CREATING A NON-SLIP CONCRETE SURFACE
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY APPLY BLACK SILICON CARBIDE TO CONCRETE
Application: The extreme hardness and sharpness of Black Silicon Carbide when embedded in concrete results in an effective and long-lasting slip-resistant surface. The material should be introduced onto the concrete surface after it has been floated and troweled once. From 25-50 pounds of the grains per 100 square feet of surface are evenly broadcast in one or more dry shakes. The material is then worked into the concrete by light troweling. The aim of this troweling should be to securely embed the grains into the concrete but assure that they remain at or near the concrete surface.
Silicon carbide media is even harder than aluminum oxide. Silicon carbide is the hardest abrasive blasting media and product for non-slip in use today. Silicon carbide offers the benefit of an extremely fast cutting speed, and non-slip hardness which, when combined with its hardness, allows for much shorter blasting times and long lasting non slip. This results in a lower per-hour cost than most other abrasive media types. As with aluminum oxide blast media, silicon carbide is recyclable and can be reused many times. Available in 55 pound bags 40 bags per pallet.
Coverage approximately 75 square feet per 50 pounds.
RECOMMENDED MESH SIZES: 16 (COARSE), 24 (MEDIUM) or 36 (FINE)