‘Dungeon’ Laundry Room Gets Smooth New Floor

Roger Davis had a problem — well, more like a “dungeon.”

The laundry room in his 1920s rental home had a rough concrete floor, with cracks and chips in several places, as seen in this before photo:

The concrete floor in Roger Davis’ rental home had seen better days.

So Roger called the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for advice.

“I asked a question to Danny on a previous radio show about the best paint to use for a concrete floor and how to prep it,” he says. “Received great advice and Danny asked for feedback on how it worked out.”

Here’s a photo of Roger’s laundry room after he put Danny’s plan into action:

After taking Danny’s advice, Roger Davis has a smooth new laundry room floor.

“The after shows results using a self-leveling concrete [and] then painting as he suggested,” he says. “With his help, we were able to turn a dungeon laundry room into a proper laundry room in our 1920s rental home.

“Thanks again for your help.”

Does your home have ‘dungeon’ areas? Share your dream projects in the comments!

Danny Lipford is among the country’s most sought-after home improvement experts.
The seasoned remodeling contractor and media personality served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s “The Early Show” and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 180 national television appearances on “Fox & Friends,” “Inside Edition,” “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” Fox Business Channel, Rachael Ray and more.
He travels the country making appearances as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, and each year contributes expertise to hundreds of popular magazines and online media outlets.

Chelsea Lipford Wolf is a born-and-raised home enthusiast, adding her crafty skills and passion for DIY as co-host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” TV show.

In addition, Chelsea maintains her own home lifestyle and décor blog and award-winning web-series, “Checking in with Chelsea.”

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  1. What’s the easiest/least expensive way to raise a concrete floor (enclosed porch) to match the level of the adjoining pier & beam floor? There’s a 4 1/2″ to 5″ drop w/ the side on the outer door 1/2″ lower. I’d like to install 3/4″ solid wood flooring so it matches the rest of the house but cannot find a decent price w/o getting unknown # of 12″ pcs in the bundles. My house has long 3/4 x 2 1/4 boards w/o a subfloor but long pieces are so pricey. Would filling w/ concrete & painting it be cheaper than plywood & solid flooring? Tile? Vinyl? Ugh. My head’s spinning !

    • Hi, Al,
      Danny says, “I would strongly suggest pouring a concrete ‘cab slab’ and then you can install any of the above floors. Good luck with this project!”


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