Concrete float


Concrete float
Hand float for concrete (upside down)

A concrete float is a tool used to finish a concrete surface by making it smooth. A float is used after the surface has been made level using a screed. In addition to removing surface imperfections floating will compact the concrete as preparation for further steps.

A float can be a small hand tool, a larger bull float with a long handle or a power float (also called a power trowel) with an engine.

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Concrete, Washington —   Town   Welcome sign chainsaw carved from cedar logs greets visitors to Concrete, Washington …   Wikipedia

  • Concrete canoe — Coed sprint race at 2008 National Concrete Canoe Competition in Montreal, Quebec A concrete canoe is a canoe made of concrete, typically created for an engineering competition. In spirit, the event is similar to that of a cardboard boat race make …   Wikipedia

  • Concrete finisher — A concrete finisher, also known as a cement mason, is a tradesman who works with concrete. The job entails placing, finishing, protecting and repairing concrete in engineering and construction projects.[1][2] Concrete finishers are often… …   Wikipedia

  • float — I. noun Etymology: Middle English flote boat, float, from Old English flota ship; akin to Old High German flōz raft, stream, Old English flēotan to float more at fleet Date: before 12th century 1. an act or instance of floating 2. something that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • float coat — noun : a thin layer of mortar applied to a surface (as of concrete) and given a float finish …   Useful english dictionary

  • float finish — noun : a finish produced on plaster, mortar, or concrete surfaces by use of a float …   Useful english dictionary

  • Offshore concrete structure — Offshore concrete structures have been in use successfully for about 30 years. They serve the same purpose as their steel counterparts in the oil and gas production and storage. The first concrete oil platform has been installed in the North Sea… …   Wikipedia

  • wood float — noun : float 5a * * * wood float, a wooden trowel used to smooth or level concrete, plaster, or the like before it hardens …   Useful english dictionary

  • bull float — a machine for giving the final surfacing to an area of concrete, as on a road. * * * …   Universalium

  • bull float — a machine for giving the final surfacing to an area of concrete, as on a road …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.