Polishing Concrete Floors With the Right Tools

4
May

Whether you’re a contractor or other Kansas City business owner with concrete floors that are in need of polishing, the job can be much easier with the right tools and attachments. Whether a polished concrete floor exists in an airport, commercial or industrial building, business office, retail establishment, or any other industry, these can be the most beautiful, elegant floors of any available today. Polished concrete floors reflect light beautifully, offer an appearance similar to stone, and is an eco-friendly choice for businesses.

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At Integrated Floor Systems, we are proud to offer contractors, janitorial services, and others with exceptional solutions to your floor polishing needs. Our diamond tooling and equipment will enable you to achieve amazing results! You’ve heard the term “diamonds are forever,” however that phrase doesn’t apply when it comes to concrete floor polishing. It is vital to use the right diamonds according to the substrate you are working on. In addition, the finish you hope to achieve plays a role in the diamond tool you choose for the project.

Diamond tooling can seem a bit confusing for those who aren’t familiar with it. Essentially, when working with soft concrete, it’s important to use a diamond that is hard-bonded; it’s just the opposite when working with hard concrete, as soft diamonds are preferred in this application. Diamonds in diamond tooling are designed to cut or polish a concrete surface, so they must be exposed when polishing concrete. Years ago, metal and resin bonds were the only type of diamond tooling. Today, diamonds may be mixed-resin or hybrid, and are typically a blend of metal and resin bonds within the same segment, which is essentially the raised part of the diamond tool that holds the bond.

Before you purchase diamond tools or attachments for your concrete floor grinder, it’s vital to know the “consistency” of your concrete; that is, whether it is soft, medium, or hard. Knowing this information will increase productivity exponentially. Diamond tooling also comes in various grits, which makes the selection process even more difficult. Grit simply refers to the size of the diamonds within the diamond tool. At Integrated Floor Systems, we can help you determine the correct diamond tools and attachments for your concrete floor polishing needs.

While it may all sound complicated, it’s really quite simple. Choosing the right diamond tools for your particular substrate and the effects you want to achieve will make easy work of your concrete floor polishing project. While we can perform the work for you, we understand that many contractors prefer to take care of concrete floor polishing on their own in an effort to stay within a project’s budget, and for other reasons. For more information on diamond tooling and grinding of concrete floors and the products best suited to your needs, contact Integrated Floor Systems today!

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