To help minimize confusion, a new ASTM standard is being introduced. This new standard focuses on quantifying the smoothness/roughness (also known as texture value) for the surface of concrete. 

The standard will use a contact stylus instrument (profilometer) to test concrete surfaces. The standard will detail how to use the instrument and how to gather accurate data for reliable surface inspections on a variety of cement-based building materials. This includes concrete flooring. 

To learn more about this new standard and how it will be measured, click below. 

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