Your Guide to The Latest Updates in Skim Coat Products

Skim Coat Innovation Latest Products Trends | Duraamen | Duraamen Engineered Products Inc

In the dynamic world of concrete resurfacing, innovation is the key to unlocking endless possibilities. At Duraamen, we are proud to present our cutting-edge skim coat products that redefine the art of transforming existing concrete surfaces. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the latest updates in our Skraffino Concrete Skim Coat, Param SSL Concrete Topping, and other advanced solutions. Discover how these products, enriched with advanced polymers and state-of-the-art technology, offer a cost-effective and hassle-free way to rejuvenate any concrete surface, old or new.

Understanding Decorative Concrete Overlays

Duraamen’s decorative concrete overlays, also known as concrete skim coats or micro toppings, are engineered to breathe new life into existing concrete surfaces without the need for costly and disruptive replacements. Additionally, they can be used over the top of new concrete flooring to ensure a beautiful, smooth finish. 

These versatile overlays, including our Skraffino Concrete Skim Coat and Param SSL Concrete Topping, serve as a transformative layer, providing a fresh canvas for a variety of decorative concrete flooring options.

Skraffino Concrete Skim Coat


Skraffino stands as a testament to the evolution of microtopping technology. A Portland cement-based concrete microtopping, Skraffino is designed for hand-applied applications, offering a natural polished concrete finish on various substrates such as concrete, ceramic or porcelain tiles, VCT, gypsum, and plywood.

Key Features:

Thin Application: Skraffino can be applied as thin as 1/16″ (the thickness of a credit card), providing a sleek and minimalistic finish suitable for a range of interior and exterior applications.

Versatility in Grades: Available in three grades – regular, fine, and superfine – and in both white and gray, Skraffino allows for flexibility in achieving different textures and finishes to suit various design preferences.

Vertical and Horizontal Application: Unlike some conventional microtoppings, Skraffino is not limited to horizontal surfaces. It can be efficiently applied on vertical surfaces for textured walls, stairs, corridors, and stairways, showcasing its versatility.

Integration with Cp1000: When combined with Cp1000, an acrylic polymer, Skraffino produces a highly durable concrete surface that exhibits excellent adhesion and wear resistance.

Creative Applications:

Skraffino opens the door to a realm of creative possibilities. Whether applied with a steel trowel, magic trowel, sponge, roller, or spray unit, it enables skilled contractors and DIYers alike to achieve numerous decorative effects. From integrally coloring to resurfacing interior or exterior concrete, Skraffino offers a fast and cost-effective solution.



Arapido takes the spotlight as a Portland cement-based sprayable concrete microtopping, forming an integral part of the Terrazzi Sprayable polished concrete system.

Key Features:

Sprayable Application: Arapido’s sprayable nature facilitates efficient application on both horizontal and vertical surfaces, making it suitable for a wide range of interior and exterior projects.

Integration with Aquacolors: Typically integrally colored with Aquacolors, Arapido readily accepts concrete dyes and stains, offering a palette of possibilities for achieving unique and vibrant finishes.

Versatility in Use: Arapido’s adaptability allows it to thrive in various environments, making it a valuable asset for both interior and exterior applications.

The Technological Leap: Advanced Polymers and Additives

While cement-based overlays and micro toppings have been a staple in the industry for years, today’s offerings from Duraamen represent a leap forward in technology. Our products are a meticulous blend of advanced polymers, cement, and other additives that significantly enhance performance.

Enhancements Include:

Excellent Adhesion: The engineered polymers ensure excellent adhesion to various substrates, such as VCT, gypsum, ceramic tiles, and more, with minimal surface preparation.

Wear Resistance: The advanced formulations contribute to outstanding wear resistance, ensuring the longevity of the applied coating even in high-traffic areas.

Compatibility with Coloring: Our concrete micro toppings exhibit superb compatibility with integral coloring, water-based stains, and acid-based stains, offering unparalleled versatility in design.


As we conclude this in-depth exploration of Duraamen’s latest updates in skim coat products, it’s evident that we stand at the threshold of a new horizon in concrete resurfacing. The Skraffino Concrete Skim Coat, Pentimento, Arapido, and our other offerings are not simply products; they are a testament to our commitment to innovation and quality.

If you’re ready to start your next skim coating project, contact Duraamen today. Our team of experts is ready to guide you through the selection process, ensuring that you have the right tools at your disposal for your next project. Elevate your concrete surfaces to new heights with Duraamen.

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