Concrete floors lie all around us. Every building has a floor, and in most industrial and commercial buildings that floor is made of concrete. Many houses also have concrete floors. Regrettably, many of those floors fail to do their job. Floors are responsible for more user complaints than any other building element except roofs. Good floors exist, but they seldom appear by accident. They require good design, which requires a philosophy, by which I mean a coherent, integrated way of looking at a subject. Too often, a floor design is a jumble: a list of national standards, some clauses borrowed from the last project manual and a few heavily promoted, proprietary products. That is no way to do the job.
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