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Concrete Flooring Preparation
2022-01-11

These days, the enormous benefits of revitalizing an existing concrete floor instead of installing a new one have caught on. And now consumers know that they can have a beautiful, durable, inexpensive flooring solution after concrete floor preparation and concrete floor restoration is done. Therefore, the industry is booming.


The Concrete Surface Preparation Process

Because of its unsurpassed strength and durability, concrete is the most common building material. While the aesthetic of concrete transformed over time, one thing remains. Concrete is a natural matter and degrades over time. Albeit, when compared to alternative flooring options, concrete prevails in longevity. When this natural breakdown occurs, concrete surface preparation is required before any repair or replacement.

Another reason you may need to have your surface prepared is to change the look of your concrete floor. Today’s applications take a damaged or unsightly floor and turn it into a robust and colorful work of art. Additionally, industrial floor coatings applied after surface preparation increase the performance of the floor. Based on your needs, customizable floor coatings make concrete heat, moisture, slip, and chemical-resistant.

No matter what requirements you have for your concrete floor, nothing can be achieved without the proper surface preparation. Whether you are resurfacing concrete to bring back the natural look or upgrading to a decorative finish, the surface must be ready. Concrete surface preparation involves the process of grinding the surface using concrete floor diamond tools with varying degrees of abrasives.

After verifying the concrete texture, surfaces are prepped and cleaned. The tiny grooves intentionally left behind create an abrasion for floor coatings to interlink and adhere to. The bond established provides a stable, permanent surface. Adequate floor preparation only enhances the strength of this bond.


Grinding Technique For Concrete Surface Preparation

Diamonds are fundamental in the success of any surface preparation project using the grinding technique. Their role varies on the size, shape, and strength of the diamond. The larger the size, the smaller its designated number, referred to as grit. Conversely, the tinier the diamond, the larger its number. Large grits expose aggregate while smaller grits create a polished surface. The grinding process results in a tailored, smooth finish by cleaning and abrading the surface. It removes thin coatings and mastics while smoothing out any blemishes in the concrete while priming the surface to receive the next application.

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