Are you thinking of turning your old beat up, really rough slab of concrete into looking brand new? And you don’t want to pay to tear it up, dispose of it and re-pour the entire floor? This is where self-leveling cement – and Floormaster Concrete Design installers can do the job right. Floormaster Concrete Design self-leveling concrete resurfacing can be trusted with your project. Self-leveling resurfacing will make your floor look great, but best of all, it helps create a new blank concrete canvas for you to use as a finished surface, maybe a decorative design, or even as an underlayment to level out a bumpy floor and install carpet or tile.
Self-Leveling Concrete is a versatile, strong material which is used to make existing floors smoother, flatter, stable and more water resistant. Self-Leveling Concrete comes in two forms: underlayment and overlayment.
Underlayment material is used to level uneven, grooved, and/or heavily pitted floors in order to make them stable, flat and suitable for installation of sheet vinyl, vinyl tile, ceramic tile, hardwood or carpet. Underlayment coatings may vary in depth from feather edge to depths of 2 inches.
Overlayment or ‘wear-top’ concrete topping can be used to provide a floor with an entirely new, flat surface that can be polished, colored, epoxied as desired. Numerous types of concrete overlayment are available which can be applied to depths of featheredge to 2-3 inches.
Self-Level Concrete Floor Process
- Depending on your floor (wood, tile, concrete) we will prepare your floor to accept the concrete coating. Depending on the type of floor, we will apply the required steps to getting your substrate to stick to the cement. Usually, this means vacuuming, patching cracks, caulking and sanding the substrate. Each floor is different and requires different levels of preparation.
- We then follow up with a thorough priming of the surface. In some instances a vapor barrier is required with a sand broadcast, in others, we leave out the sand and apply a broomed liquid primer to the floor. This will ensure the best stick to the self-level cement.
- We finish by pouring the self-leveling cement throughout the area with a gauge rake set to your desired height. The day after we can either leave it, seal it or stain it and then seal it for a finished floor. We can even polish special types of self-leveler as well.