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Floor Finishing Floor Finishing

With the finishing equipment available today, almost anyone can get a decent finish and adequate surface profile tolerances in the interior, wide-open portions of a slab placement. Read more

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Floor Finishing Floor Finishing

What separates the really good contractor from the competition is attention to detail and consistency, especially with the finishing near edges, block-outs, drains, clean-outs, and other penetrations. Except for the best finishers, this detail work is fast becoming a lost art. Read more

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Getting the Most from Your Power Trowel

Finishing concrete has always been about timing: being in the right place at the right time with the right tool. With the now widespread acceptance of the F-number system, good power troweling techniques are essential since floor flatness depends directly on a finisher's ability to run trowel machines. Read more

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Using Pan Floats

Using float pans, which are attached to the blades of walk-behind or nonoverlapping ride-on power trowels, offers finishers several advantages, including increased productivity, flatter floors, easier transition from wet to dry areas when floating and superior ability to break open the concrete surface. To obtain the benefits from these advantages, however, finishers must learn how to use the pans properly. Read more

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