Create A Brand New Look With Microtoppings

At Flores Decorative Concrete, we understand the transformative power of beautiful, durable surfaces. Whether you’re looking to revamp your home’s interior or enhance the aesthetics of your commercial space, our expertise in micro toppings and skim coats can help you achieve stunning results that stand the test of time. And all without the cost or hassle of new installation.

Micro toppings and skim coats are innovative techniques in decorative concrete that offer a world of possibilities for your floors and countertops. They are thin, customizable overlays applied to existing surfaces, creating a fresh canvas for design and creativity.

Micro Toppings & Skim Coats
Micro Toppings & Skim Coats
Skim Coats

What are Micro Toppings and Skim Coats

Micro toppings or skim coats are types of overlays with a much finer sand mix. Give existing concrete floors a face lift.  Or, use micro toppings in conjunction with other concrete finishes to give a smooth look and feel. After resurfacing with concrete overlay, some clients have the surface skim coated to create a smooth finish. The results are absolutely beautiful when combined with a concrete acid stain or dye and finished off with a high gloss urethane concrete sealer. Sometimes after removing tile or wood floors, clients are left with a very rough concrete surface. Resurfacing the concrete with an overlay is the best option, and applying a skim coat afterwards will give the best results when applying color and sealer.

Microtoppings and skim coats offer remarkable versatility, making them suitable for an array of surfaces, from concrete floors to countertops and walls. Their adaptability allows for the complete transformation of virtually any space. Beyond aesthetics, these overlays contribute to the durability of your surfaces, offering a protective layer that resists wear and tear. This resilience ensures that your surfaces remain in pristine condition while requiring minimal maintenance. Furthermore, microtoppings and skim coats provide unparalleled design freedom, enabling you to bid farewell to plain, monotonous concrete. You can explore a wide spectrum of colors, textures, and patterns to align with your unique style and creative vision, thus breathing life into your spaces.

Where Can Skim Coats Be Used

Skim coats or micro toppings are highly versatile, making them a great option for a variety of applications, including:

  1. Elegant Countertops: Upgrade your kitchen or bathroom with stunning concrete countertops that mimic the look of natural stone or wood. Microtoppings and skim coats provide a seamless and smooth surface that’s easy to clean and maintain.
  2. Decorative Flooring: Transform dull concrete floors into a work of art. Whether it’s for your home, office, or retail space, microtoppings and skim coats can create visually appealing, slip-resistant floors that leave a lasting impression.
  3. Creative Wall Finishes: Make a statement with decorative concrete walls. These overlays can add texture and dimension to your interiors, allowing you to express your unique style.
  4. Outdoor Spaces: Enhance your outdoor living areas with microtopping overlays. They can rejuvenate patios, walkways, and pool decks, providing both aesthetic appeal and durability.

Frequently Asked Questions About Micro Toppings and Skim Coats

Yes. Micro toppings or skim coats are sealed like any other concrete treatment, providing exceptional moisture resistance. In addition, it provides a seamless finish, which doesn’t allow moisture to seep into cracks. Micro topped surfaces are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

No. They are exceptionally durable and require little to no maintenance.

Given the very fine particle size of micro toppings or skim coats, each layer is very thin, adding little bulk to existing surfaces. Typically, multiple coats are used, with a resulting thickness of only 3-4mm.

A decorative concrete micro top is as durable as the surface it is bonded to and should last many years with the proper cleaning and maintenance as recommended.