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SSPC Releases New Concrete Coating Texture Standard

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Subject/Title: Concrete Coating Texture Standard
Committee Name: C.7.5, Texture of Concrete Coatings
Committee Chair Name and Company:  Tom Murphy, VP Marketing LLC

 This new SSPC standard establishes a classification system for textures of finish coats of applied concrete flooring systems. When used in conjunction with a set of tactile comparators, it establishes a standard terminology that can be used by owners, specifiers, and concrete flooring installers to describe various coating surface textures. It is not intended to be used as a compliance verification tool.

The tactile texture comparator set is a set of standardized coupons representing different levels of texture of concrete floor coatings. Smooth panels were used to prepare the samples. The coupons are used to assist in determining the degree of coating texture required for a flooring project, to assist in determining when an installed flooring system has excess wear and requires a surface texture “refresh”; and to provide the installation contractor with a tactile representation of the intended coating texture.

The standard and comparator set are available for purchase by clicking here for the SSPC MarketPlace.    Once you arrive at the MarketPlace, enter “texture” into the search box to see options to purchase the standard alone or the standard with the coupons.


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