The owner requested a decorative design be added to the polished concrete floor surface. The chosen design was a display of roses with angel wings embracing the long stems. The mural was scored into the floor and the 3-D effect was brought to life with varying dyes and pigments. Product used was TRU Self-Leveling.
Work included leveling the concrete pavement of the mall area and installing seven large-diameter concrete planters. The materials use would need to dry fast, speed up the work, and minimize disruption to the public. Mortar Mix was chosen and because it sets fast and can be applied in thick layers, the crew saw a 20% increase in productivity.
A more sustainable alternative to portland cement for decorative concrete work is available for architects and contractors. Belitic Calcium Sulfoaluminate (BCSA) Cements have a lower carbon footprint and can typically yield additional LEED points.
Thin coatings that can be polished work wonders on floors new and old. But applying them right takes know-how.
Today’s design, engineering, and construction professionals face a host of complex construction challenges. A vast majority of construction projects incorporate the use of concrete for its versatility, durability, and sustainability. This article discusses how Type K shrinkage-compensating cement improves the concrete by overcoming drying shrinkage cracking, reducing permeability, and improving sulfate resistance.
Decorative polished concrete provides lower maintenance costs, is better looking, more attractive and uses environmentally friendly material. Product used was TRU Self-Leveling.