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- Vertical Concrete Overlays: Lightweight cement-based overlays mimic stone, brick, and other wall textures
Microtoppings and Skim CoatsUltra-thin toppings ideal for adding color and texture to new or existing concrete
Cement-based microtoppings and skim coats can be used both indoors and out to provide a clean canvas for decorative treatments, such as stains, dyes and stenciled patterns. Some systems come pretinted in a wide range of colors, while others can be custom tinted by mixing in the desired amount of liquid coloring agent. Interesting color variations can be achieved by applying layers of different hues.
A stained concrete microtopping adds warmth and richness to a residential floor.Concrete Arts in Hudson,WI
Popular applications for microtoppings include adding color, texture and slip resistance to pool decks and patios and giving existing concrete floors a decorative makeover.
How to install
Microtoppings are easily applied with trowels, squeegees, brushes, or rollers, depending on the desired look. They can be applied in layers as thin as 20 mils (a mere 0.02 inch), or you can apply several coats to create a textured broomed or troweled finish. The key to success is the proper surface preparation and applying the overlay at the right thickness. After application, a microtopping can be topically colored with concrete stains or dyes.
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