CTS Cement
CTS Cement
APPLICATIONS

DECORATIVE

Concrete flatwork or building elements enhanced with texture or color.
The possibilities for decorative concrete are vast and only limited by the creativity of designers and concrete contractors. There are various techniques to achieve the desired look of decorative concrete on horizontal and vertical surfaces such as: stamped, textured, integral and dust-on, colored, acid etch, dye (water and solvent), stampable overlays, self-level overlays, micro-toppings, stencil, engraved, form liners, diamond polished, sandblast, exposed aggregate, and coatings. Rapid Set Cement can be used for precast elements while TRU PC, TRU Self-Leveling, and TRU SP are ideal for decorative flooring.
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Difficult Floor Renovation Comes Up Roses

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.

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Downtown L.A. Metro Planters

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.

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New Cement Can Contribute To A More Sustainable World

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.

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Polishable Overlays

Thin coatings that can be polished work wonders on floors new and old. But applying them right takes know-how.

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Shrinkage Compensating Concrete Designs

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.

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Supermarket Dazzles with Integrally Colored Overlay Floor

Decorative polished concrete provides lower maintenance costs, is better looking, more attractive and uses environmentally friendly material. Product used was TRU Self-Leveling.

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