Self-leveling concrete uses a concrete mix with polymers that result in a much more free flowing liquid concrete that is easy to pour, quick to smooth and rake into place, and fast drying. Best of all as its name suggests it flows into imperfections and uneven surfaces and then sets solid creating a perfectly smooth and level surface. Think of it as like pouring batter over a pock-marked floor surface but a batter that then sets to a surface that is hard as rock and can be ground and polished to the smoothness of marble. That's the beauty of self-leveling concrete. Choosing the right mix and pouring it perfectly is a job for the professionals however, particularly when large surface areas are involved such as floors. In the hands of the experts at Dallas Concrete Stamping that surface can be a perfectly smooth flooring even for large spaces such as show rooms and warehouses. Many architects aren't aware that you can lay such a fast setting and thin layer of concrete and still get a tough floor that can be ground, polished, and sealed, but we can show you a thick catalog of happy customers that prove you can.
While we think self-leveling concrete looks so good you'd be crazy to cover it the fact is that a lot of our customers have other ideas for their flooring including wood laminate and counterrops. Once again though self-leveling concrete comes into its own as a preparation because it needs only a very thin layer of concrete to provide a perfectly flat and smooth surface that is perfect for modern wood laminate and ceramic tiling, no matter how delicate. Because it smooths out uneven floors it greatly aids the process of tile laying and helps avoid the cracking that can happen with larger tiles laid on surfaces that aren't perfectly level.
Self-leveling concrete is a great way of bringing an old floor back up to scratch. Tired old concrete, and even uneven tiling or wooden floors can be treated with self-leveling overlays that cover them up and leave a perfect smooth floor without the need for expensive and time consuming demolition and removal of the old flooring. Since we can mix pigments into the aggregate and we can seal and polish the final surface that means you can have a perfect new floor without removing the old one.
Self-leveling concrete sets to be perfectly smooth but that doesn't have to be the final look. With the skilled use of pigments, aggregates, and saw cuts there is a huge range of effects we can create including a full terrazzo flooring look.
Self-leveling concrete is particularly suited when laying underfloor heating. Because the easy flowing nature of the liquid self-leveling mix means that it will naturally flow around and accommodate the heating elements you get a perfectly incorporated heating system. The lack of bubbles in the mix means that it heats up more evenly and the fact that it can be poured as a very thin layer means that you don't have to heat up so much concrete to get the warmth into the room. Smoother floors, lower heating bills – what's not to like?