Cement Based Overlays
Engineered as a viable alternative to tearing out and replacing structurally sound, yet deteriorated or damaged concrete. The Division 3 decorative concrete applications can create the authentic look and feel of stone, brick, tile, slate, conventional stamped concrete plus many more. These applications can be recreated on almost any existing concrete surface. The chosen finish and application can add aesthetic colour, pattern and nonslip texture, and are an easy way to achieve a specific finish with more ease than conventional methods.
THIN-FINISH™ is designed to be extremely easy to mix and install while proving very economical and cost effective. Once the surface has been properly cleaned and prepared, simply add the material to the recommended water volume, mix well and apply. It is designed to give a longer workability time compared to most other materials to ensure proper finishing and attention to detail. THIN-FINISH™ can be applied by trowel, squeegee or with an air supplied hopper gun and can effectively be layered to create additional thickness when needed. Additional benefits as compared to concrete include increased flexural strength which decreases the brittleness of the surface and increased resistance to moisture, for above or below grade applications.
TEXTURE-PAVE™ Pre-Mixed Overlay is a high strength, polymer modified, cementitious topping material formulated and engineered for resurfacing, overlaying and texturing structurally stable concrete floors and surfaces. TEXTURE-PAVE™ is a pre-packaged, “just add water”, overlay material that cures to create a hard, abrasion resistant, permanent wear surface. TEXTURE-PAVE™ is designed to create durable finishes for producing stamp textured finishes, concrete patching, resurfacing, overlaying, reducing surface defects and texturing stable concrete surfaces. Typical applications include interior or exterior commercial, industrial and residential concrete surfaces for renovation or new construction. TEXTURE-PAVE™ offers many advantages over other overlay materials including better abrasion resistance, higher levels of strength and durability, excellent weather resistance such as resistance to moisture, UV and freeze/thaw cycles and is available in a wide variety of colours and colour combinations. TEXTURE-PAVE™ is designed to be extremely easy to mix and install while proving very economical and cost effective
MICRO-FINISH™ is a high strength, polymer modified, cementitious filler material. It is formulated and engineered for thin resurfacing, overlaying, reducing surface defects and texturing concrete surfaces with the use of THIN-FINISH™ as a base coat. MICRO-FINISH™ is a pre-packaged, “just add water”, material consisting of a proprietary hybrid redispersible polymer blend, graded quartz aggregates, silica flour and white cement to create a trowelable, polymer cement filler material which creates ultra-smooth finishes. Typical applications include interior or exterior commercial, industrial and residential concrete surfaces for renovation or new construction. THIN-FINISH™ must be first used as the base/skim coat prior to all MICRO-FINISH™ overlay applications. MICRO-FINISH™ offers many advantages over most overlay materials including a smoother finish, accepts reactive chemical stains and dye stains exceptionally well, higher levels of strength and durability and is available in a wide variety of colors and color combinations. MICRO-FINISH™ is designed to be extremely easy to mix and install while proving very economical and cost effective.
Slate trowel down is a popular concrete overlay and concrete restoration technique that is used with THIN-FINISH™ and MICRO-FINISH overlays. These decorative concrete applications can give the appearance of weathered stone, slate or ceramic tile. Due to the slip resistance associated with these textured concrete finishes they are commonly used in wet areas, such as pool decks, driveways, walkways or any outdoor surface that is exposed to the elements.. Designs can easily be created with fibre tape or stencils, simulating large or small tiles, stone, marble or any unique and authentic image or pattern at a fraction of the cost. Trowel down applications are a great concrete restoration application. Repairing and hiding cracked, pitted, stained, delaminated and weathered concrete surfaces is one of the most common uses of this technique. Rather than pouring a new slab, a Slate trowel down is a simple solution for restoring old or damaged concrete and acquire a textured concrete brand new look. Building layers and creating depth with multiple colours is easily accomplished with integral colouring and highlight staining, giving these concrete textures unlimited possibilities.
Thin stamped overlays have become one of the most sought after applications in the commercial and residential building and reconstruction markets today. Achieved with TEXTURE-PAVE, thin stamped overlays are designed and engineered to create the authentic and natural look and feel of stone, slate, brick and tile just like conventional full depth stamped concrete applications. However, TEXTURE-PAVE is installed at only 6 to 10 mm to existing concrete surfaces and thus eliminates the cost, hassle and downtime of tearing out and replacing the existing concrete like conventional full depth stamped concrete finishes. It is an engineered, polymer modified coating, it is actually stronger and more durable than conventional concrete as well as stamped concrete applications, making it the ideal solution for residential and commercial applications such as driveways, pool decks, patios, sidewalks, hotel lobbies, retail stores, shopping malls and more. It is so versatile that it can be colored and textured in hundreds of combinations to match surrounding architecture and designs or even create a new theme, turning your floor into the accent of your whole exterior or interior project.
Splatter Texture type of thin stamped overlays are perhaps the most widely installed applications primarily due to the combination of versatility in color and pattern.
The most popular patterns are achieved by using THIN-FINISH in conjunction with stencils. Ideal for commercial and residential applications such as driveways, parking garages, sidewalks, patios. Splatter textures and knockdown finishes also offer the added bonus of providing safe skid resistance and are widely used for pool decks and other places where chance of rain or sprinklers is applicable. This finish offers perfect non-slip texture. Achieved with THIN-FINISH, splatter textures were originally designed and engineered to restore surface deteriorated and stained concrete surfaces with a new, yet skid resistant finish, thus eliminating the cost, hassle and downtime of tearing out and replacing the existing concrete substrate.