Self-Smoothing Floors Based on Polymer-Cement Concrete


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Title: Self-Smoothing Floors Based on Polymer-Cement Concrete

Author(s): Johan Alexanderson

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 12

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 49-51

Keywords: floors; polymer-cement concrete; pumped concrete; smoothing; surface roughness; Construction

Date: 1/1/1990

Since the late 1970s, the development of self-smoothing floors has been intensive in Scandinavia. The finish surfaces are normally 1/4 to 1/2 in. thick and are made of polymer-cement concrete. The mixes are sufficiently fluid so that they can be pumped and flow by themselves onto an uneven concrete surface to form a smooth surface without any kind of manual treatment. This labor-saving technique makes it possible to cover 3000 ftý per hr, giving great time savings compared to conventional methods.