Smoothing out a rought finish on a floor slab.


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Old 08-23-01, 08:09 PM
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Hi 2000,
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The 12*14 floor was poured into an unheated work shop. I first decided a little roughness on the surface would be better to give some footing if snow or water was tracked in so I ran a heavy broom over it. I went to see the pad two hours later and after giving it more thought, I tried to smooth it, if for not anything else than an easy pickup of sawdust. I sprayed some water on and tried to mud it up a bit to trowel it and The rocks started to jump from the pad so I ran the broom back over it to give it some uniformity and let it be. It was poured today and the homeowner is expected home Saturday. I am wondering if I Can skim it with some type of concrete mix to smooth it out or could it be made smoother with some type of protective coating.
Stephen Shane
 
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Old 08-23-01, 11:00 PM
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Solutions exist. Instead of elaborating about a field method here is a relevant URL: http://www.quikrete.com/catalog/product_1131_40.html Instructions? see the bottom of the page.

If quikrete products are not sold in your area many other manufactures are producing similar products.
Two among many: USmix lines - http://www.usmix.com/ adrex http://www.ardex.com/
 
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Old 09-01-01, 03:38 PM
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Thank You

Thanks for the information. The 1131 worked and proved a successfull solution.......
 
 

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