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Library of Concrete
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The capacity of a material to resist degradation from friction against other materials. ASTM D6279 Standard Test Method for Rub Abrasion Mar Resistance of High Gloss Coatings.
A type of concrete stain which contains colorants dissolved in an acid solution. The colorants are chemically bonded to the concrete during the reaction between the acid and the alkaline materials in the concrete surface.
A polymer used in an emulsified form to make clear coatings. Can be modified with Methyl Methacrylate which is a form used to make hard plastics with excellent light transmitting qualities.
A force which causes two substances to bond together.
An ingredient in concrete other than water, portland cement, and aggregate used to modify the properties of concrete in its freshly mixed, setting, or hardened states. May be added to concrete at the batch plant or on the job site. Prepackaged admixtures are available for convenient job site addition, giving contractors the ability to modify the concrete they receive when necessary, such as extending the amount of time available for decorative stamping.
A mixture of sand, rock, crushed stone, expanded materials, or particles, both enhances the structural performance of concrete and improves cement paste's formation and flow. Aggregate usually constitutes about 75% of concrete volume. In regards to concrete coatings SILICA is often used as the aggregate.
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Any material or substance that holds or draws other materials together to form a cohesive whole mechanically, chemically, or as an adhesive. CEMENT is the binder in concrete.
Surface texture obtained by pushing a broom over freshly placed concrete.