Hollowcore is a precision-manufactured, precast/prestressed concrete plank manufactured with continuous voids to reduce weight and cost. Hollowcore floors and ceilings offer superior durability, natural sound attenuation and are ideal for use in all types of housing as well as commercial and public buildings.
With its strong, durable, uniform deck, hollowcore becomes the forming surface for a cast-in-place concrete topping which helps provide diaphragm action and enhanced structural performance. The finished surface is ready for carpet, tile, marble, or other finishes.
Hollowcore can also provide a finished ceiling surface that can be used as installed or can be painted or sprayed with an acoustical (or textured) spray.
For ceilings that require the installation of dropped ceilings and special lighting, hollowcore can be drilled or shot to install electrical, as well as HVAC fixtures. Exposed hollowcore ceilings allow the building to take advantage of the concrete mass for potential energy savings.
Benefits of Hollowcore:
- Economical and efficient
- Factory produced quality
- Strong, durable and clean
- Unlimited design flexibility
- Excellent sound attentuation and fire-resistive properties
- Compatible with masonry, steel or concrete structures
- Fast to install, providing an immediate working platform
- Low maintenance