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.

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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?

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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!

Cleaning Chemicals for Concrete Floors

No matter where you are your concrete takes a lot of abuse, including concrete pavements, parking lots and driveways. Oil, rust, graffiti and heavy foot traffic are common forms of abuse these foundations endure on a regular basis. Imagine spending your valuable time and money on renovations and home improvement and the end result still eventually end up stained. Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies a purposeful selection of concrete cleaning chemicals designed for these floor maintenance issues.

It’s extremely important to understand the extended variety of concrete cleaning chemicals that are specifically designed to remove contamination and available for you to use, because ultimately obtaining this useful knowledge will save you a lot of time, money and effort.

Types of Cleaners

  • Alkaline CleanersAlkaline degreaser have a very high efficiency in removing grease and oil from the affected area. These chemical cleaning products emulsify the oil, and with the help of hot water, it helps completely flush the oil away from the surface. These concrete degreasers are most often used to eradicate hydrocarbon based stains, grease and oil stains in concrete.  Alkaline cleaners typically come as concentrates and are diluted with water. Agitation or scrubbing is critical for the surface to completely absorb the chemical cleaner, and ultimately deliver maximized results. Apply the concrete cleaner at full strength when dealing with older or deeper or stains, and dilute the concrete cleaner for newer, less stubborn stains that haven’t penetrated the surface as seriously. Allow enough time for the chemical cleaner to fully absorb into the stained areas.
  • Acidic Cleaners – Stains, dirt, and contamination are soluble in an acidic solution. They are especially effective for removing efflorescence from concrete. Acids contain an active ingredient in which provides a ready-to-use, concentrated formula. They neutralize the concrete surface and can later be washed with water. After the application, apply scrubbing to ensure removing any stubborn stains.
  • PH-Neutral Cleaners – designed for removing stains from interior sealed concrete surfaces. They are typically concentrates that have to be diluted with water, depending on the level of cleaning required, or it can be saturated per the requirement, followed by scrubbing or light agitation. It can also be rinsed easily by water.
  • Enzymatic/Bacterial Cleaners – These are the newest types of concrete cleaners which use organic chemistry and active enzymes to attack, break down, and in some cases digest stains and contamination. These cleaners do not require water for activation, and therefore most of the times there is no residue left to wash away.

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 ‘Cleaning Chemicals for Concrete Floors’ 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!

How To Grind Concrete Surfaces

Are you looking for solutions on ‘How To Grind Concrete Surfaces’Xtreme Polishing Systems provides fast solutions for smoothing out irregularities in concrete surfaces. With more than 30 years experience, our professionals at Xtreme Polishing Systems are available to assist you in getting rid of old, dusty looking floors and refinishing them into a beautiful surface. Using a variety of powerful concrete floor grinders that grind down the concrete, removing bumps, graffiti, worn coatings, etc. you can ultimately achieve any desired level of shine.

Surface Preparation 

We begin by examining the concrete surface for any holes or cracks that need to be patched. The holes are filled with concrete patch compounds at least twenty-four to forty eight hours before grinding the concrete.

Grinding Methods: Wet and Dry

There are two types of grinding methods: wet grinding and dry grinding. When dry grinding, a vacuum is used to extract the dust from the floor, while wet grinding implements water in the process and the magnetic discs rotate grinding the floor. The wet grinding process typically results in more of a mess but reduces the friction. We typically use the dry grinding method first and then finish with the wet grinding method to provide a high sheen to the floors.

Equipment & Tooling: Concrete Floor Grinders & Diamond Abrasives

Concrete floor grinders are used for grinding the concrete and are fitted with different diamond grit abrasives. The grit level is increased the coarser they are (30, 50 and 80 grit discs to the finer 100, 400 and 800 grit discs). The grit level can be increased up to 3000 grit discs for providing ultra-swank luster to concrete.

The procedure is started with coarser grits to get rid of small holes or lighter stains and then is carried upon with finer grits for more smoothing. The coarser grit is made up to three or four rounds for making the concrete ready for fine polishing. The finer grits will result in ultra smooth and polished concrete surfaces.

To prevent the floors from attracting dust and becoming rough again, high quality concrete hardeners are applied to the surfaces. For grinding new concrete surfaces, we may wait about less than a month to let it dry completely and cure properly.

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 Grind Concrete Surfaces’ 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!

How To Make Your Concrete Floors Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Whether it’s an existing concrete floor, indoors or outdoors, or new concrete, this type of flooring is favored for its simply beautiful appearance, and for some, the expectation of achieving a spectacular shine. By using innovative flooring equipment, reliable tooling and the proper supplies, while following the necessary steps, you will ultimately accomplish a lustrous, exquisite looking floor finish.

Surface Preparation

As always, surface preparation is a major key factor in any flooring project, especially concrete. The extent of your floor’s preparation will conclusively determine how fascinating the finished product will be.

  1. Concrete Hardness: Determining the degree of hardness in your concrete surface will assist you in figuring out which type of diamond to choose and what grit level is best suited for the concrete. The MOH Hardness Kit is the ideal tool to find out the hardness of the concrete.
  2. Concrete Cleaning: Typically any floor foundation like concrete will have pre-existing stains or dirt and grime that need to be cleaned away. Using a penetrating concrete cleaner or concrete degreaser is going to be the most suitable option to eliminate even the toughest stains.
  3. Concrete Repair: Cracks and holes must be repaired prior to the polishing process. Epoxy or concrete fillers (depending on which application you’re trying to achieve) will be used to improve the concrete’s structure. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Concrete Tooling: Your metal bond diamonds and concrete polishing pads will regulate how shiny your concrete surface will become. Each tool has a classified bond and grit level that gives it the ability to either grind away tough floor coatings and mastic, or polish the floor’s surface to a gleaming appearance.
  5. Concrete Polishing: You have to determine if you’ll need to perform wet or dry grinding procedures. The wet grinding process utilizes water to reduce friction and cool down the diamond abrasives, which ultimately extends the lifespan of your tooling. Also, it completely eliminates grinding dust. The dry grinding process requires no water, instead a dust extraction machine or industrial vacuum is used to eliminate the dust being produced. Dry grinding requires tough and reliable tooling to withstand the harsh conditions.
  6. Concrete Densifying & Sealing: Applying a concrete densifier/hardener will fill any pores in the concrete which increases surface density. Sealing the surface of the concrete with a concrete sealing agent will guarantee protection from periodic damage, corrosion, and stains.
  7. Concrete Maintenance: Potentially, concrete floors will collect dirt, dust, etc. (most flooring does eventually), however cleaning and maintenance is effortless and will fit into anybody’s busy schedule with the proper accessories. With the use of a floor scrubbing machine or a floor burnishing machine, and mild concrete cleaners, your floors are guaranteed to deliver an everlasting shine the will absolutely WOW your guests and keep you pleased and smiling for decades to come.

Professional Suggestions:

  • NO vinegar or ammonia used AT ALL!
  • High-speed burnishers with white curing pads for shining concrete.
  • We suggest sealing your concrete floors every 3 to 4 years.
  • Although doing it yourself is achievable, even when using our floor guides to assist you, if you still have doubts or concerns, please don’t be afraid to consider hiring a flooring professional. They can and will assist you in reaching your desired result.

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 Make Your Floor Shine Bright Like A Diamond’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!