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!

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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!

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!

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 Acid Stain A Concrete Floor

The acid staining floor process, or often referred to as ‘colored concrete’, is one of the most popular applications to add dramatic and beautiful effects to a concrete floor. The application can be viewed as an ideal alternative to carpeted or tiled floors, as it gives a depth of color to the floor by combining different colors and techniques. It results in uneven coloration of the concrete floors creating different, natural looking patterns.

Taking Precautionary Measures:

Before starting the acid staining process on the floors, we remove all the baseboard and trim work to avoid damage. The wall and the exposed lower cabinets are covered with at least 12 inch masking paper.

Preparing The Concrete Surface:

Floors need to be washed with water to confirm that they are not sealed. Grease and oil spots are removed by using sandpaper/floor sanders, floor grinders or chemical strippers. Our experts will usually tend to avoid any uneven coloration or imperfections as they may subtract from the exclusive finish of the floor.

Mixing The Acid Stain:

Acid stains are the blend of water, acid-soluble metallic salts and hydrochloric acid (the main ingredient). All the compounds penetrate into the surface and react with calcium hydroxide in the concrete to produce distinctive patterns and finish.

Applying The Acid Stains:

Next, we apply the stains using pump sprayers. The spray wand is kept almost 18 inches above the ground and is used in random patterns to spread evenly across the floor. It is made sure that no puddles are generated. At least, two coats of acid sprays are applied; the second coat is applied after a gap of about an hour to let the floors dry completely after the first coat. The subsequent coats are applied until the desired color is reached.

Neutralizing The Acid Stains:

A mixture of water and ammonia in proportion of 4:1 is applied to neutralize the hydrochloric acid stains. We make sure to thoroughly clean the floors using water to further ensure that no acidic residue is left. The extra water is vacuumed at the end and floors are left overnight to dry.

Sealing The Floors:

The next step involves using solvent based acrylic sealer to seal the stained floors as it penetrates into the concrete. The floors are sealed to avoid everyday wear and tear and air bubbling as well as to improve the color of the stain effects. Using pump sprayers to seal the floors helps guarantee the achievement of a nice consistent finish. This step (again) requires two coats: first with approximately 15% solid acrylic and second with 20-25% solid acrylic.

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 Acid Stain A Concrete Floor’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!

How To Clean A Concrete Patio

There are plenty of answers to the question at hand: ‘How To Clean A Concrete Patio’? Before the cleaning procedure has taken place, the fact that has to be taken into account is that no concrete patios can be treated equally.

Over a period of time, due to regular use of concrete flooring, grows a layer of grime and dirt, mildew or algae. The floors may have been ill-decorated with spills, oils, grease and other stains. Maintaining a concrete patio is essential for environmental hygiene thus it has to be cleaned periodically.

Routine Cleaning

In accordance to stains, spraying commercial chemicals such as degreasers or a mix of oxygen bleach or rust remover is doable. The cleaners are sprayed onto the floors and are left overnight or at least a few hours. Finally, once the cleaners have done their things, a pressure washer is used.

Because some concrete cleaning chemicals contain a strong amount of chlorine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide etc., the residue needs to be rinsed exhaustively with a garden hose.

Sealing and Waterproofing your Concrete Patio

After the cleaning task is completed, the concrete is sealed and waterproofed for protection against attracting grime sooner than supposed to. Concrete sealers are applied evenly to the surface to make it able to resist water and left for at least 24 hours. Sealed floors are able to withstand extreme temperatures more effectively than unsealed concrete.

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 A Concrete Patio’ or visit our website www.xtremepolishingsystems.com and browse our products today!