Self-Leveling Concrete Treatments in NYC
Interested in self-leveled flooring? Worried about your uneven and wavy concrete? You might have heard the term “self-leveling” concrete... Atlantic Concrete Design offers a self-leveling concrete overlayment.
Self-leveling concrete is rapid curing polymer-modified cement that reaches compressive strengths similar to or exceeding conventional concrete. These special concrete formulations can help us provide a flat and smooth or laser level floor in the quickest time possible. These specialty concrete systems can be successfully poured over concrete, tile, wood and even over asbestos.
There are 2 ways to apply self-leveling concrete:
- Flat and smooth – by using a gauge rake set at a particular height.
- Laser level – by using a gas meter and pinning the floor, exact height can be achieved
An underlayment sits between the structural sub-floor and the final flooring material. Underlayments absorb the roughness and imperfections of sub-floors so the final flooring material can be installed on top of a smooth, flat, hard surface. Underlayments are usually specified prior to any hard surface, such as wood floors, vinyl, tile and marble.
Self-leveling concrete underlayments typically cure from 3,000 - 4,000 psi. This type of self-leveling concrete is not meant to become a finished surface; doing so will cause poor performance, such as denting and premature wearing due to its low compressive strengths.
Concrete overlayments, however, are developed to be a finished surface due to their high strength and fast curing. These self-leveling concretes typically cure from 5,000 - 10,000 psi.
These specialty concretes can receive integral color, topical stains, saw cuts, epoxy or even be mechanically polished, depending on the formulation.