customer hired us to install a tile floor in his foyer. There had previously
been a slate floor that he tried to get up by himself unsuccessfully.
What he had managed to get up left the cement slab a real mess, very uneven
and out of level.
If you have a floor with minor humps and valleys that need to be leveled.
There are specially designed products that can be poured onto the floor
to fill in the low spots with little or no spreading by hand.
concrete slab is made of Portland cement, gravel and water. It's commonly
used for floors, walls and structural components. While this material
is long lasting and durable, it can sustain some damage over time due
to environmental conditions and impacts from falling objects. In addition,
inexperienced installers can cause concrete to be uneven and produce poor
results. Fortunately, all of these problems can be addressed with the
use of self-leveling concrete, a liquid topping layer that hardens to
cover the entire floor surface.
A self leveling concrete overlay can be used to resurface a concrete slab.
The most common use is to fix problematic slabs. Slabs with cracks or
slabs that have high and low spots can be fixed with self leveling concrete
an example, wood flooring requires a very flat surface. So a slab that
has high and low spots must be fixed before the flooring can be laid.
In many cases a self leveling overlay is the easiest solution.
We mixed up a few bags following the instructions on the bags and float
it onto the damaged surface making sure not to add too much and put a
hump in the floor.
you plan to cover a slab with carpet or some other flooring system, a
self leveling overlay isn't really a do-it-yourself project. The material
usually sets up rather quickly and you need experience to be able to keep
up with it. The next day we were able to start laying the tile.
the most part, a self leveling concrete overlay is not used as the final
finish, but rather covered up with another type of flooring.
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