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Old 03-04-2019, 11:46 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I am interested in polished concrete for a future build. However, I would like to recess hardwood into various section throughout while keeping both surfaces level(not laying the hardwood on top of the concrete). Additionally, I would want to keep the silestone walk-in shower at the same level as the polished concrete. Lastly, I would like to recess the window tracks into the concrete so that I can have the floor to ceiling glass illusion. I am attaching pictures of the results I'm after.

How would you go about this? Should I pour the polished concrete floors first then pour the concrete for the shower, door areas and recessed floor section after?

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Old 03-05-2019, 12:35 AM   #2
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Is that Rhino by chance ?

Hereís what I would do, but Iíve never done it. Iím sure someone here has.

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Yes! Good eye, I set the view to artistic and captured the image via print to jpeg.

Great detail, thank you very much for your help.
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Yep, only way to hold that sharp edge on the recess is to do in separate pours. I'd pour the lower slab first, then fasten a wood screed board on top of the perimeter of lower slab so you can screed and pour the upper slab at the appropriate height. I would "pin" the two slabs together with rebar dowels so you don't get movement between the two.
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Thank you guys really helpful information.
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Just curious. Will the wood be in somewhat of a wet environment, or have wet feet?
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No hardwood in the bath area.
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Yep, only way to hold that sharp edge on the recess is to do in separate pours. I'd pour the lower slab first, then fasten a wood screed board on top of the perimeter of lower slab so you can screed and pour the upper slab at the appropriate height. I would "pin" the two slabs together with rebar dowels so you don't get movement between the two.


Two pours seems 2x easier than making my detail actually work!


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