Epoxy For Garage Floors

Do you want your garage floors to shine like your car does? Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies an industrial-grade epoxy coatings and polyaspartic top coats that are designed to sustain heavy traffic, and wear and tear on your garage floors. With more than 30 years of experience, on and off the field, and also supplying the industry with the most reliable and professional products, materials and equipment, you’re truly guaranteed to produce a beautiful DIY masterpiece! We’re here to ensure you receive the highest quality epoxy resin materials and guiding you step by step along the way, making sure the material is properly applied to your garage floor and thus yielding a spectacular finish.

Our epoxy coatings:

  • Delivers a strong, reliable and aesthetic coating
  • No hot tire pickup w/ protective topcoat
  • Dozens of color options are available
  • Provides protection against spills, oil, grease, petro chemicals, wear and tear, etc.

Standard procedure for epoxy application on a garage floor:

  • First, you must examine your surface and recognize any blemishes, serious cracks or holes, moisture and debris or unwanted materials. Once the floor is thoroughly cleaned, using a broom or vacuum to extract the dust that is present and then washing with a mild detergent solution to further to remove any excess dirt and grime. For heavy stains of oil you may need to use petrol or chemical pressure wash the surface. Cracks and holes are also cleaned of any dirt and then dried completely before filling them up with a joint filling or concrete patch compound.
  • Next, to ensure the epoxy coating adheres properly to the concrete you must profile the surface of your concrete garage floor. You can use a low grit sandpaper, or lightly grind the concrete surface with a floor grinder, concrete edger or hand-held grinder. When using a floor grinder to rough up the floor, diamond abrasives or masonry wheels are used.
  • Awareness of moisture is a major factor when epoxy fails and must be treated. We suggest you wait until the concrete slab is 100% dry before applying the epoxy coating. We also suggest using a moisture meter to further check for any excess moisture in the slab.
  • Painter’s tape or seaming tape is applied across the skirting boards to avoid damage to the walls.
  • Next the epoxy is prepared. our 2-part epoxy contains a resin hardener and a decorative topcoat that is mixed together in clean buckets just before applying it to your garage floor.
  • Epoxy is then applied to the floor (must be applied within two hours since its constituents were mixed together). The epoxy is applied starting from the corner and spreading it with a notch squeegee across the rest of the area.
  • If the client desires decorative chips, they’re applied by hand across the applied epoxy coating AFTER you spread the materials completely across the whole surface.
  • The second coat of epoxy is then applied once the first coat is completely dry. We recommend waiting for about half of a day to ensure the surface dried completely.
  • Finally an additional protective topcoat can be applied to provide higher durability on your garage floors. (Optional)
  • The floor is not to be walked on before 24 hours has past, cars cannot be driven over the floor before a week’s time.

Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!

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Concrete Densifiers/ Floor Hardeners

Chemical Floor Hardeners are a ready to use, non-metallic, floor and surface hardener based on organic and natural aggregates. This is to be applied by dry shake method in 2 operations, on freshly floated concrete or a compensatory mortar topping. It provides wear resistance to concrete surfaces thereby extending the service life of industrial, commercial and residential floors. The floors are rendered tough, wear resistant, dust free, physiologically harmless and above all durable and maintenance free. It provides the best scratch resistant protection to your concrete floor. It is suitable for a variety of industrial floors, warehouses, hangars or anywhere, durable, scratch resistant flooring is required. With the usage experience of many thousand square meters, it is the chemical of choice for your heavy-duty industrial flooring needs.

It is a unique combination of selected cementitious binder modified by polymers (to impart the mix plasticity and high strength) blended with well-graded, cubical, natural hard aggregates. The grading is most critical and ensures maximum possible surface density. When it applied with a denser surface with lower permeability coupled with increased wear and impact resistance. It bonds massively to the base concrete and is suitable for old or new flooring surfaces.

The greatest advantage of chemical floor hardeners over conventional metallic hardeners is the non-rusting property, which enables its use in wet rooms as well as for outdoor applications. Chemical floor hardeners are able to withstand almost all types of mechanical stresses such as rolling, sliding, percussion, impact, abrasion etc. and are very economical when compared to alternatives like mud and other liquid plastics.

Advantages of chemical floor hardeners are highly wear and scratch resistant toppings which are non-dusting, non-slip and antiskid even in cases of oil spillages and suitable for interior and exterior applications. It’s also waterproof and is physiologically harmless that gives high density and requires minimum maintenance and is suitable for old floors, new floors and repairs and imparts increased strength, impact resistance and twice the scratch resistance as compared to normal concrete floor.

But chemical floor hardeners serve much more than a utilitarian purpose. It’s also an economical flooring alternative for homeowners or businesses that can’t afford pricy marble or granite floors but want the same brilliant, mirror-like finish. Chemical floor hardeners is extensively used in conjunction with shake-on hardeners, to seal the surface of fresh concrete, as a rapid concrete hardener for roads and in many other applications. And its features are sturdy in construction, affordable prices and it is specifically designed. It is a silicate based liquid which acts as a plasticising and quick setting agent for cement, concrete and mortar. It has mixed mortars and concrete sets fast giving early and final high strength.

With years of experience in this domain, we have carved a niche for ourselves by offering a wide assortment of chemical floor hardeners. This special chemical hardener is manufactured using top notch quality basic materials and advanced technology in adherence with industry standards. Chemical floor hardeners are used for getting more hardness, shine, perfection in shape without any breakage and most important, protection!

Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!

How To Remove Mastic Off A Concrete Floor

Before we get to understand ‘How To Remove Mastic Off A Concrete Floor’ let us first get to know what mastic is exactly.

Mastic adhesive or glue is usually an industrial/ constructive adhesive or ceramic tile adhesive. It is basically a thin liquid, thick glue or paste form used to stick ceramic or wooden tiles to the floors. It creates a seal making the floor waterproof and thereby is an ideal choice for bathrooms, kitchens and ducts. At times, it is spilled or dropped onto the tiled, wooden or concrete floors and has to be removed to maintain the beauty of the floors – of course, the stained floors seems to be a cosmetic nuisance.

Although it is strictly advised to wipe off the mastic before it dries, in case it is not removed, you should consider hiring professionals to bring back your floors to sparkling lean looks.

Since regular cleaning agents such as mild detergent solution fail to remove hardened mastic, we follow specialized methods to do it:

  • We use high quality mastic removers, or what we call floor grinders to remove white, yellow or even the black asbestos mastic off the concrete, wooden, tiled or carpeted floors. Our grinders do not produce any odor or have any after effects on the floors or on the health of people living alike. The concrete chemicals that are sprayed over the mastic are left over for some time; say from 20 to 30 minutes, in order to let it soften the mastic. There are different adhesive formulas available in the market, however our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems uses the safest citrus based removers.
  • Once the mastic is softened it is scrapped off. All the essential safety measures are practiced whilst doing so to void any accidents.
  • To remove mastic from the concrete floors, or professionals use sharp blades (that look like razors) or resin-bonded diamond abrasive grits/ discs. They have plenty of experience and success for defeating even the toughest mastic adhesive or glue removal.
  • After removing the mastic, the floors are leveled by using sand papers. Any leftover mastic is buffed away delicately with sand papers, or burnishing pads whilst making sure that no harm is done to the floor.
  • The entire area is thoroughly cleaned by using lukewarm soapy water. It is left to dry completely before putting back the furniture that was taken away to avoid any damage.

Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!

Residue Shroud – Keeping It Clean!

Usually, when we use angle grinders to cut or grind, it ends up with the entire place getting covered in dust, making the entire ordeal of cleaning and maintenance seem like an uphill task. However, there are certain tools and machines that help in reducing the spread of dust, one of them being a dust shroud for grinders.

A dust shroud for grinders is like a chamber that’s built around the abrasive that helps in capturing the dust particles that is being generated by the tool at that given point in time; all of this being done with the assistance of a vacuum. Most of the dust shrouds seal the shroud from the base or the surface itself, but once the vacuum is turned on, the shroud can turn suction- like which may lock or stick itself to the surface, thereby causing complete damage.

A dust shroud for grinders is ideally used by moving it on top and around the place where the tile or the flooring is to be removed. The process, too, is simple- just switch it on, and move it in or around the place where you want to start off with the work. You will see that in no time, the grinder would cut or remove the part or area of the flooring, leaving the floor smooth and polished; but with absolutely no dirt sticking on to the machine. This is because the shroud creates a vortex of the moving air all around the area surrounding the shroud that removes the problem of the suction lock, and taking in almost 95% of the dust that’s being generated.

Using a dust shroud for grinders also includes various health benefits, the first one being that it helps in preventing the silicosis of the lungs. This is a great advantage, especially for those who use these tools as part of their profession, as most of the dust, dirt, and debris are absorbed by using these dust shrouds. Not only that, dust shrouds come in two sizes- 7” and 4” depending on the size of the angle grinder.

Thus, dust shrouds for grinders are designed in a way that makes the work done easily and quickly, with no harmful effects; along with letting you get as close as 1/16th of an inch close to the wall, without having the need for a removable edge piece.

Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!

How To Shine A Concrete Floor

Whether it’s an existing concrete floor, indoors or outdoors, concrete floors are loved for their spectacular shine and beautiful appearance. However, the fact is that they might attract dirt and grunge (even though gradually), they do need to be cleaned every periodically. This is to ensure that your floors remain a lustrous look forever!

First and the foremost, any cracks or holes in the floors are filled with epoxy or concrete fillers. The fillings need to be allowed to dry completely before starting with the cleaning, sealing and polishing procedures.

By using the wet or dry concrete grinders (depending on the precise job type at hand, as well as the intensity of grime) our professionals grind down the floors thoroughly. The dry grinders basically refer to grabbing the dust bunnies/ particles with a vacuum whereas the wet grinders use water for preventing dust from polluting the surroundings. Also, s set of diamond abrasive discs are fitted to the grinder to assist in shining the concrete floors.

The grit levels of the discs or the number of sand papers are used in accordance to the intensity of the epoxy or amount of grime on the floor. However, it is started with the coarse grit (80 grit sandpaper/ disc) to level out the irregular floor whilst working the way to the finest grit (1500 grit sandpaper or disc for the highest shine). Proper circular motions are followed (and are overlapped) to ensure impressive shine all over the floor.

Due to the recent developments and advanced techniques in the concrete polishing industry, we guarantee to provide the proper protective sealer products to help your floors shine more than you could ever imagine; shining like linoleum or granite.

Eventually, stain resistant sealer/ polish are applied by using a paint roller or a paint brush to the floor so that it remains resistant to attracting dirt and dust. A resin bonded diamond abrasive grits can also be used to polish the floor.

The shine of the concrete floors is maintained by regular mild-detergent cleaning product. A small amount of mild detergent or dish soap in almost 20 gallons of lukewarm water is used for rinsing the floors.

A few more points suggested by professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems:

  • We suggest NOT using vinegar or ammonia AT ALL!
  • We prefer to use high-speed buffers with white pads for shining concrete.
  • We suggest you get your floors sealed every three to four years.
    Although doing it yourself is achievable, even when using our floor guides to assist you, consider a flooring professionals if you have any doubts or concerns on attaining astonishing results.

Xtreme Polishing Systems provides professional concrete polishing products, as well as residential and commercial flooring equipment, concrete chemicals and MORE! We have exquisite industry experience and our professionals are trained to deliver the customer service and guidance you’re seeking to prepare and execute your concrete floor from start to finish.

Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!

Understanding The A to Z Of Epoxy Floors

Epoxy floors offer a reliable and durable surface for commercial, residential and industrial flooring. Epoxy floor coatings are normally applied over concrete floors to provide a high performance, smooth and durable surface that can last many years or withstand heavy loads. So many industrial buildings, warehouses, and commercial buildings require to have epoxy floors as they need to maintain the floors in perfect conditions, and the only way or easiest way is by installing epoxy floors.

Epoxy Floor Coatings

An epoxy coating will need a slightly porous and cleaned surface to adhere properly. It is important to patch and repair all major cracks and chips before applying the epoxy. Epoxy coatings shall not be applied over smooth or unprepared concrete, the surface must be old enough or profiled to ensure a durable adherence. Be sure to remove all grease before applying the coating. Test the surface for previous layers of epoxy or other products that might have been applied over the years.

To test for sealant, pour a small amount of water onto the floor. It should soak in. Depending on the product being applied, you might need to apply epoxy paint and a topcoat. Before applying the epoxy coating make sure that the temperature is adequate and follow manufacturer’s recommendations. If applied at different temperatures than the ones specified, the application can bubble and peel. Once you have mixed the product you have a specific time to apply the epoxy coating before it starts to harden.

The primer is applied just like paint and allowed to settle for several hours before the epoxy goes on. To apply cover the floor with a thin layer of water and place all the epoxy on the ground. Using a roller squeegee, spread the epoxy out in a thin layer across the entire floor space. When the primer has dried apply the second coat. The finisher is applied in the same manner as the primer, minus the water basing.

Epoxy Floor Coating Advantages

Epoxy floor coatings offer many advantages when compared to other traditional coatings applied over concrete. The following can be considered the most important advantages:

  • Epoxy coatings will create a shiny, high gloss surface. The brightness of an area with epoxy flooring can be increased by 200%.
  • It offers a hard wearing durable surface able to withstand heavy and continuous traffic.
  • Epoxy floors are fast and easy to install.
  • Durable and easy to clean.
  • Ideal for warehouses and industrial applications, and sometimes no paint is required over the epoxy finishing.
  • Resists oil stains, beads water, and wipes super clean and will create a seamless surface
  • Epoxy floors, when applied properly can last several years.
  • Can be combined with paints and colors to mask off chips and cracks.
  • Provides a chemically resistant surface ideal for manufacturing plants.
  • Epoxy floors offer enhanced safety by creating an anti-slip surface and heat resistant solution to concrete floors.
  • Numerous color options are available, the variation are literally ENDLESS!
  • Prevent wear and tear on the existing concrete floor.
  • Epoxy floors are considered environmentally friendly solutions.
  • Some of the products used can also be combined with self-leveling products that can be applied over new or old concrete.
  • Require little or no major maintenance.

Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!

How To Clean Concrete Floors

Are you unsatisfied with the finish of your concrete floors? Are you wondering how to clean concrete floors, slabs or your countertops? Whether it be your patios, sidewalks, driveways or other floors, our professionals have the knowledge, experience and reliable products to bring your concrete floors back to life safely and naturally!

Concrete floors get dirty very easily, although they take up dirt very gradually, they need to be cleaned at regular intervals. Overtime, they collect a lot of grime from dirty, oily cars parked in driveways, heavy foot traffic, spilled grease, etc. Cleaning them periodically will help assist in their everlasting beauty and their extended life.

First and foremost you must determine which tools and cleaners will be best suited for cleaning your particular type of concrete flooring. This is because different concrete needs a different cleaning procedures.

Next, they prepare the area by sweeping loose debris off the floors by using a push broom and/or later dust mop (a soft cotton one). A vacuum could also be used to extract dust and debris from any driveways. A canvas cloth can be put on any plants or other ornament-like things laying around to avoid any permanent damages due to sprays.

For indoors concrete such as an enclosed patio or garage, a mild cleaner is preferred. A mix of good old oxygen bleach in approximately five gallons of warm water is used. The solution is sprayed thoroughly over every section. It is required to wait for almost twenty minutes to let the bleach do its thing.

The dirt that was actually beneath the layers is mopped with scrub or patio broom whilst rinsing and wringing the broom/ mop after every few minutes. The dirt is washed away with clean warm water to rinse any residue.

Using concrete cleaning chemicals such as rejuvenating cleaners, stain protectors, and lithium densifiers cleans the concrete vigorously. To clean driveways of fresh motor oil spots, an old fashioned litter is spread over it and left overnight, the following morning the floors are swept off and rinsed thoroughly. A variety of commercial chemicals and solutions such as TSP and muriatic acid are used for getting rid of different types of stains.

Our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are readily available to answer any questions or assist with your inquiries, so please feel free to contact us at (877) 958-5732 or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and shop today!