If you are thinking of applying a flooring system over your concrete surface, concrete grinding will be able to prepare the concrete surface for a successful flooring system application.
- Restoring Concrete Surface
Concrete grinding is able to get rid of all the inconsistencies and imperfections of the concrete surface to restore it to its original state. After concrete grinding the concrete surface will be smooth and even and will be free of all dust, dirt, existing sealers or paints.
- Easy to Install New Flooring Systems
Concrete grinding is one of the most important steps prior to the application of a new flooring system. After concrete grinding, any flooring system can be successfully installed to the concrete surface.
If you are planning on applying an epoxy floor, the concrete surface first needs to be properly prepared. Proper concrete grinding will enable the epoxy material to adhere well to the concrete surface/
CONCRETE GRINDING PROCESS
Concrete grinding is the process of making concrete surfaces smooth and even. The concrete grinding process uses heavy-duty concrete grinding equipment together with diamond impregnated discs similar to heavy-duty sandpaper.
As concrete grinding progresses, finer grit discs are used to create a smooth and high-shine concrete surface. This stage is known as concrete polishing.
- The concrete surface is cleaned of any dust, dirt or existing sealers or topping. A new topping aggregate, usually 50mm thick is applied.
- The grinding process begins after the new topping has hardened. A grinding machine with a 16-grit diamond is initially used. As the concrete grinding process progresses, the grit is replaced with finer all the way to a metal segment of 120-grit.
The number codes in the diamond grit indicates how coarse or fine the concrete surface is being ground. The higher the number code in the diamond grid, the finer the concrete surface is being ground.
Concrete grinding can be done through the wet and dry methods. The wet method uses water which lessens flying dust during the grinding process.