Install Self-Leveling Cement over Plywood or Wood Subfloors

If you’re remodeling a home or business and want to upgrade to an elegant, polished concrete floor, it’s probably easier and more affordable than you think. If you’ve got a plywood subfloor, like many buildings do, you can leave it in place and apply self-leveling concrete directly on top of it. Once the plywood subfloor is covered, just apply the finish you want to achieve the desired look. You can also use self-leveling concrete on plywood as an underlayment for other types of floor coverings, such as carpet or tile. 

Whether you’re a homeowner, contractor, or property manager, self-leveling concrete is a cost-effective, durable option for replacing floors that are cracked, uneven, or worn.

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DIY Polished Concrete Floor - A Success Story

Do it yourself a polished concrete floor using self-leveling concrete and save lots of money.

When Julie and Chris Hawkins decided to leave their cramped San Francisco apartment and buy a home in Eugene, Oregon, they quadrupled their living space. They also ended up with a 1960 architect-designed home that had some of the charm of a mid-century home along with a lot of the problems. “It was a maze of hallways and doors and little rooms everywhere,” says Julie.

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Self-leveling Cement Floors in Offices Spaces, Brentwood, TN

It can seem that there are too many possibilities for flooring for a large office space. Older buildings have used carpet, but that is falling away as people have come to realize that carpet stains easily, must be cleaned and vacuumed regularly, and contributes to poor air quality inside the building. Carpet holds dust and allergens and can often produce toxic fumes which impact the health of workers.

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Self-Leveling Epoxy Coatings are Ideal for Industrial Flooring

Self-leveling epoxy coatings that are designed to withstand impact, abrasion and chemicals are suitable for industrial flooring. An epoxy coating is a type of thick protective coating that can be used to prevent damage and reduce the rate of wear and tear. Epoxy coatings have a range of different uses, and they can be applied to everything from concrete flooring to industrial machinery.

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Duraamen Continues to Lead the Industry in Decorative Concrete Products

When it comes to decorative concrete products, some companies outperform. A perfect example of this is Duraamen, which has become an industry leader trusted by reputable architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners. As a top manufacturer, the company sells both high-quality products and systems to certified installers through the Craftsmen Select Partnership program.

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The Advantages of Self-Leveling Concrete

If your concrete floors are in need of repair, a resurfacing with self-leveling concrete is your solution. If the concrete is cracked, has varying elevations, is uneven or sunken then this solution is for you. Your concrete floor can look new again while at the same time you level unleveled surfaces.

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Choosing Decorative Concrete Products for your project

As flooring contractors, it is often up to you to not only try to understand exactly what the client wants, but also to choose the best options available that work with the current flooring system and the customer’s needs. Duraamen provides a wide range of decorative concrete products that provide the coverage, visual appeal, and durability that your clients are looking for.

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Self Leveling Epoxy Flooring Gives Your Space a Facelift

Self leveling epoxy is a resinous flooring material that’s applied over your existing concrete floor to create a surface that is durable, attractive, and requires very little maintenance. It’s ideal for damaged or cracked concrete, because when it’s applied, the epoxy actually levels itself, spreading out to fill any minor chips or cracks in the floor and creates a seamless surface. That’s why it’s called self leveling.

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The Best Self-Leveling Concrete Products

Self-leveling concrete products consists of a blend of Portland and/or calcium aluminate cements, inorganic aggregates, co-polymers, and chemical modifiers, which form a flowable, self-leveling compound for leveling interior or exterior substrates. These component form a high compressive strength and flowable cementitious compound, resulting in a flat-surface that accepts ceramic tiles, natural stone, hardwood flooring, VCT, linoleum or concrete overlays. 

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Proper Surface Preparation Methods before Installing Concrete Topping

Polishing self-leveling concrete is not a particularly difficult task, but it is one that requires precision. Proper surface preparation before installing a polished concrete topping is a key for the success of the project. Improperly mixing your primer could easily result in areas that never fully harden or cosmetic imperfections. Another common mistake that people make when mixing full solids epoxy primer is leaving epoxy stuck to the side of the container that never gets properly mixed. This primer then ends up being poured on the floor in its unmixed state, causing inconsistencies in the primer and areas that do not harden.

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