By Rose Bennett Gilbert Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 08:28 AM EST
Q: Is it possible to paint floors so they look like stained concrete? I really like the smooth, seamless look, but I'm in a condo and there's no way I can have poured concrete. Is there another way to get the look?
A: Take a leaf from the book of visual tricks belonging to architect Charles "Chip" Bohl. In his own apartment, he used epoxy paint to seal the floors, so they gleam as smooth and shiny as ice underfoot.