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decorative concrete and resinous flooring systems

Self-leveling Concrete | New York

Self-leveling concrete is the perfect choice for a job that involves a structurally sound substrate and a short time table. Duraamen's Param series - quick-curing, non-shrink self-leveling concrete can be used in both homes and commercial establishments to even out floors, raise existing horizontal levels to match new thresholds or breathe new life into old floors without the hassle and cost of tearing them up. Most resurfaced areas are open to foot traffic within two to six hours and trade traffic in a day.

There are two types of self-leveling concrete: There are mixtures designed to be underlayments (Param 4500) that need some type of covering like concrete overlay or any other type of floor covering to finish the surface, and self-leveling concrete overlays that can be decoratively finished as a wear surface.

The latter kind of self-leveling concrete can be integrally colored, stained, stenciled, saw cut, sand blasted or polished (Param 6000, 5500 or micro50). Its fluid property makes it ideal for pumping and pouring. But because it is so fluid, it cannot be stamped and doesn’t need to be troweled. The slurry seeks its own level or moves out on its own without a lot of labor on the contractor’s end. However, a gauge rake and smoother may be used to move the mixture around to help maintain the surface’s overall consistency. 

Self-leveling overlayments are primarily designed to adhere to concrete substrates at least 28 days old. The surface must be clean and free of oil, paint, asphalt or other bond breakers before an overlayment is applied. When applying a self-leveling overlayment on concrete, the existing concrete typically needs to be profiled by shotblasting, grinding or scarifying. The surface then should be primed thoroughly for maximum adhesion. 

Self-leveling overlayments are designed to be thinly applied over existing concrete yet provide a compressive strength of anywhere from 4,000 to 7,000 psi when completely cured. These polishable self-leveling overlays can be applied anywhere from ¼ inch up to 1.5 inches deep  and upto 5 inches when mixed with aggregates) in one lift.

Päram 6000 | polishable self leveling concrete

At Duraamen, we supply quality self-leveling concrete options. Päram 6000 is Portland cement based, high strength, fast setting, self-leveling concrete which accepts integral colors, chemical (acid) stains, dyes and polishing. It is designed to be used as a wear surface. Päram 6000 can be installed from 1/4” to 1.5” in a single application and up to 5” after blending with aggregates. It is ready for foot traffic within 3-4 hours of its installation.

advantages

  • No trowelling required; it is self-leveling
  • Excellent bond to various types of substrates
  • Rapid early strength - accepts foot traffic in 3 hours – achieves 2000psi in 3-4 hours
  • Very strong, 6100psi compressive strength
  • Contains no protein additives; no gypsum
  • Maintains workability ( healing properties) for 25 minutes (depending upon ambient conditions)
  • Does not promote the growth of mold or mildew
  • Very fluid, ideal for pouring and pumping
  • Non-shrink; does not cause dusting
  • Accepts various coloring systems - integral colors, reactive (acid) stains. Dyes (water or solvent)
  • Can be polished with different polishing machines and pads

For more information regarding our self-leveling concrete, feel free to contact us today.

Technical Data

Density 125lb/ft3 Mixing Ratio 5.5–5.75 quarts per 50lb bag
Flammability (ASTM E84) Flame Spread 0 Flammability (ASTM E84) Fuel Contribution 0
Flammability (ASTM E84) Smoke Development 0 Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 24 hours 3000psi
Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 7 days 5000psi Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 28 days 6100psi
Flexural Strength 2900psi Tensile Strength 500psi
Set Times (ASTM C191) Working Time 25 min (depending on temp.) Set Times (ASTM C191) Initial Set 1.5 hours
Set Times (ASTM C191) Final Set 2 hours
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Päram 5500 | self-leveling concrete overlay

Päram 5500 is the ultimate self-leveling, self curing and calcium aluminate cement based overlay/topping for fast track resurfacing, smoothing, or leveling of indoor concrete substrate. It can be applied from 1/4” to 1-1/2” thickness in one operation, and up to 5” with the addition of appropriate aggregate. Päram 5500’s calcium aluminate based formula creates an excellent bond to substrate and can be installed indoors over concrete and certain non-porous surfaces like ceramic tile, to provide a hard, flat, smooth surface for warehouses, utility rooms and light manufacturing.

Päram 5500 provides a substrate which can accept decorative concrete toppings, cement based overlays, skim coats, concrete dyes, epoxy coatings and finished floor coverings like VCT, Vinyl Sheet, rubber and engineered wood plank, etc. 24hours after its installations. It can accept ceramic tiles and natural stone within 3-4 hours after its application. Please confer with düraamen representative for specifications for your particular flooring project.

advantages

  • Rapid early strength - accepts foot traffic in 3-4 hours and moisture sensitive flooring covering in 24 hours
  • Install in the evening and reopen for business the next morning…virtually no down-time
  • No troweling required; it is self-leveling. Very fluid, ideal for pouring and pumping
  • Superior bond to various types of substrates
  • Contains no protein additives; no gypsum
  • Applications from ¼” to 1½” without any additives and up to 5” with aggregates; can be tapered to meet existing elevations
  • Maintains workability (healing properties) for 25 minutes (depending upon ambient conditions)
  • Does not promote the growth of mold or mildew
  • Very strong... 5500psi compressive strength... can be sealed and used as wear surface
  • Accepts solvent based dyes giving various colour options

Technical Data

Density 125lb/ft3 Mixing Ratio 5.5–5.75 quarts per 50lb bag
Coverage 25/ft2 per bag Flammability (ASTM E84) Flame Spread 0
Flammability (ASTM E84) Fuel Contribution 0 Flammability (ASTM E84) Smoke Development 0
Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 4hours 1000psi Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 24 hours 3000psi
Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 7 days 4500psi Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 28 days 5500psi
Flexural Strength 1100psi Set Times (ASTM C191) Working Time 25 min (depending on temp.)
Set Times (ASTM C191) Initial Set 1.5 hours Set Times (ASTM C191) Final Set 2 hours
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Päram 4500 | self-leveling concrete underlayment

Päram 4500 is Portland cement based, self-leveling underlayment formulated to level and smooth interior concrete, terrazzo, ceramic and quarry tile, metal, wooden substrates and non-water soluble adhesive residue on concrete prior to the installation of finished flooring. It can be installed on, above or below grade. Päram 4500 provides a durable, flat, smooth floor surface with minimum labor and installation time.

Päram 4500 provides a substrate which can accept ceramic tile and natural stone within 3-4 hours after application. Finished floor coverings such as concrete micro-toppings/overlays, resinous flooring, carpet, VCT, sheet vinyl, rubber and engineered wood plank can be installed after 24 hours.

advantages

  • No trowelling required; it is self-leveling
  • Suitable for residential and commercial applications
  • Contains no protein additives; no gypsum
  • Maintains workability (healing properties) for 25 minutes (depending upon ambient conditions)
  • Does not promote the growth of mold or mildew
  • Very fluid, ideal for pouring and pumping
  • Non-shrink; does not cause dusting
  • Compatible with most flooring adhesives
  • High early strength, walkable in just 3-4 hours
  • No dangerous emissions or irritating fumes

Technical Data

Density 125lb/ft3 Mixing Ratio 5.5–5.75 quarts per 50lb bag
Flammability (ASTM E84) Flame Spread 0 Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 24hours 3000psi
Flammability (ASTM E84) Fuel Contribution 0 Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 7 days 4500psi
Flammability (ASTM E84) Smoke Development 0 Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 28 days 5000psi
Flexural Strength 1100psi Set Times (ASTM C191) Working Time 25 min (depending on temp.)
Set Times (ASTM C191) Initial Set 1.5 hours Set Times (ASTM C191) Final Set 2 hours
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Päram micro50 | self-leveling micro underlayment

Param micro50 is a self-leveling micro underlayment formulated using very latest cement-polymer technology that allows to be very fluid (anywhere between 30%–40%) as compared to any conventional premium self-leveling concrete toppings. It is designed for interior applications where a super smooth surface is desired. Concrete overlays or micro-toppings or other hard surface flooring coverings such as ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles or natural stone can be applied within 6–8 hours after application. Flexible floor coverings such as carpet, VCT, rubber and engineered wood plank can be installed in as little as 16–18 hours.

advantages

  • Very economical - self-leveling even at 1/16”
  • Maintains healing and properties up to 20-30 minutes
  • Creates a super flat surface
  • Easy to apply, even for non-professionals
  • Accepts floor coverings in as little as 16-18 hours
  • Will not contribute to the growth of mold or mildew
  • Environmentally friendly – contributes to LEED points

Technical Data

Installed weight (per sq. ft.) 2.05lbs @ 1/4" thick Flammability (ASTM E84) Fuel Contribution 0
Mixing Ratio 6.5 quarts of water per bag Flammability (ASTM E84) Flame Spread 0
Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 4 hours 1000 psi Flammability (ASTM E84) Smoke Development 0
Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 1 day 2500 psi Set Times (ASTM C191) Flow Time 20 minutes
Compressive Strength (ASTM C 109) 28 days 5000 psi Set Times (ASTM C191) Final Set 60 minutes
Accepts Floor Covering: (at 70°F, 50% RH): Ceramic Tile & Stone 4 hours Accepts Floor Covering: (at 70°F, 50% RH): Carpet, VCT 12 hours
Accepts Floor Covering: (at 70°F, 50% RH): Vinyl, Rubber, Wood 16 hours Accepts Floor Covering: (at 70°F, 50% RH): Concrete overlay / micro-topping 24 hours
Accepts Floor Covering: (at 70°F, 50% RH): Epoxy over 20mil thickness 3 to 5 days
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Päram Premium Primer | Premium Grade Concrete Primer

Premium grade styrene-acrylic primer specifically designed for self-leveling concrete flooring applications. It is a concentrated adhesive formulated to enhance the bond of self-concrete products providing maximum adhesion and seal between the substrate and concrete.

advantages

  • Water based and VOC compliant
  • Odorless, can be used in occupied spaces
  • Non-flammable, non-toxic, non-explosive
  • Creates an excellent bond
  • High solids content

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