Salisbury Life Church


Frequently Asked Questions

What does it look like?
CTI’s systems achieve a look, texture and color of any type stone, concrete wood look or any look you require. A base coat is applied that fixes any imperfections in the original concrete. A design is then laid over it and a hopper gun shoots on a textured layer over that. A final clear coat is put over the system that is nonporous and protects it as well as makes it very easy to maintain. Mold, mildew, motor oil, etc. can be sprayed off with a regular garden hose. Common detergents can be used to remove tough or repetitive latencies.
How thick is it?

We generally apply our systems on old concrete between 3/32″ to 1/8″. CTI’s systems are thin layered cements which depend on adhesion through the use of modified acrylics.

How do you treat cracks on the concrete?

Cracks are addressed using our revolutionary “Smart Prep” System. The Smart Prep system offers a flexible bridge over the cracked area that allows the original concrete to move while not allowing any normal cracking to transmit through the CTi coating.

Is it cool to walk on?
Here is how CTI’s systems compare to other coatings as far as heat retention:
Up to 40 degrees cooler than concrete.
30%-40% cooler than epoxy stone
50% cooler than vinyl or urethane
40%-50% cooler than wood decks
Up to 40% cooler than carpet
50%-60% cooler than terrazzo
40%-50% cooler than tile
20%-30% cooler than brick

Colors of the product and texture chosen will effect the overall temperature of the surface.

How do you treat control or expansion joints?
All existing control joints should remain in the surface to allow for expansion and contraction of the original concrete. They are not coated with the CTI system and are masked off. We can, however, work to insure these joints match the rest of the look of the surfaces.
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