Frequently asked questions

What substrates can Purecast be applied over?

Purecast ican be used over a range of substrates For Example:

Floors: Concrete, tiles, 12-18mm compressed sheeting
Walls: Concrete, Brick, MDF, Foam, Ply, Plaster, Villa board, Blue board, & FC Sheeting
Joinery: MDF, Compressed Sheeting, Laminate & Marine Ply VIEW SUBSTRATES GUIDE

Where can Purecast be used?

All floors, walls and joinery. This applies both internally and externally. There are different sealers available for internal and external applications, which effect the lasting quality of the product.

What sealers are used for Purecast?

For internal applications we use a surface mounting sealer which forms a membrane over the Purecast. This sealer is used for sealing floors, walls and joinery internally. For external applications, wet areas (showers) and walls we use a penetrating sealer, This sealer penetrates into the Purecast leaving you with a raw concrete look and feel. VIEW AREAS OF SUITABILITY

Do I need to waterproof in areas like the showe before you install Purecast?

Yes, a waterproofing is required in wet areas like the shower area.

What products do you recommend using to maintain my Purecast floor?

View our maintenance procedures.

What is your turn around time for products?

We recommend booking us in 6-8 weeks in advance to ensure we are available on your selected installation date.

How long does it take for you to install Purecast?

An example based on 100 square meters is approximately 5 days. This depends on the area and on a case by case basis

Can I purchase Purecast and install it myself?

No, we supply and install Purecast to all of our projects.

What is the price per square meter of Pureacast?

Depending on many factors each job is priced accordingly. The location, squate meters, area of application, heights of walls and required level of detail needed to work around existing objects are all factors. If you are after a quote email us at contact@purecast.com.au and we can discuss your project more.

Does Purecast crack?

Purecast is does not delaminate. However, as it is an overlay system Purecast is as good as the existing substrate and we cannot guarantee that your existing substrate will last. We will take preventative measures when preparing for the Purecast installation to decrease the risk of substrate cracking however Purecast will not be held responsible for naturally occurring subfloor or substrate cracking.

Will I be able to see trowel marks?

Yes, Purecast is a hand trowelled finish which means that trowel marks, colour and tonal variation are a natural characteristic of the finish. This look is one of our biggest selling points.

Are saw cuts required on my Purecast floor?

Saw cuts are required in areas where there are existing control/expansion joints or floor junctions. If installing over compressed sheeting we need to follow all breaks in the sub-floor to avoid any possible movement that may cause our Purecast to crack.

Is Purecast always applied seamlessly?

Purecast is designed to follow the existing substrate. When Purecast is applied over concrete or sheeting, if there is an existing break or control joint in the existing floor we must repeat that by doing a saw cut. We don't have to put breaks in if structurally its not needed.

Can Purecast be applied to a splashback?

We don’t recommend Purecast to be installed on a splashback behind a stove/cooktop as the hot oils could migrate and leach into the sealer causing a stain.

Can I apply Purecast onto ceilings?

Yes. Pureacst can be applied onto ceilings depending on the square meters.