I have been placing quite a few concrete floors that are scored in 32-inch squares. These are hand troweled. When completely cured they are waxed. The number of finishers required is becoming prohibitive. The finishers stand for about four hours until the floor is ready to finish, and then they end up working long hours of overtime. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.
The four-hour waiting period could be shortened by using a rich mix (6 1/2 to 7 bags of cement per cubic yard of concrete) of not more than a two-inch slump. The use of high early strength portland cement (Type III) also would reduce the waiting time by at least one hour. If the area is large, place the concrete in separate or alternate sections.