Self-Leveling Concrete

Self leveling concrete can provide a totally consistent and level surface with less effort. The concrete of today is very different from older concretes. Older concrete formulations required the labor of several people to pour and level. It required very specific climatic conditions under which to cure and had a high aptitude for failure.

The consistency of self-leveling concrete is such that installers no longer have to use trowels to smooth the surface and coax the mixture into a level, smooth surface. A gauge rake is used to pull the concrete over the area needing to be covered and the mixture does the rest. This is because newer concrete formulations have additional materials incorporated into the mixture. Various polymers allow the concrete to flow more evenly during the application process, making installation easier than ever before. This new formulation produces a low maintenance, highly decorative finish that can be installed both inside and out. It is more durable than older concrete formulations and produces a stronger end result. Self leveling concrete is used both as a final flooring solution or as an self leveling underlayment for other flooring solutions such as hardwood, laminate flooring and vinyl.

Why Self Level Concrete?

Self leveling concrete provides the perfect flooring solution for commercial businesses looking to repair or replace existing concrete floors due to its durability and flexibility. Self leveling concrete floors cure quickly, minimizing downtime, and provide the durability necessary to withstand years of high foot traffic. Its low initial installation cost and low maintenance costs make it the perfect solution for many different businesses from warehouses and production facilities to restaurants, office buildings and retail establishments. Regardless of the application, self leveling floors provide one of the easiest and most cost efficient flooring solutions on the market today.

Concrete formulations used in the past required installers to create the perfect mixture of concrete, water and sand. They also required the subfloor to be perfectly smooth in order to achieve a level application. This often resulted in a lumpy mixture that required great skill and effort to smooth over the slabs we are used to seeing. However, today’s formulations use a new technology that allows it to be installed easily as it requires less water to pour. Because of this, it holds shape better and can be installed over a number of subflooring solutions.