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Suryakanta | February 18, 2015 | Building Construction, Concrete Technology, Construction | 1
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ADVANTAGES OF CONCRETE FLOORING


1. DURABILITY
A properly constructed floor will outlast most of the other components of the building.

2. STIFFNESS
Concrete floors designed to carry the imposed loading will generally possess adequate
stiffness and will not deflect under the applied load so as to create problems in non-structural
elements, e.g. doors.

3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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Concrete floors possess high thermal mass and this can be used to improve the internal
environment within the dwelling and reduce the energy demand for thermal comfort.

DENSITY TEST OF
HYDRAULIC CEMENT
(ASTM-C-188)

4. SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION

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Concrete floors can be constructed quickly. The adoption of concrete floor speeds the

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PARTICLES IN AGGREGATE
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completion of the ground floor. Precast flooring systems have the added advantage of
reducing the amount of labour required on site.

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5. DAMP RESISTANCE
Concrete floor is nonabsorbent and hence offers sufficient resistance to dampness. This is
used for water retaining floors as well as stores.

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH
OF HYDRAULIC CEMENT
MORTAR (ASTM-C-109)
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6. COST OF MAINTENANCE
Concrete floor is easy to clean and the maintenance cost of concrete floor is very less.

7. FIRE RESISTANCE

DETERMINATION OF
RODDED UNIT WEIGHT OF
COARSE AGGREGATE
(ASTM-C-29)
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The concrete being non-combustible material, this flooring offers a fire-resistant floor,
required for fire hazardous buildings.

DISADVANTAGES OF CONCRETE FLOORING

9 FACTORS AFFECTING
DYNAMIC CONE
PENETRATION TEST
RESULT [DCPT]
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1. Defects on concrete floors are not easy to rectify.


2. The concrete flooring cannot be satisfactorily repaired by patch work.
3. It does not possess very satisfying insulation properties against sound & heat.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Suryakanta
Geotechnical-Material Engineer. You can connect me on Google +.
To know more about me just visit AboutMe

ONE COMMENT

Yogeesh Devadiga

September 3, 2015

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Types of flooring- notes


Wooden,shahabad,granite flooring

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