finally, I imagine it must be a very cold flooring option for a basement just like tiles, which I know from experience, means an increase in heating costs.