High-gloss polished concrete with more clarity using the Rapid Set® TRU Flooring System.
CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation has an extensive history of providing innovative, high-performance cement products to the construction industry. CTS manufacturers Rapid Set® professional-grade cement products made with Rapid Set® cement, a calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement technology. These products are engineered for high performance, versatility, low shrinkage, and rapid strength gain – performance characteristics that allow contractors to save significant time and money, with reduced installation times, labor requirements, and long-term operations and maintenance costs. Rapid Set gains structural strength in one hour. And contractors can build faster, quickly put the structure or area into full service, while achieving durable, long-lasting results. Rapid Set has been used on notable landmarks like the Hoover Dam Bypass, the Pentagon, the Lincoln Tunnel, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, as well as major roadways, airports, commercial and industrial projects worldwide. Rapid Set has grown to more than 50 specialized cement products for new construction, restoration and repair needs – including the TRU Architectural Flooring System which includes TRU Self-Leveling and TRU PC Polished Concrete.
This handy one-sheet outlines the key information you need to specify these high performance architectural toppings, from pricing and uses to specs and application procedures, as well as supplies needed to get the best results possible.
Rapid Set TRU Self-Leveling
Use TRU Self-Leveling as a high performance floor topping, for underlayment and resurfacing projects or for all three. Ideal for projects that require a long working time as well as a long life, TRU can both grind and polish stained, dyed, shiny or decorative aggregate flooring.
Mix a 50-pound bag with water. The cement can be applied at a minimum thickness of 5/16-inch, with an average of 3/8-inch. When making repairs less than 6-inches by 6-inches:
- free the area of loose debris
- clean the area completely
- wetting the area and blow away any residual water
- tape around the area so no TRU cement gets on the polished concrete
- mix the TRU product “really wet” – you want a lot of the sand, not the cream
- pour it over the area, a little higher than the rest of the floor to make sure that when you grind it off, you’re cutting down to the sand
TRU PC Polished Concrete Topping
Use Rapid Set TRU PC Polished Concrete Topping as a topping, resurfacer or underlayment. This versatile product is a professional grade, hydraulic cement-based, self-leveling product that can be ground and polished to expose aggregate, simulating the appearance of polished concrete. Delivering outstanding clarity and gloss, you can create a variety of design possibilities by incorporating colors and aggregates.
TRU PC maintains workability for up to 20 minutes and is ready for foot traffic in two to three hours; coatings in 12 hours; and grinding and polishing in 24 hours. It produces a dense surface with high bond strength, is durable in wet or dry conditions, and can be used inside and out.
When making repairs less than 6-inches by 6-inches, follow the same instruction as TRU Self-Leveling.