Posted in | News

Portland Cement Association delivers decorative concrete manual

Decorative concrete has quickly become one of the hottest trends in both residential and nonresidential construction. The latest publication from the Portland Cement Association, Finishing Concrete with Color and Texture, is a basic guide for planning and constructing decorative surfaces on concrete slabs.

Coloured and imprinted concrete is an excellent flooring material combining the economy, durability, decorative qualities, and strength of concrete and the thermal mass needed for passive solar buildings. Moreover, surface treatments are just as pleasing in the interior as they are on the exterior of a home or commercial building.

The second edition of Finishing Concrete with Color and Texture includes a completely new chapter on white concrete and significantly enhanced coverage on staining and painting. Guide specifications assist in developing specifications for decorative concrete projects, and a partial list of manufacturers and service providers is included.

While intended primarily for concrete contractors, Finishing Concrete with Color and Texture also will be useful to concrete finishers and apprentices, homebuilders, general contractors, architects, engineers, landscape architects, homeowners, vocational education students, specification writers, inspectors, among others.

Source: PCA

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit
Azthena logo

AZoM.com powered by Azthena AI

Your AI Assistant finding answers from trusted AZoM content

Azthena logo with the word Azthena

Your AI Powered Scientific Assistant

Hi, I'm Azthena, you can trust me to find commercial scientific answers from AZoNetwork.com.

A few things you need to know before we start. Please read and accept to continue.

  • Use of “Azthena” is subject to the terms and conditions of use as set out by OpenAI.
  • Content provided on any AZoNetwork sites are subject to the site Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • Large Language Models can make mistakes. Consider checking important information.

Great. Ask your question.

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.