A concrete overlay is the procedure of putting down polymer modified substance on an existing concrete surface. One bag of this overlay covers about fifty square feet and is applied at 1/8″ density.
The existing concrete is ground to clean up any stains and level the concrete. If there are any fractures, they are repaired then guide is applied. The self-leveling fluid is then applied with a little assistance spreading it evenly throughout the concrete floor.
The broom finish overlay is used in both residential and commercial settings. It is fiber reinforced, polymerized with a great sand and other additives. It can take up to 6 hours of working time. It can be used inside or outside and is known for its broom finish. Trowel Mix is used typically on floors, pathways, patio areas, swimming pool decks and driveways.
Smooth finish overlay does not utilize sand but utilizes a heavy polymer cement with other additives. It is mixed with water and can be colored. Guide is not needed with the smooth finish overlay as the overlay can be colored prior to application or topically with an acid stain. It can be used inside and outside and a anti slip chemical can be added.
A stamp able overlay mix has a fiber, polymer, aggregate and other additives. Most typical locations it is used is in pool, showers, pond areas and waterfalls. It is also excellent for driveways, pathways, flooring and patio areas. Once mixed with water and applied, styles like flagstone, slate, tile cobblestone, wood plant and more can be done.
Spray finish overlay mix has no fiber but it does have a heavy polymer and an incredibly fine sand as well as other additives. It is used for vertical or horizontal surfaces in commercial and residential jobs. It drys rapidly and needs to be sprayed and shovelled within half an hour to an hour.
Overhead/vertical overlay mix has polymer, aggregate, fiber and other additives and is mixed with water. Because it is 1/3 lighter than typical overlays, it does not slide, slough or droop and can be used overhead or vertical. It can be used to produce a look of a grotto, rock, boulder or cliff..