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Title: Near-Surface Qualities of Decorative Concrete

Author(s): Thomas L. Attard, Feraidon F. Ataie, and David Hoyt

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 43

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 35-39

Keywords: curing, test, specimen, cycle

Date: 8/1/2021

The article presents a recently completed preliminary study of the effects of finishing and surface treatments on durability of decorative concrete. It discusses results of water-absorption testing per RILEM Test Method 11.4 and modified ASTM C1585, as well as abrasion resistance testing per ASTM C944/C944M and with a Chaplin Abrasion Tester, conducted on specimens representing hard-troweled, stamped, and exposed aggregate finishes with various surface treatments.


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