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Concrete for flooring needs to have particular properties to cope with the wear and tear of the traffic, both foot and in particular vehicular. In addition to this abrasion resistance, a floor may need to;
a. be especially flat or level i.e. to cope with high racking systems in warehouses, and material handling equipment (MHE) movement
b. be decorative in areas of public access
c. have a surface finish with appropriate abrasion and/or resistance to slip.
To provide a floor that will give satisfactory performance, these factors must be considered at the design, production and construction stages.
There are many systems and approaches to construction of floors, all of which have particular merits depending on the desired specification.
Acknowledgement: The Concrete Society
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