EDGEMORE™ Loft – Integrally Colored Concrete Overlay With Micro Topping in Little Rock, AR
Benefits & Features
- It is a cost-effective option to replace concrete floors that have discoloration, cracks, pop-outs, and other defects.
- It can be used to level out minor floor dips
- Integral colors of the EDGEMORE™ Loft overlay are long-lasting and do not fade, peel or chip
- It increases the durability of your floor by making it resistant to foot traffic, water, and UV rays Can be textured to create the looks of brick, natural stone, tile, etc.
Where To Use EDGEMORE™ Loft
- Bars & Restaurants
- Commercial Kitchens
How to Install
1. Applying the Bond Coat
- If you wish to add a grout pattern to your flooring, you must first apply the bond coat. The bond coat should be applied in the grout color of choice. The majority of bond coatings are intended to be applied to a damp floor.
- The bond coat mixture’s square feet ratio varies depending on the manufacturer. Instructions may be found on the bag. We aim for a bond coat ratio of 250-300 sq. ft. per bag.
- Begin with the appropriate amount of water in the mixing container, then add your selected colorant and mix it into the water. After that, add the overlay. For optimum adherence, we recommend two bond coats for most flooring.
2. Installing Micro-Toppings
- Most micro-topping bag mixes are intended for use on a dry floor. Micro toppings typically have a spread ratio of 300-400 square feet per bag. Before applying, be sure to double-check the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Fill the container halfway with water, then add the chosen colorant and the overlay.
- Once the product has been blended, divide it into two five-gallon buckets to prevent it from becoming too thick. A steel trowel is a perfect tool for micro-topping.
- To avoid the rainbow appearance of a standard concrete finish, apply the substance in basketball-size portions to the floor and trowel them out in different directions. To avoid the arch effect, pour the product out in a random way across the floor. With a micro-topping finish, you don’t have to worry about maintaining a wet line.
- Once the floor is totally dry, apply a second coat of micro-topping in the chosen colorant ratio.
3. Sanding the Floor
After finishing the edges, sand the high points on the floor with a 17-inch swing machine equipped with 100 grit and 120 grit sanding screens, black scrubbing pads, and a vacuum port.
Sweep the dust away using a fine-bristled broom. The sanding screen will be used to re-sand the floor. During this process, the floor will begin to shine somewhat.
Once you’ve gotten the desired appearance, sweep and vacuum the floor using a fine bristle brush. A fine bristle and a brush attachment will prevent vacuum marks on the floor.
- Water-based sealer
- Urethane (water-based or solvent-based)
- Water-based epoxy
- 100% solid epoxy
- Solvent-based acrylics
EDGEMORE™ Loft Frequently Asked Questions
Concrete overlays are extremely resilient and are an excellent alternative to repairing outdated, cracked, or discolored concrete. Concrete overlays have the potential to last as long as your concrete floor. It is also a cost-effective way to update your floors.
The thickness of concrete overlays can range from 1 to 2 inches. Some people may even go as thin as 1/4 inch. A rough substrate is required for a thick overlay to operate.
If properly installed and maintained, our EDGEMORE™ Loft overlay can last for well over a quarter-century.
EDGEMORE™ Loft overlay will offer your driveway a stylish appeal while covering concrete faults. The overlay's tough finish forms a long-lasting relationship with the concrete that does not crack, peel, or chip away.