Hand Grinders for Surface Preparation

What Do Hand Grinders Do? Hand grinders are a fast solution for smoothing out inconsistencies on vertical and horizontal concrete surfaces. Hand grinders are truly a one of a kind tool, especially for concrete edge work and smaller scale flooring projects. Contractors and DIY’ers do not always face large-scale projects so they need to be […]

The Difference Between Planetary and Rotary Concrete Floor Grinders

What Exactly Are Planetary Grinders And Traditional Rotary Grinders? There are two major types of concrete floor grinders to adequately prepare a concrete floor. These robust pieces of equipment are used to smooth, level, prepare, polish, and remove thick coatings on concrete surfaces. Since concrete is an economical flooring option it has become increasingly popular […]

What are the Different Types of Concrete Sealers?

Concrete is an incredible flooring material that provides strength, durability and a simplistic beauty which is also easy to maintain. One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to spruce up your concrete floors is by applying a concrete sealer to the surface. What is a Concrete Sealer? Concrete sealer is a finishing product […]

Epoxy Coatings vs. Mechanically Polished Concrete

What Is An Epoxy Coating? When an epoxy coating is applied to a concrete floor the revolutionary material binds to the floor surface, which ultimately provides a durable, colorful and valuable substrate. Epoxy coatings for concrete floors require frequent maintenance and can be most commonly found in hotels, showrooms, restaurants, retail outlets, industrial and residential garages, warehouses, […]

Decorative Concrete is Exceeding Popularity in the Retail Sector

Decorative concrete flooring is becoming a popular choice in retail sectors nationwide. This flooring type provides businesses the opportunity to completely eliminate the use of vinyl tile, quarry tile, wood and carpet. Concrete dyes, stains and coatings are the natural solutions for bringing aesthetic energy to any field. Advantages  Decorative concrete is an easy to maintain floor […]

Hand-Held Grinders: Their Purposes and Precautions

Invented in 1954 by a German company, Ackermann + Schmitt, the hand grinder is a hand powered tool specifically built for grinding, polishing, or removing materials like glue, mastic or paint/coatings. This device is versatile with the multitude of accessories that fit on it, while being used for various purposes such as cutting tile, mortar, and pavers, material removal, and grinding/ polishing purposes. Xtreme […]

A Thorough Understanding of Chemical Floor Hardeners and Densifiers

Concrete will become dull over time with the constant wear and tear. Removing and replacing the whole slab can be very time consuming and costly but luckily now it’s easier than ever to revive your concrete surfaces. Chemical floor densifying/ hardening agents are natural aggregates and organic concrete chemicals that hardens the surface of the floor providing wear […]

How Safe is Polished Concrete Flooring?

What is the Purpose of Polished Concrete? Polished concrete is a highly popular flooring option for industrial factories, business establishments, school facilities and residential neighborhoods because concrete is a safe, low maintenance and eco-friendly building material. Concrete flooring is a very solid foundation and substantially eliminates any need for excess flooring like carpet, tile, laminate or wood. Concrete floors are extremely solid foundations, which […]

What is the Coefficient of Friction?

When asking ‘What is Coefficient of Friction’ in the concrete polishing industry, understand that Coefficient of Friction (COF) tests the slip resistance for accidents on any type of floor including commercial, industrial, and residential surfaces. Slip resistance is ideal for business owners and homeowners who need to prevent slips and falls on polished surfaces. When the flooring foundation is properly installed and cleaned, the final result will provide […]

3 in 1 Concrete Grinding, Polishing and Edging Machine

The Infamous Concrete Genie Grinder The best quality and lowest cost ‘3 in 1 Concrete Grinding, Polishing & Edging Machine’ on the market is the Concrete Genie Grinder, designed and manufactured by Xtreme Polishing Systems. The Concrete Genie is used to grind away imperfections, renovate and repair concrete flooring. It is specifically built for the professional contractor, to the highest standards and specifications […]