Stone-chip floors have been in the marker for many years but very few home owners or companies are aware of this wonderful flooring product. It is widely used in churches or in hotel foyer’s, lobby’s or hall ways. It provides an exclusive feeling of riches and presents a marble like finish. It is a 6 – 15mm self-flowing cement formula which will give you the colour you desire with a touch of stone (small, medium or large) polished to perfection. Smooth coloured floors that include stone. Stone-chip Flooring products can be applied to suit your interior or exterior needs.
It consists of suitable stone chips, sprinkled or un-sprinkled, and poured with a binder that is cementitious. Stone-chip flooring is cured and then ground and polished to a smooth surface or otherwise finished to produce a uniform textured surface. This product creates walkways, floors, patios, and panels by exposing marble chips and other fine aggregates on the surface of a well-prepared Substrate. National Crete assists to establish a good concrete foundation that is at least 30 – 40mm thick. (Refer to our Substrate section on ‘you need to know’). Stone-chip flooring is done by National Crete’s Application team with an extended Grinding and Polishing team.
As we create the images per our Clients specification, the forms are removed from the foundation where after we add a 10mm layer of sandy concrete. Before this layer sets, applicators partially embed metal divider strips in the concrete wherever there is to be a joint or change of colour in the design, a fine stone chip mixture is then placed into each panel with the colour pigment of your choice. While the mixture is still wet, additional stone chips of various colours are tossed into each panel.