All industrial warehouses
will have a wearing slab. The thickness of the slab will depend on many
factors; such as the foundations, reinforcement, required load bearing capacity
This slab will contain
reinforcement to give it tensile stress resistance. It can be formed into
panels to better accommodate shrinkage and thermal movement and the panels will
normally be attached by joints to allow for load transfer.
In thermally insulated floors, the wearing slab will be on top of an
insulation layer and, if included, a base slab and heater mat screed.