Why Concrete Grinding Is Beneficial to Flooring

One of the best and easiest ways to level and restore a concrete surface is by using concrete grinding. An increasing number of Minnesota homeowners and business owners are discovering the various benefits of using this process for improving their concrete flooring. If you have a concrete floor that needs restoring, here are some reasons to consider concrete grinding, along with the types of grinders that are used.

Benefits of Concrete Grinding

Easy upkeep is one of the main perks of concrete grinding. Because concrete grinding recreates a nonstick surface, you don?t have to worry about dirt and dust particles sticking to a floor, making it easy to sweep away debris.

What?s more, your floors won?t be stained from oils and lubricants that can be easily washed off with a detergent. Once your floors have been wiped down, the shiny, polished look returns. This saves you money on maintenance.

Affordability is huge benefit. Because you don?t have to replace an existing floor, you can save on demolition and floor removal costs. When you choose concrete grinding, you won?t need to buy expensive chemicals or use hazardous chemicals for cleaning and maintaining your floor.

Durability is another reason for using concrete cutting. In addition to resisting wear and tear, polished concrete floors can withstand any type of climate, regardless of weather conditions either on the interior or exterior of a home or building. For example, extreme cold temperatures or wind damage won?t crack the surface of a floor. Besides compromising the efficiency of flooring, cracked floors are ugly, reducing the value of your home.

Types of Concrete Grinders

There are three main types of concrete grinders.

Hand-held grinders are made to grind smaller floors and to polish concrete countertops. They?re usually used in soothing rough patches on concrete floors, as well as for preparing surfaces for coatings such as epoxy. The two most common sizes include 4-5? and 7-9?.

Walk-behind-concrete floor grinders, which are the most popular type, are intended for larger floors and are able to quickly remove paint, epoxy, tile glue and other coatings. They can be used for polishing concrete surfaces in residential and commercial buildings, besides warehouses.

Ride-on floor grinders are for grinding and polishing commercial floors, showrooms, warehouses, retail outlets and shopping centers. These concrete grinders produce exceptionally high-gloss floors and can grind and polish an a width of five feet in a single pass.

Why It?s a Good Idea to Hire a Professional Flooring Contractor

Concrete grinding can be challenging for most people. That?s why it makes sense to let a specialist do the job. A professional concrete grinder knows the best way to treat your floor by using diamond grinding and polishing, as well as other treatments.

These flooring specialists are highly trained and experienced to provide you with several stain applications. Most contractors use a concrete hardener that?s usually mixed with high-luster stain and protracting stain to give a floor it?s exceptional, elegant, finished look.

A professional flooring contractor knows how to handle the complexity of the several stages involved in the polishing processes that entail using specialized equipment that consist of diamond-impregnated discs. Also, a professional flooring contractor can do the job considerably faster than the average homeowner or someone who doesn?t specialize in this type of service.

Considerations and Warnings

  • Electricity, gas or propane is used to power concrete grinders. The electric grinders are available in 100v or 220v models.
  • Once concrete floors have been installed, often people add materials, such as stone tiles to make them look even more attractive. Even though it can be hard to properly maintain stone tiles, when floors have undergone concrete grinding, long-term maintenance is considerably easier.
  • You can choose from several options in finishing glosses.
  • When you hire a highly reputable professional contractor your polished floor will not suffer from tire marks or be slippery.
  • You won?t have to strip or wax your floor.

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