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Applying a Mircotopping
Time: 04:57
See tools and techniques for applying a squeegee-grade microtopping.

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.

Concrete Arts
Hudson, WI

A stained concrete microtopping adds warmth and richness to a residential floor.Concrete Arts in Hudson,WI

Applications

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.

Other resources:

Microtopping Trends: Excerpt from Concrete Overlays Today

Using Microtoppings and Stencils to Rejuvenate Ugly Concrete

Options to Cover Concrete Floor Surfaces

Pool Deck Goes from Boring to Beautiful with Microtopping

A Game Room Floor Gets a Winning Surface

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Microtopping Videos

Applying a Skim-Coat Overlay
Time: 07:32
Learn about tools and techniques for mixing the skim coat.

Microtopping Installation
Time: 04:53
Learn how to prepare a previously carpeted concrete floor for an overlay.


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