Concrete Densifiers/ Chemical Floor Hardeners

Chemical floor densifiers/ hardeners are a ready to use, non-metallic, floor and surface hardeners based on organic and natural aggregates. It provides wear resistance to concrete surfaces, extending the service life for industrial, commercial and residential settings. The floors are rendered tough, wear resistant, dust free, physiologically harmless and above all durable with ease of maintenance. It provides the best scratch resistant protection to your concrete surface and is suitable for a variety of floors including warehouses, hangers, etc.

Concrete densifier/ hardener is a unique combination of selected cementitious binders modified by polymers (to impart the mix plasticity and high strength) blended with well-graded, natural hard aggregates. The grading is most critical and ensures maximum possible surface density for old or new concrete floors. The bond is absolutely incredible with its increased wear and impact resistance.

Advantages

  1. One of the greatest advantages of chemical floor hardeners are able to withstand almost all types of mechanical stresses such as rolling, sliding, percussion, impact, abrasion etc.
  2. Chemical floor hardeners are non-dusting, non-slip and anti skid even in cases of spillages. It’s also waterproof and provides high floor density, while requiring only minimum maintenance.
  3. Suitable for interior and exterior applications. Chemical floor hardeners are extremely economical flooring alternatives for homeowners or businesses that can’t afford pricy marble or granite floors but want the same brilliant, mirror-like finish.

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 ‘Concrete Densifiers/ Chemical Hardeners’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

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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!

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!

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.

When testing 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.

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.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipmentchemicals 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 ownerflooring 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 ‘Understanding the A to Z of Epoxy Floors’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

How To Clean Your 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipmentchemicals 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 ownerflooring 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 Clean Your Concrete Floors’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

Dust Shrouds for Floor Grinders

A dust shroud is a system used to control dust at the point of origin with the help of grinding. These shrouds can be fitted to most popular brands of hand held angle grinders. When these shrouds are fitted to popular brands of hand held angle grinder it becomes a piece of equipment that fits onto the gear housing bearing box of an angle grinder. A vacuum system is attached which helps in extracting the dust while grinding.

Types of Shroud: 4″, 5″ & 7″ Dust Buddie

The Dust Buddie is the pro contractor’s choice for dust control, especially when using a hand grinder for decorative concrete. This device is used for crack chasing, tuck pointing and cutting. It is made of durable polycarbonate, which provides contractors with the durability they need to hold up in the most extreme working environments. It is a clear shroud so it provides contractors with the visibility they need for optimal control. The cutting depth guide is easy to adjust and essential when performing high quality work. It fits most hand grinders, including Dewalt, Hitachi, Bosch, and more. The Dust Buddie captures up to 99% of the dust created by a hand grinder and is designed to make grinding easier and more manageable. It rides on a spring cushion, keeping the grinder flat so that dust won’t escape and a short brush skirt improves lateral motion for grinding on uneven or textured surfaces. It is made of durable, clear polycarbonate for visibility.

7″ & 9″ Polymer Shroud

The 7″ (180mm) custom designed polymer dust shroud attaches to most dry vacuum units for dust extraction when sanding wood, plasterboard, grinding concrete and other types of dust. The adjustable collar and screw attachment allows it to be fitted to different diamond cup grinder heights. They come with a wide variety of neck clamp sizes to suit brands of 180mm (7″ or 9″) hand held angle grinders. These are designed to work with variable speed polishing machines which are used in concrete floor polishing corners, stairs, and other hard to reach areas like benchtops.

5″ Polymer Shroud

The 5″ (125mm) custom designed polymer dust shroud is designed to attach to most dry vacuum units for dust extraction when grinding concrete, sanding wood and plaster board and other types of dust. The adjustable collar and screw attachment allows it to be fitted to different diamond cup grinder heights and comes with a range of neck clamp sizes to suit most major brands of 125mm (5″) hand held angle grinders.

Designed to also work with variable speed polishing machines used in concrete floor polishing, benchtops, and stairs and hard to reach areas.

5″ Corner Hood

The Australian made Corner Hood fits most 5″ angle grinders. It is strongly constructed and has a removable edging cover to get right into the corner. No other shroud has the same combination of features including the very simple mounting collar inserts. The reason it does not rap or twist in the sun as it is made of hard steel. With a seal that allows airflow from under where the dust is generated, it gives superior dust pick up.

7″ & 9″ Hover Hood

The Hover Hood is also an Australian made dust shroud that fits most 7″ or 9″ angle grinders. Removable edging cover allows you to get right up the edges and with strong constructions of the wall. It features simple mounting collar system which comes with exact-fitting inserts for each concrete grinder brand that locks on tightly to the angle grinder with no movement. Also built from steel making it not to warp or twist in sun. The air flows under the seal where the dust is generated giving it powerful dust suction.

Resources, Guidance and Support

Xtreme Polishing Systems supplies the industry with innovative and professional concrete polishing productsequipmentchemicals 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 ownerflooring 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 ‘Dust Shrouds for Floor Grinders’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!