View Full Version : Old kitchen oven slab - ideas on how to finish the surface
25th Nov 2011, 02:06 PM
I have ripped out an old kitchen oven which was built on a concrete slab. I am wondering how i should finish the surface?
Option 1 - use concrete (or screed mix?) to make it flush with existing (red) surface. Then paint. I imagine i would have to grind the concrete to get it smooth though.
Option 2 - tile. Tiles will sit about 10-15mm high of the jarrah floorboards though. Do you think that would be a problem?
25th Nov 2011, 04:02 PM
You first need to determine what finish you are going to have for the rest of the floor in the kitchen and what are you putting on top of it. Do you intend to leave it as exposed floorboards or are you intending to put something over the timber floor?
If you intend to leave the whole kitchen with exposed floorboards then you should in my opinion get a little Ozito jackhammer and take the whole concrete section out and extend the joists and put down matching second hand flooring timber. This is a bit of work but would not cost much for materials. If you are careful you could get a result that is almost seamless to the existing floor when you sand and finish.
You could cover the whole existing floor with something like floating floor or vinyl. Depending on the state of the floor and the product used it may not need an underlay.
I think with renovations you need to take the helicopter view. Plan now what all the floor finishes in the house are going to be in the future. Make them all come together nicely. If you plan to be in the house for the long haul then do things right now or you will end up with a dogs dinner and have to come back and do it again later. Where possible avoid different levels anywhere in the home. Have all the different coverings and finishes lined up at the surface. Avoid having too many different types of floor finishes in you home as it looks ratsh*t. Personally I would say no more than 2 or 3 is best (ie timber, tiles and carpet OR Tiles and carpet)
29th Nov 2011, 11:04 AM
Thanks mate, im pushed for time so couldnt go down the road of ripping it all out. My stove comes out 600mm against 500mm for the concrete so I just poured some levelling cement down and will tile.
I'll only run the tiles to the start of the red concrete which should be hidden underneath the stove.
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