Self-leveling concrete is concrete that is quickly and thinly applied to the surface of existing building material. Self-leveling concrete is used in places where it is often costlier and labor-intensive to attempt to remove a current building material, such as stone or brick. Self-leveling concrete has often been used for indoor surfaces as it's quick to apply and dry and can leave the floors with a smooth finish that's durable and sturdy. The process of self-leveling concrete is crucial, requiring high skills and attention to detail to avoid installing concrete that is easy to crack, crumble, or dries unevenly.
Unlike standard concrete that is used for outdoor purposes, self-leveling concrete is mixed into a thinner solution and applied to the flooring using special tools to even it out and create a finish for it to dry in. Using a rake-like tool, the concrete is poured and stroked throughout the flooring surface so that it is evenly distributed and can dry quicker. Since the content makeup of self-leveling concrete is different from that of standard concrete, which has a thicker consistency, self-leveling requires much less effort in terms of floor preparation. Once the concrete has been poured, it is then left to dry completely.
The benefits of self-leveling concrete are that it is versatile with how it can be applied and it doesn’t require much maintenance after installation. It’s an easy and efficient way to make use of your existing flooring without the need to remove it completely. Self-leveling concrete can be applied to nearly any existing surface or building material and give your home the new flooring solution that you’ve been looking for. Seen as the affordable shortcut to achieving new, smoothed floors, self-leveling concrete’s benefits definitely outweigh the alternatives and can help you quickly achieve brand new floors at a fraction of the cost.
If efficiency is what you’re after, then self-leveling concrete is the material for you. As it can save you time, money, and resources, it’s often been one of our go-to materials for clients that want a brand new flooring system and without the high costs, intensive labor, and don’t have the time for extended flooring removal and excavation. Self-leveling concrete is so efficient that it cuts out the majority of those elements and can be done in as little as one day. If revitalizing your flooring is something you’re looking for and quickly, we recommend considering the benefits of self-leveling concrete.
Along with being super efficient, self-leveling concrete is also very versatile, working atop several types of surfaces to create the final product you’re looking for. With a shiny and smooth finish, self-leveling concrete will be able to remove any ridges and crevices in the previous flooring material, giving it a glossy and sleek appearance. Self-leveling concrete can be used on most existing building materials that already serve as a surface base, as well as on old concrete that’s lost its sheen and smooth texture.