Daily Quiz (73)


True or false: When installing flooring materials, commercial flooring contractors are not concerned about the level of fly ash in the concrete mix.


What organization has published a classification system for textures of floor coating finish coats and a set of tactile comparators?


True or false: SSPC has a recently developed guide to selecting concrete floor coatings.


True or false: Aggressive application of dehumidification to dry a concrete floor slab should begin immediately after placement.


True or false: ICRI publishes the Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials.


According to a PaintSquare writer, the floor coating material of choice for the food and beverage industry is which of the following?


True or false: The slipperiness of a wood floor finish is influenced most by the generic type of the finish material and its film formation.


True or false: PDA has the Polymeric Floor Coatings Advisory Committee.


SSPC has a procedure to certify that contractors can successfully install floor coatings on what type of substrate?


True or false: According to a concrete coating specialist in a JPCL article, failure of flooring materials is usually due to a combination of factors rather than a single, simple cause that led to below-expectation performance.


Sealers and thin-film floor coatings typically require a profile in what CSP range, according to a recent Durability + Design In Depth article?


True or false: Mother of pearl is sometimes used as a decorative aggregate in polymer terrazzo floor coatings.


What organization publishes the Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials?


What is another term for Venetian mosaic?


True or false: Venetian mosaic is a form of Venetian plaster.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems do not cure at low temperatures.


In what discipline is the term “maximum refinement” used?


True or false: When a concrete floor slab is scarified in preparation for coating, bruising of the surface is not likely.


True or false: Vinyl ester and methyl methacrylate floor coatings are typically used in light-duty exposure service.


True or false: According to a D+D article, you can drive on a polyurea-coated floor or use a coated product within 12 hours of application.


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, seamless terrazzo floors, when treated using the recommended simple cleaning and maintenance routine, can last in excess of 30 years.


True or false: SSPC has a procedure to certify that contractors can successfully install floor coatings.


True or false: According to a D+D article, the industry’s rule of thumb is that it takes one month per inch of a concrete slab’s thickness before non-breathable flooring can be applied.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


In a recent JPCL article, service conditions for concrete floor coatings include mechanical, compositional and what other factor?


According to an industry glossary, a microtopping over concrete is generally how thick?


What is one difference between polished concrete and terrazzo?


The slip resistance of wood-floor finishes is influenced most by what characteristic?


What organization publishes grade standards, guide specifications, floor care recommendations and specifications for athletic wood flooring sealers and finishes?


Which of the following machines would be used to measure the coefficient of friction of a polished concrete floor?


True or false: The Birch Flooring Manufacturers Association produces standards on sports flooring and calls itself “the sports flooring authority.”


What is the name of a machine used to measure the coefficient of friction of polish-coated floors?


A recent D+D In Depth article on floor coatings recommended what action to combat high alkalinity at the surface of a concrete slab?


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, sealers and thin-film floor coatings typically require a profile in the CSP 3-5 range.


True or false: Some causes of blistering of concrete floor coatings are air entrapment in pores of the concrete, osmotic pressure and insufficient cleaning of the concrete surface.


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy but not very slippery.


True or false: Laitance, sealers and other surface contaminants do not have to be removed prior to performing a moisture test on a concrete floor slab, according to a recent JPCL article.


True or false: Vinyl ester floor coatings are ineffective at resisting harsh chemical exposures.


True or false: SSPC is developing a quantitative coatings texture guide as an aid in specifying flooring systems that will improve traction on floors expected to be wet or covered with contaminants.


What organization has the Polymeric Floor Coatings Advisory Committee?


True or false: The installed cost of thick-film resinous coating systems, such as high-build epoxies and polyureas, on concrete floors ranges from $3.50 to $7.00 per square foot, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 degrees F.


According to a recent D+D article, what generic type of floor coating can be installed at extremely low temperatures?


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, maintenance procedures and costs for polished concrete floors can be up to 70% lower than for other floor coverings.


What recent development in construction makes it desirable for floor coatings to have UV resistance?


True or false: Some methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous floor coatings can be installed in freezing temperatures.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate resins are sometimes used to formulate floor coatings.


True or false: UV floor-curing units can polymerize and cure a single-component, UV-curable polyurethane coating in fractions of a second.


True or false: A recent Durability + Design article noted that epoxy floor coatings can be made more durable in high traffic areas if topcoated with polyurethane.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, trowel-applied mortar systems for concrete floors can include walnut shell aggregates.


In what exposure conditions would you be most likely to specify an epoxy novolac floor coating?


True or false: Destructive testing for measuring humidity in concrete flooring requires the use of jack hammers.


True or false: Non-osmotic blisters can develop in coatings on concrete floors.


True or false: Some concrete floor finishes are more tolerant to moisture than others.


True or false: According to the Concrete Polishing Association of America, the danger of slipping on polished concrete floors tends to be greater than that of most other floor coverings.


What organization maintains an approved product list for sealers and finishes used on athletic wood floors?


True or False? Many coating manufacturers recommend a maximum relative humidity of 40% within a concrete slab before their flooring products are applied.


What recent development in construction makes it important for floor coatings to have UV resistance?


True or false: Opaque stains produce color on a concrete floor by reacting chemically with the concrete.


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy and very slippery.


True or false: An industrial floor coating containing 50 percent bio-based material was recently introduced.


Is it possible for a wood floor coating to be very glossy but not slippery?


True or false: There are no quantitative methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete floor slabs.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems offer both rapid and very low temperature cure.


What organization has developed specifications, tests, and an approved supplier and products list for finishes used on athletic wood floors?


True or false: Using dyes on concrete floors eliminates the non-uniformity of color that is a trademark of acid stains.


What recent development in construction makes UV resistance of interior floor coatings desirable?


True or false: Mobile UV-cure machines are now used to achieve rapid return to service after coating of concrete floors.


True or false: Some waterborne floor coatings are cured by UV light.


Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes are influenced most by what characteristic?


True or false: On a maple, high performance athletic floor, gloss levels of the coating must be controlled to control slipperiness.


Commonly specified concrete floor coatings include all but which of the following choices?


It is considered important for a concrete floor coating to be "breathable." What does this mean?


 
 
   

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