We recently completed this microcement floor using our CARRcrete PROtop Loft overlay product, which we formulated and manufactured in the UK. As you will see from the photographs microcement floors using PROtop Loft look absolutely stunning. The subtle shadows and swirls created by the application of multiple thin coats generate a unique feature floor. This floor was created to look like one of our InfinityFloor Cream finish.
CARRcrete InfinityFloor Cream
The concrete overlay was applied to an existing concrete substrate which was unsuitable for polishing and needed to be covered. We supplied sample boards to the end client with different colour ideas, then upon confirmation began mixing the bespoke colour tones ready for application.
The microcement overlay is built up with multiple trowel applied coats over a number of days, sanding between each coat helps create the inherent textures seen in the finished floor.
CARRcrete PROtop Loft boasts impressive environmentally friendly credentials as it uses a special cement binder that reduces CO2 during production and includes recycled media opposed to sand. Suitable over existing floors and over underfloor heating, PROtop Loft is a truly versatile concrete overlay product.
Dave Carr’s Thoughts On This Microcement Floor Yorkshire
We were originally contracted to grind and polish the concrete floor on this project but found the surface far too soft and abrasive to hold together for a polish. As a result the client opted for a microcement overlay using a product I developed called CARRcrete PROtop Loft.
We had a few issues with debris from other building works falling into our layers of primer and cement which required extra sanding to remove these. On the whole the project was a good experience as I got to work alongside one of my favourite applicators ‘Steve Williams’. And of course the finish was simply superb as you’d expect from PROtop Loft.
Benefits Of Using Microcement
CARRcrete PROtop Loft is possibly the most advanced and ECO friendly of all microcement products currently on the market. Its unique binder is a very rapid hardening formulation that offers a long pot life and can be sanded down much more quickly than the competition. Our product also side steps many of the long term issues associated with concrete overlays formulated with calcium aluminate cements.
Process Used On This Microcement Floor Yorkshire
- Coarse grinding of concrete substrate to provide the necessary key
- Hardening of the soft concrete with CARRcrete PROhard chemical densifier
- Application of PROprime to reduce porosity of the concrete surface
- Application of two layers of PROtop Loft base coat
- Sanding down of base layer and priming
- Application of two layers of PROtop Loft top coats
- Sealing with our proprietary overlay sealer
- Mohs Scratch Test: 3
- Schmidt Impact Hammer: 25 MPA C25
- Power Trowelled Surface: No
- Porosity: High
- Cured Slab: Yes
- Installation Score: 3