Self leveling concrete is mixed very fine into a flowable mixture that is applied at ¼ – ½ inch thick. Our self leveling concrete contractor then uses a gauge rake to spread the mixed material out at the appropriate thickness. It is ideal for raising the height of flooring to meet door jams, floor vents or stairs. Damaged and unsightly surfaces look new after application. While once only used as an underlayment, recent technological advancements have led to the use of self leveling concrete as a finished floor.
As a self leveling concrete contractor we have many functional design options available to our clients. The versatility of self leveling concrete is broad providing solutions for worn and damaged floors, and is the perfect solution for uneven and unlevel floors. As a self leveling concrete contractor we can design a surface with both functional and aesthetic appeal for any residential or commercial space. Many of the projects we have completed include retail stores, restaurants, residential apartments, lofts and condos.
Self-leveling concrete is polymer-modified cement that has high flow characteristics and, in contrast to traditional concrete, does not require the addition of excessive amounts of water for placement. Self-leveling concrete is typically used to create a flat and smooth surface with a compressive strength similar to or higher than that of traditional concrete. This versatile material can be installed on top of properly prepared surfaces such as concrete, ceramic tile, VCT and VAT thus saving both time and money.
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Decocrete specializes in decorative concrete staining, self leveling concrete, micro-toppings, and epoxy coatings in the tri – state local area including NYC, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and in New Jersey, Jersey City, Hoboken and surrounding areas.
Self-leveling concrete has two main groups of materials: underlayments and toppings. Underlayments are installed over an existing subfloor to smooth it out and correct any surface irregularities prior to the installation of all types of floor coverings, including sheet vinyl, vinyl composition tile (VCT), wood, ceramic tile and carpet. Toppings perform a similar function but act as the actual finished floor without the need for a floor covering.
Some typical applications for self-leveling concrete toppings include warehouse floors, light industrial applications, retail stores institutional facilities and residential floors.
Concrete toppings can also receive pigmented color dyes, stains, saw cuts or mechanical polishing to produce a decorative concrete finished wear surface. Self leveling concrete comes in either white or grey, which in itself makes for a beautiful floor. If color is desired, pigments are mixed into each batch thoroughly to obtain consistency providing for an integrally colored surface. However our self leveling concrete contractor can apply stains and dyes in various colors and designs to create unique one of a kind designs. Many of the projects we have completed include retail stores, restaurants, residential apartments, lofts and condos.
The appearance can look natural in urban residential and commercial spaces. It cures smooth and flat with an occasional blemish typical of designer cement floors which adds to the allure.
Sealer options range from matte to glossy. Our self leveling concrete contractor uses water based epoxies, acrylic sealers and urethanes. Advancements in sealer technology in recent years have led to extremely durable protection for decorative concrete floors. While providing strong protection and performance in high wear areas, they also enhance the appearance, many qualifying for L.E.E.D. points. To find out more about how concrete floors can protect the environment vist our green page.
Many of our clients prefer the look of designer self leveling concrete over polished surfaces due to our ability to create what they want rather than taking a chance with an unpredictable outcome.
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Our self leveling concrete can be installed over many types of surfaces including ceramic tile, wood, VCT, VAT and adhesive residue thus saving time, money and mess of removal. Give us a call or send us an email to request a free onsite consultation.