At World of Concrete 2015, CTS Cement announced Rapid Set TRU PC, a new product which can quickly and easily simulate the appearance of polished concrete floors, without the time and cost of installing a new concrete floor. TRU PC is an advanced, professional grade, hydraulic cement-based, self-leveling topping. Through grinding and polishing, the aggregate can be exposed and the appearance of polished concrete can be simulated.
TRU PC is considered to have superior polishability due to low polymer dosage and high density. The result is an outstanding clarity and gloss. When incorporating integral colors into the mix, numerous design options are possible.
“The ability of TRU PC to simulate the appearance of a new polished concrete floor in a 1/2-inch overlay provides an owner with a high-end option without the cost and time required to replace the floor,” said Matt Sambol, Sr. Product Development Engineer, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.. “TRU PC is responding to the industry trends while providing the strength, durability, and outstanding clarity desired.”
TRU PC levels rapidly, maintains workability for up to 20 minutes, produces a dense surface and has high bond strength. The nature of TRU PC allows for fast-track production – foot traffic is allowed in 2 to 3 hours, grinding in 24 hours and coating application in 12 hours. The result is 5000 psi (34.5 MPa) in 24 hours and 7000 psi (48.3 MPa) in 28 days. Additionally, as it is considered an interior and exterior product, TRU PC is durable in wet or dry conditions.
The use of TRU PC also reduces the carbon footprint and lowers the project’s environmental impact, as the production of Rapid Set cement emits far less CO2 than portland cement.
CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation manufactures Rapid Set professional-grade cement products for concrete repairs and new construction projects. Contractors, owners, engineers and architects choose Rapid Set to eliminate problems they have with other concrete repair materials and to save time and money, when superior durability is required and results need to be aesthetically pleasing.