Concrete is an increasingly popular choice for its aesthetic qualities in design, especially in flooring. Beautiful exposed concrete floors are common in restaurants, display rooms, high-end retail stores, museums, universities, and even homes. With its many aesthetic options for color, texture and levels of shine, concrete adds an appeal that's both timeless and modern. Because concrete is first and foremost a structural material, it requires specific chemical treatments and mechanical processing to overcome its inherent limitations as a finished surface material. This program will discuss the role of densifiers and colloidal silica technology in terms of strengthening concrete, performance and application requirements for project longevity. Take the course.
- September 2011
- Admixtures, Hardeners and Densifiers, Concrete Construction
- Lythic Solutions