Seamless Interior Flooring Encourages You to Loose the Shoes
Alternative Surfaces offer a revolutionary brand of seamless interior flooring for around the home – inside and out. Based on Feng Shui principles, our floors promise to bring ‘the outside in’. The message is loose those shoes. Relax. Take it easy and get comfortable in your home. We provide seamless flooring that offers the latest in technological advances to deliver a sophisticated look, creating inspirational space from the ground up.
Time was a major factor in this project, which required a resurfacing of 2,400 square feet in less than four days. Alternative Surfaces met the clients’ needs by applying the X-Bond System in a Natural Grain. Because it is specially designed to chemically adhere to any solid surface, there was no need to remove the existing floor surface. This helped reduce the installation time by 50% and the entire project came it at a remodeling cost of25% less than its original budget.
Remodel Without Removal: Imagine being able to remodel any solid surface without the cost, inconvenience and potential environmental damage associated with the removal of the existing surface. We have perfected this method through the use of the X-Bond System,which chemically adheres to any existing surface. SEMCO is revolutionizing the way the world looks at remodeling with their signature “Remodel without Removal” system. This system saves clients time and cost on their PROJECTS, while offering “green” benefits and far fewer environmental hazards.
What is a the X-Bond OverlaySystem?
Decorative overlay is a polymer modified cementious mix designed to give excellent protective durability, while decorating new or existing concrete to simulate brick, tile, stone, slate, and other configurations.
How Does the X-Bond System Work?
The X-Bond system uses a specialty chemical bonding material, the X-Bond Liquid, that enables the X-Bond to chemically adhere to any solid surface.
What are some uses for X-Bond?
Decorative concrete overlays can be used in all placeswhere you have plain concrete, but want a more decorative look, both residential and commercial (i.e. interior living spaces, bathrooms, showers, pool decks, driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.).
How thin or thick can X-Bond be applied?
The typical application is applied at 1/8 inch, although it can be applied as thin or as thick as necessary depending on the application.
Will the decorative overlaycolors fade?
No, all pigments used are UV stable.
How long is the lifespan of a decorative overlay?
The decorative overlay is as good as the concrete or surface it is bonded to, and should last for many years if maintained as recommended (rule of thumb is that it will last as long as you want it to last).
How is the surface cleaned?
The use of typical household cleaners that are ammonia based can be used. Another way is to pressure wash the overlay.
Will existing cracks or new cracks in the concrete come through the overlay?
Even though we have a crack bridging process, there is always a chance of fissures appearing when the crack or the control joint was present. (The chance of this occurring decreases with concrete slabs that are 5 years and older.)
Is the X-Bond overlay cooler towalk on than concrete?
Yes, because of how the material is produced, the material can dissipate the heat a lot quicker, and does not absorb the heat therefore making the surface cooler.
Is decorative concrete a fad?
Is it necessary to re color the surface?
Re-coloring is an option when it is time to reseal the surface concrete.
Is it necessary to reseal thesurface?
Yes. The time frame before resealing depends on use, UVrays and chemical exposure to the surface. With normal use the seal will last up to 5 years.
How long can I expect the color to last?
The color will always be there. It is the seal that enhances the color.
What is an overlay?
An overlay is a stainable masonry polymer overlayment that can cure to 5000 psi with a thickness from 1/8″ to a maximum of 1/2″.
When should the X-Bond Overlay be used?
Use the X-Bond system to create a new cementious surface or any solid surface. This can be done on vertical or horizontal surfaces, and/or to change or improve the look of an existing good structure without additional demolition costs.
How long will it take to install an overlay?
Installation of the overlay is faster that than ground-upconstruction because no grading or city inspections are required.
How deep is the decorative surface?
The depth of the decorative surface is approximately 1/2″.
How does decorative concrete compare to natural stone?
While being more cost-effective, concrete is in our opinion more durable as well, as water cannot penetrate grout joints, freeze and pop loose. Almost all stone will flake with UV rays. Sealing maintenance will las tup to three times longer with our acrylic sealer which cannot be used on natural stone. Our product is also easier to clean because we close the pores of the concrete with our seal.
For quotations, enquiries and additional information about your commercial or residential flooring options, please feel free to contact us.