Self-leveling concrete made its debut back in the seventies but has taken off in more recent years as the demand for finer quality finishes both as underlays for laminated and tile floors, and as the finished surface layer itself. The magic of self-leveling concrete is that the mix is modified with polymers that mean that the mix flows beautifully when poured, without the usual demands for water you get with traditional concrete, but is more viscous than concrete mix. Which means its more like a really thick paint, able to flow and take the shape of where you're pouring it, but much thicker than water. That thickness means that the aggregates in the mix don't sink to the bottom as it dries which results in a much more consistent and therefore reliable layer of concrete. You'd be amazed what self-leveling concrete can do for your home or commercial flooring. Give us a call at Tampa Concrete Stamping to find out more.
Because of that thick, paint like consistency self-leveling concrete dries to a much smoother finish which is in growing demand as customers want attractive concrete surfaces. Instead of the gritty surface you get with traditional concrete a self-leveling concrete surface can be totally smooth to the touch which, when combined with our unlimited range of colors and stains, makes it a beautiful creative material to fashion unique living spaces with.
Self-leveling concrete takes less work and water than traditional concrete which means that we can pour you a new floor far faster than with traditional materials. That said it's still a professional job to pour self-leveling concrete because of the care required in preparing the surface so that nothing interferes with that glossy smooth finished effect. Talk to us now at Tampa Concrete Stamping to get a quote not only on how affordable your new home surfaces can be, but how fast they can take shape and be ready to use.
Polymer modified self-leveling concrete is every bit as tough as the traditional concrete the military builds bunkers out of. It can even be reinforced in the same way. In fact with some polymer modified material the concrete can actually be tougher while still looking smoother and slicker. Allow us to show you some samples of what self-leveling concrete can be used for.
Underlays and Toppings
The smoothness of the surface created by self-leveling concrete without requiring a thick layer has seen it take off as an underlay material. The taste for larger ceramic floor tiles requires a consistently smooth surface to avoid cracking risks and self-leveling concrete provides that. Similarly the rise of affordable but thin wood laminate floors work best with a perfectly smooth sub layer and self-leveling concrete is the answer. But it is also a great surface layer, often applied over ordinary concrete to give a smooth, even flooring that you will undoubtedly have admired in shops and work spaces already. There are some surfaces where self-leveling concrete isn't the solution – those work spaces where steel wheeled trolleys are used for example – but the experts at Tampa Concrete Stamping can talk you through whether self-leveling concrete is right for you.