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- Magic Trowel
A drywall tool that is used for spreading decorative concrete.
The process of giving concrete the appearance of marble by layering the finishes.
- Margin Trowel
A sharp-nosed trowel commonly used to work mortar into tight corners and scrape cement where a larger trowel won't fit. The blade usually measures 5 to 8 inches and is also known as a "pointed mason's trowel" or "pointer."
The act of covering areas of a flooring surface with tape or a stencil and then applying a decorative treatment on uncovered areas.
- Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S.)
Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S.) specifies certain facts a customer should know about a product, such as hazardous ingredients, safety precautions and first aid information.
A word used to describe a protective layer formed over a surface. Often it is made of a clear plastic.
- Micro-fiber Mop
A mop composed of microscopic fibers, often used to spread finishing material onto a flooring surface.
A technique that consists of applying a thin layer of polymer-modified cementitious cement to a surface.
A measurement often used to describe the thickness of a coat that is equal to 1/1,000 of an inch.
- Mix Design
A recipe that determines the thickness, drying time, appearance, or other concrete variable. Can include water, aggregate, cement, or other admixture.
- Mixing Paddle
A device shaped like a paddle that is inserted into a drill and used to mix liquids.
- Mixing Station
An area where supplies and mixing materials are kept and mixed.
A concrete sample showing what the final result will be. Generally made with the exact methods and materials that are going to be used in the actual flooring project.
- Moisture Vapor Transmission
The migration of moisture, often between the subfloor and flooring.
- Mottling Effect
Uneven-colored lines in concrete that make the surface appear splotchy.