From experience, we know that Slurry flooring is one of the
most versatile types of flooring within the industry.
Although it has a strange name, widely unknown to most, it has a
wide range of uses.
To begin with (and the list is very long), we would like to
- Roads and civil engineering.
- Flooring for sports facilities.
- Hard/road shoulders.
- Central reservations.
- Ecological routes.
- Industrial facilities.
- Cycle paths.
- Pedestrian paths.
- Parking areas.
- Traffic islands.
In this article, we will break down everything you need to know
about Slurry flooring: description, advantages,
uses, etc., so that you can become a true expert on the matter.
Ready? Let’s get started!
What is Slurry flooring?
Well, to answer this question, a little bit of caution is
needed, as there is a lot of confusion regarding this term. This is
because many professionals in the sector use the word to refer to
It is also known as cold micro-asphalt or bituminous grout,
although these terms are less popular.
But, in general, a Slurry paving is known as anything that
forms a mortar, applied in different layers, with the
consistency of a grout made by using synthetic resin-emulsion,
aggregates of selected granulometry, and pigments.
These pigments allow us to achieve any color you want, from gray
to blue used in garages, to maroon or red used in sports tracks or
It is used when we want to ensure that the flooring stays in
good condition for a long time.
It provides an efficient, effective, ecological, and very
economical solution to non-structural problems too, for
example, roads, providing improvements by reducing permeability,
increasing slip resistance or surface texture, among other
We could say that it works as a protective layer, preventing
deformations caused by heavy loads.
What are the advantages of installing Slurry flooring?
Its main properties are:
- It is not flammable.
This makes it an ideal floor for regulating surfaces and,
also, being a paving material, it has the extra advantage of
being a decoration factor, as it can change in colour.
Regarding its maintenance, we can say that it is very resistant
to abrasion and can perfectly withstand outdoor weather
Another advantage is that it is a very economical product
and, without a doubt, one of the most demanded on the market.
If you need to install flooring which is resistant to
extreme conditions and temperature changes, without a doubt, your
choice should be the Slurry flooring. It is also very easy
to install and has low maintenance that’s executed
Slurry flooring variants: synthetic slurry and asphalt slurry
Although the differences between them are very small, they
are used for different things.
That is why the place in which it is to be installed must be
very well-reviewed, as its use may not be correct.
How are they applied?
Now we are going to explain how synthetic and asphalt Slurry
pavements are installed.
Synthetic Slurry Flooring
To begin with, the surface on which it is to be used must be
By doing so, we achieve a surface free of moisture and dust,
that is clean and has good cohesion. Subsequently, the surface has
to dry and the product is homogenized by blending it slightly.
To evenly extend the mixture, thin layers are applied with a
rubber rake and it is left to dry completely.
VERY IMPORTANT: You cannot add water to the mixture, this would
make it lose its cohesion properties.
Asphalt Slurry Soil
First of all, you must make sure that the surface is free of
polluting materials, clean and healthy.
Before applying the product, you must mix it so that it is
homogenized to perfection, which you can do both with a mixer or
If necessary, you can apply a small amount of water and then
apply it with a rubber rake to spread it out as normal.
For most uses, it is very common to combine both types of Slurry
The asphalt type is used mainly to level out the surface and
then to use the synthetic type as it is more resistant to
This has been a “short summary” on Slurry floors.
There is a lot more interesting information regarding this subject
which we will tell you about in subsequent articles.