What Are the Different Types of Cement?


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In general construction use, there are 11 different types of cement, such as quick-setting, rapid-hardening and low-heat cement. Each type of cement is composed of different materials, and has markedly different uses, ranging from concrete that is aesthetically pleasing as flooring to concrete that can withstand high levels of acidity.

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Other various types of cement in use include:

  • Sulphate-resisting cement
  • Hydrographic cement
  • Air-entraining cement
  • Pozzolanic cement
  • Colored cement
  • White cement
  • Blast furnace slag cement
  • High alumina cement

Although all cements are related, subtle differences in their compositions result in large changes in their properties.

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