Surface Prep Methods and Machinery
Until recently, most people have thought of diamonds only being associated in terms of “big bucks”, but in the concrete flooring industry diamond grinding and polishing is something that very much so exists. In such an industry comes the task of concrete surface prep which is very competitive if you know how to do it.
Over time residents, manufacturers, institutes, retail, and many others with concrete substrates have become quite resourceful in their business ventures by incorporating concrete equipment into their investments and are tailored to their specific trade needs for surface restoration and floor maintenance demands. This is so influential to your success and to impending business expenses which will save you a substantial amount of money forthcoming.
Removing coatings, cleaning stains from the surface, repairing chips and cracks, and prepping the slab for a new concrete coating application will typically require brute-force methods that are necessary for completing surface preparation on concrete floors.
The availability of powerful concrete flooring equipment that is specially designed for these rigorous methods is where Xtreme Polishing Systems comes to save the day!
Concrete Floor Maintenance and Janitorial Equipment
Concrete floor maintenance is highly critical to your floor preparation process and all-around your health and safety. XPS Janitorial floor cleaning equipment efficiently cleans away any lingering dust, dirt, and grime from your concrete floors without much effort.
Some of the keen types of XPS machinery used for concrete floor cleaning and surface maintenance are walk-behind floor scrubbers which are readily available and work automatically. Black scrubbing pads are used as an attachment to the bottom of these machines that work aggressively to clean and scrub the concrete surface without leaving behind scratching patterns. This equipment is designed for wet scrubbing applications to remove dirt and scuff marks from contaminated floors.
Another relevant type of XPS floor cleaning machinery is high-speed floor burnishers, used to thoroughly clean and restore the polish in your concrete floors. These robust floor maintenance machines’ unique mechanical design improves the suction to the ground while it is operating helping to boost productivity. Floor burnishers also provide powerful high speeds that are quite essential for concrete surface cleaning and floor maintenance purposes.
Concrete Grinding and Polishing Equipment
The concrete refinishing industry has truly evolved with the most innovative developments of surface prep equipment and flooring machines constructed to transform even the toughest concrete surfaces, with just a minimum investment. Concrete has been a compelling player in most structural engineering and construction industries and exceeding popularity in the flooring sector over the years.
Whether it’s an existing concrete floor, indoors or outdoors, or new concrete, this type of flooring is favored for its simply beautiful appearance, and for some, the expectation of achieving a spectacular shine. By using innovative and reliable floor grinding and polishing equipment while following the necessary steps, you will accomplish an exquisite-looking concrete floor finish.
Diamond grinding is done with the same machine as diamond polishing. Most XPS floor grinders and polishers use two, three, or four arranged counter-rotating spinning heads, also referred to as magnetic plates. The discs spin on their axes in opposite directions. This produces a very even pattern across the entire path of the grinder. to produce a monolithic surface. Ultimately, you get a beautiful floor while removing all the imperfections.
Grinding wears away the hard surface of the concrete by cutting across its surface with an equally powerful force while polishing the concrete will actually refine the surface and its finished appearance. Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known, and their edges scratch into the surface while moving parallel with it. The size of the diamond will determine the depth of the scratches.
Diamonds are NOT Forever
Metal bond diamonds are grinding tools that deliver high performance, longevity, and a low friction coefficient. Metal bond grinding diamonds provide high grinding efficiency and low grinding force which generates less heat in the grinding process and are designed to attach to most XPS concrete floor grinders and polishers, with the assistance of a magnetic plate adapter. There’s a wide variety of abrasive diamond tools available by Xtreme Polishing Systems. The diamond tools may be fixed directly to our interchangeable magnetic plates or disc segments.
Polishing pads for surface preparation are tools used to mechanically polish surfaces like concrete. We bring you a comprehensive variety of concrete polishing pads that easily attach to powerful floor grinders/ polishers and hand grinders to produce a professional finish. Our selection of polishing pads is made to deliver longevity and superior performance, which includes resin pads, transitional pads, Velcro spacers, burnishing pads, and foam back pads. These tools are reliable and ideal for commercial, residential, and industrial applications, leaving your floors lasting longer and shining brighter.
Diamond grits are classed like sandpaper with different grit options. Grinding metals and polishing pads work best by wearing them down. The impregnated crystals break as the process continues, exposing new, sharp edges for efficient concrete cutting and refining. This is one good reason to pay more for better diamonds. Low-grade diamonds break off in slivers that get caught under wheels and dig deeper scratches than desired. Good diamonds break in chunks and get swept away naturally to leave sharp edges for fresh cutting.
Dust Collection and Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Equipment
By now, veteran contractors might know that it would be better to prepare concrete surfaces for coatings, overlay, stains, or repair materials on its onset than deal with the wealth of consequences of overlooking it. Additionally, you must also specify time schedules and the acceptable levels of noise and dust. Other factors that are often overlooked in the specifications, such as the time for concrete to dry or the required moisture level if the water used in the cleaning process, must be considered and covered.
When working in public areas, masons and landscapers can ensure the public’s safety when using industrial vacuum systems. Aside from this, labor costs are also reduced with the constant pick-up that vacuum systems provide.
The ideal solution for the fine dust problem rooting from work equipment is an industrial vacuum system. Such a solid type of machinery is made robust with a very high filtration capacity and crucial aspects for achieving efficient dust extraction while preventing vacuumed dust from returning to the working environment.
Concrete Equipment Package Bundles
Powerful, vigorous, and reliable, our extensive selection of concrete flooring equipment and machinery was designed for any project size, whether it be residential, commercial, or industrial settings. This dynamic fleet of equipment is reliable, built to last precisely to grind, polish, level, smooth, and repair concrete surfaces.
XPS offers numerous models both big and small so you’re never limited in your journey to improve your surroundings, one project at a time. Our versatile selection of high-performance concrete floor grinders and polishers equips you to transform your concrete surfaces into a beautiful finish floor. This selection includes single-phase and three-phase powered equipment which consists of concrete floor grinders, concrete floor polishers, concrete edgers, floor scrapers, and industrial concrete mixers.
These equipment bundle deals supply you with ALL the necessary resources, equipment, materials, tooling, and chemicals that are guaranteed to help you grow and expand your business revenue. Our equipment package solutions have been well researched over time, and proven to work. Financing options are available.
At Xtreme Polishing Systems, our team of experts understands that concrete can variate in properties, therefore each slab must be treated differently. We also know how common it is for those unforeseen complications to occur after hours while still on the job site. It is crucial to have immediate support for achieving beautiful concrete finishes.
Whether you’re a professional contractor or a do-it-yourself type of person, our top-of-the-line concrete product supply and industry expertise are available to anyone. Our pros are here to discuss all your project concerns to assist you every step of the way, from START to FINISH.
Questions? We would love to hear them! Our professionals are readily available to answer all your questions and to provide you with concrete knowledge and industry expertise in the overall preparation and completion of a concrete floor project. Shop Online or Call (877) 958-5732 for all your concrete flooring needs!