Concrete floors are subjected to continuous wear, from heavy equipment in the manufacturing world to the retail industry’s constant foot traffic. In response, many design professionals use liquid floor hardeners or densifiers to increase protection against potential damage and premature wear of the slab surface.
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Rethinking the Cure of Concrete Floors
The Standard for measuring the effectiveness of curing compounds has historically been ASTM C 309, “Standard Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete.” The test procedure for this specification measures the moisture loss of a test specimen that has a wood float finish and utilizes a liquid membrane-forming compound. While this Standard has proven to be an effective measure to gage acceptable curing products for concrete, developments in the placement/finish of concrete and advancing technologies of concrete chemicals have paved the way for innovative perspectives on curing of concrete, particularly as it pertains to industrial floors.