A newly proposed ATSM standard (WK49335) will have the goal of minimizing confusion when assessing the texture value at the surface of concrete. This new standard will be used to measure the surface of concrete with a profilometer.

This combination of the profilometer and reliable data will hasten the surface inspection of a variety of cement-based building material, including concrete flooring:

The technology described in the proposed standard will be used to provide an accurate assessment in surface irregularities and serviceability of concrete. The test described will be particularly relevant to people in the decorative concrete industry, which is currently not guided by a standard that addresses concrete finishes.

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