abeplate is the industry’s premier, iron-armoured, dry-shake surface hardener for industrial floors needing additional abrasion resistance and impact protection. Advanced technology has helped provide methods for the complete integration of the required amount of shake into the floor surface. Therefore, under given job conditions, heavier applications of this product are now possible.

  • Industrial floor surfaces subject to  heavy or frequent traffic, impact and abrasion.
  • Industrial floors needing additional abrasion and impact resistance at a reasonable installation cost.
  • Areas where surface dusting is unacceptable

It should not be used in:

  • Areas where floor surfaces will be exposed to acids, their salts or like materials which seriously and rapidly attack cement and/or iron
  • Areas of constant high humidity from ambient or ground water
  • Cold rooms


  • A surface hardener which is more easily applied at normal or above normal temperatures for floors requiring moderate to maximum thickness of iron-armouring by the dry-shake method
  • A high-strength, metallic floor  surface for greater wear resistance than is provided by hard, but brittle, mineral aggregate such as emery or granite
  • A high-density, less permeable surface which reduces penetration of oil, grease and many industrial chemicals
Moderate duty 5 – 7 kg/m²
Heavy duty 7 – 9 kg/m²
Concentrated traffic 9 – 12 kg/m²

Consult the local a.b.e.® representative for a specific recommendation to meet your specific needs.

NOTE : Where an even greater thickness of iron armouring is needed for special treatment of joints or for unusual applications, contact the local a.b.e.® representative for assistance

  • A wear-resistant floor with a smooth or non-slip, durable finish
  • A long service life with low repair and maintenance requirements
  • A floor which reduces wear on the wheels of material handling equipment
  • A variety of colours, as well as a special, energy-saving, light reflective formulation are available


  • A floor surface equal in performance to the natural product and available in natural concrete and light grey concrete

Light Reflective

  • Excellent abrasion and impact resistance. Long service life with low repair requirements
  • Specially designed, long-lasting, light reflective properties which improve energy conservation and maximize the efficiency of existing or newly designed lighting systems
Surface Preparation

Refer to directions for use of a.b.e.®’s cementitious floor products.

Bonding / Priming

Not Applicable


Refer to directions for use of a.b.e.®’s cementitious floor products.

  • Do not apply over concrete containing calcium chloride
  • Do not apply over concrete containing aggregate contaminated with salt or salt water
  • Do not apply over concrete USES containing free water on the surface
  • Do not add water for finishing purposes
  • Do not apply over concrete containing more than 3% entrained air
  • Use only admixtures which are approved by a.b.e.® in the concrete
  • Do not use water, hessian or polyethylene for curing. Use only curing compounds approved by a.b.e.® (duracure SBC)
  • This product contains cement which may cause irritation. Avoid contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin

Not applicable

Protection on Completion

Against traffic and spillage until cured.

Model Specification

The floor hardener will be abeplate, a metallic, dry shake, floor hardener of  malleable metal armouring applied in accordance with a.b.e.®s recommendations including curing with duracure SBC.


abeplate is supplied in 25 kg polyethylene lined paper bags.

Handling & Storage

All abeplate  related products have a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry, cool store in the original, unopened packs. If stored at high temperatures and/or high humidity conditions, the shelf life may be reduced.

Health & Safety

Avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes. Suitable protective clothing, gloves, eye protection and respiratory protective equipment should be worn. The use of barrier creams provides additional skin protection. If contact with skin occurs, wash with water and soap. Splashes into eyes should be washed immediately with plenty of clean water and medical advice sought.

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot accept any liability for application – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® products are applied.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements.

a.b.e.® has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over the years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.

Please consult our website for our latest datasheets.