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Concrete Glossary

Glossary: X

Glossary: X

X Xylene – A common solvent. Used as a carrier for solvent based sealers. High in odor and flammability.

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Glossary: W

Glossary: W

W Water-Cement Ratio – The ratio of the amount of water to the amount of cement in a concrete mixture. The key to producing high-quality decorative concrete is to keep the water-cement ratio as low as possible without sacrificing workability. Water Plug – A hydraulic cement used to fill cracks and to prevent the migration

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Glossary: V

Glossary: V

V Vapor Barrier – A moisture-impervious material, such as plastic sheeting, placed on the subbase under a concrete slab to help prevent moisture vapor transmission. Vertical Stamped Concrete – A decorative finish for walls and other vertical surfaces using a lightweight cementitious overlay formulated to be applied at thicknesses of up to 3 inches without

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Glossary: T

Glossary: T

T Tack – The stickiness or adhesiveness of a material. Tamper (or pounder) – A handheld impact tool used to firmly press stamping mats or texturing skins into fresh concrete to ensure a complete imprint. Technical Data Sheet – Contains important specifications and manufacturer guidelines for product usage. Includes such data as coverage rates, recommended

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Glossary: S

Glossary: S

S Sacrificial Coating – A final floor finish or wax designed to protect the sealer or topcoat from wear. Usually applied by mop or floor buffer in several coats to act as a shock absorber to scuffs, scratches, and grime. Salt Finish – A textured, decorative finish obtained by broadcasting rock salt onto fresh concrete

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