Resurfacing and overlay materials
If you have a damaged concrete surface and want to make it look new again or perhaps would like to add a new and original pattern or design to a cement slab, then Decorative Overlay and Cement Resurfacing Systems could be your answer.
Resurfacing Concrete allows us to add a new and refreshing finish that can include color or have subsequent topical color or stain added. These system eliminate the need to tear out old or damaged concrete which is very time consuming, expensive and destructive. With todays technology cement resurfacing systems can accomplish many different finishes. Here is a breakdown of some of the options, when it come to thin decorative cement veneers.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common resurfacing system options for concrete and cement based finishes.
Microtoppings and Thin Resurfacing: Very thin cement, aggregate and polymer modified resurfacing systems. Some are thin enough to spray like paint. A typical micro topping is installed at no more than 1/8th of an inch. These systems are often sprayed through a textured hopper, trowled or squeegeed with a variety of specialty tools.
Stamp Overlays: If the look of brick or stone is desired then the textured finish of a stamped concrete overlay is the answer. Allowing for an impression of a natural pattern to be imprinted in the hardening cement topping a stamped concrete overlay can yield very realistic natural stone finishes, with only a 1/4-3/4 inch topping. (depending on the pattern)
Self Leveling Concrete Overlayment: For a level smooth or polished finish a cement self leveling system may be prefered over other types of overlay systems. Seeking its own level, self leveling cement overlayments are designed to smooth and level out a damaged, pitted or rough concrete surfaces. Applied at an average thickness of 1/4 inch these systems can go all the way up to 2inches in a single application.
Underlayments: Similar to Concrete overlayments, underlayments are used to smooth out and level a surface prior to an overlay or resurfacing system installation. They are usually not as durable for traffic wear and use and abuse.
Primer Systems: Getting your concrete resurfacing system to stick is of paramount importance, a primer system is often desired to ensure a successful installation. From epoxy to acrylic or latex. primers come in a wide range of materials. It is important to choose the right one for your application.
Specialty Tools: The tools required to prepare a surface for an overlay installation are unique and sometimes specialty items, as are the tools used for applying and finishing the va
rious types of systems. From grinders to shot blast machines, to Magic trowels and specialty sqeegees.
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