Commercial concreting is an elaborate terminology and has a wide application in both the residential and commercial infrastructure. This may be briefly defined as concrete used to build or` the expansion of business facilities, such as industrial buildings, warehouses, shopping malls, retail stores, and even restaurants. Commercial concrete construction can be seen nearly everywhere in a building, including the walls, floors, ceilings, pavements, and walkways and in various architectural work.
Comparatively, commercial concreting is more on demand when compared to residential concrete. This is due to its excellent durability and performance and capability to withstand higher compressive load. Commercial concrete is usually applied in the construction of highways, flyovers, metro rail underground and underwater tunnels. It has an excellent capacity to receive dynamic load like vibration load, as it is reinforced with steel rod and steel networks. Commercial concrete floors and pavements often require a stronger concrete mix design and heavier reinforcement, like in tensioned slab construction.
Commercial floors also need high-performance finishes or coatings that can withstand heavy foot traffic load, abrasion, and stains. Due to this advantage, commercial concrete is easy to maintain. These are also made with slip-resistant facilities like corrugated tiles to avoid injuries to staff and customers. In restaurants, commercial grade is applied as it is easy to clean and can repel spills and food stains.
Reinforced Concrete (RC)
It is a composite material in which basic material is concrete and due to its relatively low tensile strength and ductility, these are counteracted by the imposition of reinforcement steel rod having higher tensile strength and ductility.
The reinforcement of commercial concrete usually has steel reinforcing bars or rebar and is usually embedded passively into the concrete body before the concrete is cured. Advanced reinforcement of concrete may be found to contain varied reinforcing materials made of steel, polymers, or alternate composite material in conjunction with rebar or without rebar.
Prestressed Concrete (P.S.C.)
This is also a commercial concrete used as a Structural concrete in which internal stresses have been added to activate it to withstand potential tensile stresses in the concrete resulting from static and dynamic loads.
This compressive strength is produced by the tensioning of high-strength “tendons” inducted within or adjacent to the concrete slab. Tendons may be single or multi-wire strands or threaded bars, and are most commonly is high-tensile steel, carbon fiber or a rammed fiber.
Concrete floors applied in high-visibility retail stores or restaurants need special decorative treatments to attract the attention of customers or to generate a pleasant atmosphere. Sometimes they are colorfully designed or patterned to alert the eye and improve safe traffic flow. They may also be colored or graphically enhanced applied to restaurants to reflect the theme of its business. Epoxy terrazzo coatings are remarkable decorative flooring applications in high-traffic retail business. Its durability and design versatility is the main issue of its demand by business houses. The newest trend in concrete floor coatings is the application of metallic epoxies, which give concrete floors a glazy metallic feeling.
Parking made of lots is a good investment for commercial facilities because they are easier to maintain, have a longer lifespan, and can support heavier vehicle loads than asphalt parking lots.
Tilt-up concrete walls are a growing trend in the construction of commercial buildings, like warehouses and big stores. It is demanding because of:
• It is efficiency,
• Flexibility, and
• The speed of construction as well as
• The endless variety of tilt-up panel shapes, colors, and decorative features available.
Decorative pre-cast concrete is also used in the exterior of commercial buildings and is often found in architectural structures such as columns, wall panels, lintels, and window sills.
Conclusion: Summing up the above, it can be concluded that commercial concrete application market growth is uprising because of its durability, strength, varieties of designs, colors, finish, decoration and a lot more.