A hollow core slab is a precast slab of pre-stressed concrete, typically used in the construction of floors in multi-story apartment buildings.
One of the major benefits of concrete floors is their affordability compared to other flooring options. The slab has been popular in Northern and Eastern European countries due to economical constructions and quick assembly.
Decorative concrete floor is cost-effective if you have a concrete floor slab ready for application of a coating or overlay. You have so many choices to name several options, linoleum, vinyl, ceramic tile, carpet, marble, granite, slate, or high-end wood. Furthermore, the lifetime cost of a concrete floor is very low because they require little upkeep and last for years.
Reduced weight is important because of transportation cost and less cost of material (concrete). The slabs contain the steel wire rope that provide bending resistance to bending moment from loads. The process involves extruding wet concrete along with the pre-stressed steel wire rope from a moving mold. The continuous slab is then cut by circular saw according to the lengths required on blueprint. Factory production provides the obvious advantages of reduced time, labor and training.