Earlier this month, the Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) released a revision to Bonded Abrasive Polished Concrete Specification. The document was updated because the original specification did not meet standard terminology or layout.
In the world of architectural exposed concrete floors, few considerations are more important than coefficient of friction (COF). French-American architect Paul Philippe Cret (1876-1945) once asked, “Of the many doorways one passes, most are well enough built—but which ones are worth a second look?”
One of the biggest mistakes a designer can make when specifying polished concrete slabs is to state, “Concrete for polished concrete, including formwork, reinforcement, concrete materials, mixture design, placement procedures, initial finishing, and curing is specified in Section 03 30 00 Cast-in-Place Concrete.”