Best Guide For Concrete Polishing
Among the industries that have evolved at a rapid speed is the polishing industry. The companies that are growing and those that are coming up now are too many in this industry. Still other companies will start as most people are getting into this industry. These companies can apply the ideas in this article to ensure that quality concrete polishing is done. The tips are explained well below.
Determining the surface hardness is the first thing that should be done. A concrete hardness tester is the tool that is used for testing concrete hardness. This helps in the selection of the abrasives. The surface can be scratched using the first tip with the largest number. Then the scratching is then done in a decreasing order. This continues to a level where the tip cannot do scratching anymore. At this level, the hardness is ok now.
Then the preparation of the concrete surface is done as the next thing. One can find coated floors for concrete polishing. In this case, the right tools should be used in the removal of the coating. This depend on the type of coating. Holes and cracks can be found in some floors that need to be polished. The repairing of this holes and cracks should be done first. Then gritting is done to a level and desired flatness with the metal bond tooling.
The tool marks are then eliminated. Transitional tooling can help here. The ability of transitional tooling to eliminate all the marks is high. The process is considered successful when all the tool marks disappear.
Then the floor is densified and hardened by vacuuming it. The pore and crack filer is used to densify and solidify the surface of the floor. Also vacuuming helps in protecting the floor from allowing water penetration and stain creation. The pooling of the floor can result hence care should be taken to prevent it from happening. This is because pooling leads to permanent stains that can make polishing hard.
Then concrete polishing is done. The best thing to start with when polishing is done is reign band tooling. Then all the dust is removed that is, the space is vacuumed in between the passes. After the final grit level is reached, burnishing is done with the use of a burnishing pad.
Then the last thing that should be done to the floor is protecting it. The floor get the protection by the sealing it. Some of the things that the floor is protected from are the grease, oil and any other chemicals. The pump can be used to apply the sealer to the floor. Then burnishing is done to ensure the floor shines. Successful concrete polishing can be done with the tips given.