How To Transform Your Basement Into A Pleasant Common Room

There are a multitude of rooms in your home, however when you’re seeking a comfortable and pleasant common room you’re probably not thinking about your basement as being one of those choices. Typically, the words that are associated with a basement are words like dark, gloomy or “dungeon-like”, which doesn’t sound very pleasant at all. These neglected spaces can completely transform with just a few simple additions and with the proper planning, guidance and resources, Xtreme Polishing Systems will assist you every step of the way in converting your basement into a satisfying living space.

Beginning The Process

As given in any type of renovation procedure, the foundation is always the first and most important concern. Your floors set the tone for any room in your house or business so preparing the surface properly is a crucial matter to consider.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Every basement will variate in properties, so common additions include new walls, lighting, doors, heating ducts, etc. when converting your basement, of course only if you personally feel it’s necessary.

Choosing Floor Applications

Once the floor has been measured completely, it’s solely up to you make the final decision for the desired look of your common room. Fortunately for you there is a myriad of floor applications, both decorative and modern, to choose from. People tend to have their own original style so don’t be afraid of making mistakes, it could end up being the best mistake you ever made!

  • Polished Concrete – This flooring method is the most affordable, economical and modern looking solution that’s available to date. It provides a simple, yet beautiful appearance and is undoubtedly the easiest to maintain. View Guide >>
  • Epoxy Coatings – This flooring method is a binding, adhesive floor coating that not only delivers extreme reliability, it also provides a vibrant and decorative appearance once it is applied. View Guide >>
  • Polyaspartic/ Polyurea/ Urethanes – This flooring method is a chemically resistant, quick drying and exceptionally tough building material. They were specifically designed to completely seal and protect the surface of your concrete floors. View Guide >>

Preparing the Surface

Once you have made the ultimate decision on the preferred look for your floor, you will need to prepare the floor for application. Each method is slightly different than the last, so your surface preparation procedures can vary depending on which application one you chose. Follow our “Concrete Floor Guides” for assistance on how each of these applications are properly executed.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipment, chemicals and much more. Our professionals are trained to deliver the guidance, customer service and reliable products that are fundamental when preparing and executing a concrete floor. Whether you’re a new business owner, flooring subcontractor, DIYer, craftsmen, artist, existing business or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that concrete can variate in properties depending on each situation and thus have to be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so feel free to call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions about ‘How To Transform Your Basement Into A Pleasant Common Room’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

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The Industry’s One Stop Shop for Concrete and Home Improvement Products

New and innovative products for concrete polishing and home improvement are benefiting us worldwide. Our main purpose at Xtreme Polishing Systems is to provide the industry with a superior blend of concrete construction and home improvement products.

What Do We Supply?

Xtreme Polishing Systems is a manufacturer and authorized distributor of professional concrete surface preparation tooling, equipment and concrete polishing products. Our company ships all of our products domestically and internationally. We also provide training courses for concrete polishing and epoxy coatings for anybody who is seeking to excel in this industry.

We specialize in:

Xtreme also provides reliable Business Package Solutions, which have each been well researched and proven to work in this ever-changing industry. We also provide convenient financing options so anybody can acquire equipment based on their personal operating budget.

Who Do We Supply For?

Xtreme is an authorized distributor for the following:

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipment, chemicals and much more. Our professionals are trained to deliver the guidance, customer service and reliable products that are fundamental when preparing and executing a concrete floor. Whether you’re a new business owner, flooring subcontractor, DIYer, craftsmen, artist, existing business or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that concrete can variate in properties depending on each situation and thus have to be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so feel free to call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions about ‘The Industry’s One Stop Shop for Concrete and Home Improvement Products’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

Choosing the Right Concrete Tooling Manufacturer

What is Concrete?

Concrete is used in practically every form of construction in today’s industries. Concrete is a composite material of coarse aggregate that’s bonded together with a flowing cement. Concrete implements strength, density, as well as chemical and thermal resistance, AND pleases us with an essentially natural looking form. Concrete is one of the most ingenious inventions known to man and it didn’t take long before it dominated today’s ever-changing flooring industry.

When concrete is being mixed, before it’s spread on the floor, it’s churned vigorously with water. This rotating motion ensures ease when mixing the concrete and water properly. The churning action will also eliminate the formation of any air bubbles within the mix. It is necessary to remove all air bubbles as these can be later lead to fractures in the concrete. If it’s not treated in time, these fractures could develop into large cracks. Once the slab is poured and completely dry and settled, the surface is going to appear plain and dull. This is when your concrete floor becomes your canvas. Concrete polishing machines, tooling and chemicals will assist you in completely transforming those dull grey canvases into fascinating works of art!

Choosing the Right Tool Manufacturer 

As concrete flooring has grown in popularity, the demand for reliable and efficient tooling and equipment has grown with it. Decades of hard work and engineering has provided us with a mass selection of tooling, machines, coatings and chemicals that were uniquely designed and constructed to transform concrete floors.

Xtreme Polishing Systems has been a leading supplier in the concrete surface preparation and concrete polishing industries for more than 30 years. We specialize in floor grinding machines, floor polishing machines, diamond polishing pads, concrete densifiers, concrete sealers, epoxy floor coatings, dyes, stains, and much more. We supply EVERYTHING needed to complete a concrete floor from start to finish!

We pride ourselves on assisting our customers during their floor resurfacing process. We offer 24-7 support from our industry experts. Check out our FAQ or our YouTube channel for constant assistance and updates to our ‘How To’ videos on everything you need to know about concrete polishing and decorative concrete.

Our company owes our continued growth to you, our loyal customer, who have supported us through the years. In return, we continue to improve concrete polishing worldwide through conventions like World of Concrete.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipment, chemicals and much more. Our professionals are trained to deliver the guidance, customer service and reliable products that are fundamental when preparing and executing a concrete floor. Whether you’re a new business owner, flooring subcontractor, DIYer, craftsmen, artist, existing business or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that concrete can variate in properties depending on each situation and thus have to be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so feel free to call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions about ‘Choosing the Right Concrete Tool Manufacturer’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

Polyaspartic Coatings for Garage Floors

Your garage floors can oftentimes be forgotten or may seem like a nuisance to you. Xtreme Polishing Systems offers reliable garage floor coatings that will transform your garage space into a pleasant and stunning environment. Our selection of garage floor coatings were precisely developed for harsh and industrial settings.

What is Polyaspartic/ Polyurea?

Polyaspartic/ Polyurea garage floor coatings are chemically resistant, quick drying and exceptionally tough building materials. Polyaspartic floor coatings are chemically designed to completely seal and protect the surface of your floors. They’re resistant to hot tires, making them an ideal flooring option for residential and commercial garages. Also, if you’re interested in achieving a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing floor surface you can incorporate a decorative flake application before your clear protective topcoat, for example HP Spartacote Sparta-Quartz Systems or Sparta-Chip Systems.

Common Applications:

  • Parking garages
  • Residential/Commercial garages
  • Exterior walkways
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Locker rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Turning lanes, ramps, other high torque areas

Polyaspartic chemistry was first introduced in the early 1990’s making it a relatively new class of coating. Polyaspartic resins offer many benefits over traditional resins, higher abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, faster installation, and higher overall performance. The 100% solids version has no odor, solvent, or VOCs. As polyaspartics technology evolves, polyaspartic floor coating systems have been used on notable construction projects.

The Preparation & Application Process

  1. First, our professionals suggest that you allow for ventilation of the work space before you begin the application process. This will ensure that any harmful fumes or odors that were lingering will not impede on you or your workers’ performance.
  2. Next, the concrete surface is thoroughly cleaned to remove any dust or debris. There may be oil or other grease-like stains incorporated in the surface of the concrete. This can be easily resolved with a penetrating Concrete Cleaning Chemical called Xtreme Clean Concrete Cleaner on the market.
  3. After the concrete floor is swept and washed, you must ensure that the surface does not contain any cracks. If there are surface cracks, a concrete repair or patch products is required to fill and protect the joints in the concrete.
  4. After the surface has been tended to it’s time to conclude preparing the floor for application. The surface of the floor must be profiled to ensure the floor coating will adhere to it. This can be executed with a concrete floor grinding machine or polishing machine.
  5. Once the surface has been roughened up and the excess dust is extracted with an industrial vacuum system, it’s time to apply the materials onto the concrete floor. Depending on which flooring system you choose for your garage floor will ultimately determine which process you will need to follow. Each system is personally equipped with MSDS and TDS Data Sheets that will guide you through the specific process. Also, don’t hesitate to reach out to our professionals at any time with any questions or concerns. They are specially trained with Polyaspartics/ Polyureas and can help assist and gear you in the right direction.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipment, chemicals and much more. Our professionals are trained to deliver the guidance, customer service and reliable products that are fundamental when preparing and executing a concrete floor. Whether you’re a new business owner, flooring subcontractor, DIYer, craftsmen, artist, existing business or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that concrete can variate in properties depending on each situation and thus have to be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so feel free to call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions about ‘Polyaspartic Coatings and Topcoats for Garage Floors’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

Epoxy For Garage Floors

Do you want your garage floors to shine like your car does? Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies an industrial-grade epoxy coating and polyaspartic/urethane top coats that are designed to to deliver sustainability, while also be able to withstand 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 and polyaspartic/urethane materials while guiding you step by step along the way, making sure the material is properly applied to your garage floor, thus yielding a spectacular finish.

Floor Coatings:

Application Process 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. Even though an additional protective topcoat is optional, it is utterly recommended to take the extra time and spend the little bit of extra money, because ultimately your floor’s surface will last much longer and shine much brighter with a little bit of extra protection. Always remember, your floors absolutely deserve it!
  • 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.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipment, chemicals and much more. Our professionals are trained to deliver the guidance, customer service and reliable products that are fundamental when preparing and executing a concrete floor. Whether you’re a new business owner, flooring subcontractor, DIYer, craftsmen, artist, existing business or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that concrete can variate in properties depending on each situation and thus have to be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so feel free to call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions about ‘Epoxy for Garage Floors’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

How To Remove Mastic Off A Concrete Floor

What is Mastic?

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.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipment, chemicals and much more. Our professionals are trained to deliver the guidance, customer service and reliable products that are fundamental when preparing and executing a concrete floor. Whether you’re a new business owner, flooring subcontractor, DIYer, craftsmen, artist, existing business or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that concrete can variate in properties depending on each situation and thus have to be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so feel free to call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions about ‘How To Remove Mastic Off A Concrete Floor’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

Keeping it Clean with Residue Dust Shrouds

Usually, when we use angle grinders to cut or grind, the entire place ends up getting covered in dust, making the whole cleaning and maintenance ordeal seem like a never ending battle. Thankfully there are specialty tools and machines that help reduce dust, one in which is referred to as dust shrouds for angle grinders.

What is a Dust Shroud?

A dust shroud  is like a chamber that’s built around the abrasive, helping capture the dust particles that are being generated by construction; this being done with the assistance of a vacuum. Dust shrouds are supposed to seal around the base, however if the vacuum is turned on, it becomes suction-like which could lock the shroud, and that could be dangerous.

A dust shroud for angle grinders is ideally used by moving over the designated areas of dust that you’re aiming to collect. The process is simple, just switch it on, and move in or around the place where you want to begin. You will begin to see the concrete floor grinder cutting and the dust shroud efficiently removing the dust, leaving you with a floor that is smoothed and beautifully polished. The shroud is specifically designed so a vortex of the moving air removes almost 95% of the dust that’s being generated.

Advantages of Dust Shrouds

Contractors in the field and those whose profession uses dust shrouds for angle grinders for extraction of dust, dirt and debris get to take full advantage of the wonderful health benefits. Silicosis of the lungs can be reduced or prevented just by using a dust shroud.

Dust shrouds for angle grinders typically come in two sizes; 7″ and 4″ depending on the size of the angle grinder and are designed to work easily and efficiently, getting as close as  1/16th of an inch close to the wall, without having the need for a removable edge piece!

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipment, chemicals and much more. Our professionals are trained to deliver the guidance, customer service and reliable products that are fundamental when preparing and executing a concrete floor. Whether you’re a new business owner, flooring subcontractor, DIYer, craftsmen, artist, existing business or homeowner, our exquisite product selection and extensive industry experience will assist you every step of the way, from start to finish.

The experts at Xtreme Polishing Systems understand that concrete can variate in properties depending on each situation and thus have to be treated differently. We’re here to guide you in the proper direction, so feel free to call us at (877) 958-5732 with any questions about ‘Keeping It Clean with Residue Shrouds’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!