Commercial Concrete Polishing: Diamond Grinding for Business & Industrial Floors in Orange County, Los Angeles & San Diego
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The Process of Diamond Grinding Concrete Floors
For your business properties, we term this as our commercial concrete polishing or diamond grinding and it is a favorite option among swimming pool business owners because it results in the improved quality of the decks.
Step 1. Preparation. We believe preparation is the key to any flooring technique. Our team ensures that the surface has been cleared of any mold, mildew, or deposits that may hinder the grinding process from reaching maximum effects through a thorough washing and scrubbing with soap, water, or other substances if needed.
Step 2. Grinding. Using a diamond floor grinder with a heavy-duty diamond grinding pad, we go through the surface several times until a smoother and even surface is achieved. Of course, rougher textures can also be preferred to avoid any slip accidents. consult with us on your preferred textures before getting the job done.
Step 3. Polishing. Finer grits will be needed to check any uneven surfaces that the machine didn’t get. It will take several attempts to get the desired texture and glazed diamonds may come up. This is common on very hard concrete so an abrasive texture can be used.
Step 4. Application (if any) By this part of the process, stains or beautifully stamped concrete overlays are a popular addition to the polished surfaces. Try adding a paver like a pattern or a herringbone outline over your decks. A cult fave would be a custom scoreline paired with a sandy or husky brown concrete stain. Whatever technique you decide on, your decks will shine bright without painfully burning your feet from absorbing all the heat.
The Advantages of Diamond Ground Floor Surface Preparation
- The smooth and seamless surface after a concrete polishing turns out to be as good as or even better than newly installed polished concrete flooring.
- Concrete polishing improves the texture and traction of the concrete surface with no detrimental effects.
- Concrete grinding and polishing enhances the concrete floor resilience to wear and tear.
- A polished concrete does not affect the durability of the material at most.
- May be used for spot grinding.
- Concrete polishing improves skid-resistance by smoothing faulted areas of the concrete.
- A polished concrete levels doorway entrances.
Diamond Grinding Equipment Overview
There is a wide selection of concrete floor grinders available for concrete surface prep to achieve that ideal polished concrete look. These are different types of that vary depending on what they are used for. Concrete flooring will need light commercial concrete polishing or extreme trimming. Here’s an overview of the different types of diamond grinding equipment:
DG-16 Diamond Grinder/Polisher
This is used for removing concrete coatings. It is also used for polishing concrete and other surfaces to a high gloss finish. Aside from polished concrete pre-coating preparation, this is also used for industrial floor resurfacing.
DG-50 Diamond Diamond Grinder/Polisher Attachment
This is attached to an SCB-1600 chassis. It is known for its one of a kind feature of floating grinding heads. It also comes with a dust shroud to keep the dust away from the equipment.
DG 4.45 Grinder/Polisher or DG-4.5-ME
For concrete surfaces that need a quick touch up, this is the ideal handheld tool. It is usually used from trimming, light polishing and edging. It’s 1-½ inch vacuum port comes with a steel shroud. It features a selection of speed on its detachable side for polishing and edging.
DG-71 Grinder or DG-725-ME
This is built for the specific purpose of trim and edge work on irregular surfaces of concrete flooring. It is known for its durability thanks to its carburized quality and its ability to run on concrete floors or any surface.
Frequently Asked Questions
It costs between $3 and $13 per square foot. Costing depends on when it comes to the location and the complexity of the project. It also depends on how many levels of grinding would be applied to achieve a smooth floor surface.
Using a 150-grit metal-bonded diamond (or more refined, depending on your preference), grind the concrete flooring, and a chemical hardener needs to be applied to densify the concrete. Polish the flooring once more with a 100- or 200-grit resin-bond diamond, or combine the two. Finally, polish using a 400-grit resin-bond diamond.
Apply a densifier on the concrete floor and allow it to settle for at least sixty (60) minutes. When the densifier is dry, use your transitional tooling on your machine as you earnestly remove any haze before heading to the polishing stage. Start by using 200 grit polishing resin in the polishing stage and constantly change it to the next polishing resin as you thoroughly polish the floor.
It is not necessarily slippery. There are polished concrete floors that are slip-resistant in both wet and dry environments. There are some instances that a resinous flooring is more slippery than a polished one.
Looking for an experienced contractor who can do polished concrete floors and other pool decking services? Trust Pooldeks.com for your commercial concrete preparation needs in OC and neighboring areas. Call us at (714) 361-0771 now and receive a no-obligation and free quote!
Our experts at Pooldeks.com use only industrial-grade equipment fit for industrial-scale projects. Whatever the size of your company, business or industry, nothing is too large to accomplish for our team of seasoned professionals. We worked hard to establish our reputation and we work just as hard to keep it. Experience our polished concrete performance like no other in the OC. We service San Diego CA and Los Angeles CA as well!
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