Surface Preparation; A Beginners Guide
The process of maintenance and preparation of any surface for new coatings applications or restoration treatments is called surface preparation, or simply, surface prep for short. This process does not have the same requirements for every type of surface application.
The different product features and performance characteristics of many coating types may require personalized requirements for surface preparation. It is critical to read the product specifications and all other technical datasheets.
The surface preparation process will rid any surface of any of the following:
- Pre-existing coatings
- Surface bumps and imperfections
- Residue and contaminants
- Organic matter
- Surface cracks
Certifications for Surface Preparation
Before performing surface preparation, it is crucial to establish one’s qualifications by getting a valid certification. Surface preparation entails working with different chemicals and materials while handling different equipment and power tools, all of which are provided and taught by our trained and certified professionals who’ve obtained advanced technical skills. Therefore, it is always recommended to secure a certification before one should perform the methods of surface preparation.
Polished concrete floors and epoxy floors are becoming increasingly popular as more people ditch normal concrete floors for decorative ones. This trend is expected to continue as concrete floors come with many benefits. For one, they are very durable. These floors are also aesthetically appealing and are a welcome break from the traditional plain concrete floors. It also helps that both epoxy and polished concrete floors are among the cheapest flooring services available for both commercial and residential properties.
While these two flooring options are great, the installation has to be done right for the users to enjoy the full benefits. That is where we come in. We provide both epoxy floor and polished floor training. We are keen to equip all our students with the skills that will turn them into experts in this field.
Polished & Decorative Concrete Certification
If you are looking to get into the concrete flooring industry, Xtreme Polishing Systems offers a one-week, in-depth training class to become certified in the surface application of polished concrete and decorative concrete floors.
During the course, all aspects of concrete polishing are covered; From concrete testing, surface repair, floor maintenance, and demonstrating polished concrete and architectural concrete finishes. Every student is granted the opportunity to learn mentally and physically, working directly with the equipment, tooling, and chemicals to improve your capabilities and performance ultimately preparing you for the industry.
Also, to offer something a little extra to your clients, you will learn how to apply vinyl floor stencils to a concrete floor with decorative concrete stains and dyes. Education is the most powerful weapon, so use it wisely and help change the world!
Epoxy Resin & Concrete Coatings Certification
If you are looking for a career change and enjoy being hands-on, the epoxy coating industry is ideal for you. Whether you are new to the application of epoxy or just have limited experience we offer a training class to become certified in epoxy coatings, epoxy countertops, and protective floor coating systems.
During the course, all aspects of epoxy floor coatings & decorative floor finishes will be covered; from concrete testing, surface preparation and repair, floor maintenance, cove base fabrications, and the complete installation of vinyl flake/ chip flooring systems, quartz, metallic, and growing in major popularity, glitter floor coating systems. Every student is granted the opportunity to learn mentally and physically, working directly with the equipment, tooling, and chemicals to improve your capabilities and performance ultimately preparing you for the industry.
The power is literally in your hands to create beautiful things!
How Do You Get Certified?
Xtreme Polishing Systems training certifications cover the entire Polished Concrete and Epoxy Coatings industry, dignifying and bringing confidence to the individuals and organizations who have that keen interest. You can earn your certification through our hands-on, in-person programs utilizing a wide array of specializations. These include concrete surface grinding and floor polishing, inspecting and surface repairing, decorating concrete and so much more. Opting for our certifications will help build adequate skills and knowledge through comprehensive training content that is transferable to real-world applications and gain the validation of technical skills by certified professionals.
Our large-scale training facility, located in South Florida, is a complete working environment that’s air-conditioned to ensure trainees are comfortable and able to maintain their focus on gaining industry knowledge. There’s plenty of additional space that’s accessible to all trainees so everyone has the freedom to move and function properly, while also complying with social distancing procedures. This gives each student a sense of security so everyone can successfully and SAFELY interact with their fellow trainees, the instructor, and of course GRIND.
Although seemingly a tedious task, achieving this certification shows that you have learned and EARNED specialized and technical skills that are essential to doing the job right. Once certified, you have the means to wear that certification like a badge of honor, and rightfully so!
Why Become a Certified Installer in Concrete Polishing or Epoxy Coatings?
The best way to excel in any industry is to learn by doing. Our certified trainers are available to provide insight every step of the way with interactive training in a comfortable warehouse space. We extend our support to guide you through the most efficient ways to operate the required machinery, equipment, and tools for a successful job.
We work with an expert team that knows firsthand how to turn basic concrete into complete pieces of art. Here you will learn from the best whether you want to know how to polish/decorate concrete surfaces or how to cover concrete using epoxy/concrete coatings. All professionals in our team are always willing to help and ensure that you are well equipped to handle all concrete flooring once you are done with the training.
Training courses are held once a month from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, with breakfast and lunch provided by Juice2U, Organic Kitchen.
For further information regarding our course curriculum and monthly calendar, please view the following link: Training Course & Workshop Schedule.
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!