Concrete grinding is a well-known phenomenon yet there is a misconception regarding it. People are not very clear about the purpose of concrete grinding. A large section of people are not aware of the fact that that concrete grinding is an alternative flooring option and not just a polished concrete surface. The rough concrete surfaces are ground to reveal a smooth and shiny and reflective surface.
A Brief Idea About Concrete Grinding
Before delving into further details, it is good to know what concrete grinding all is about. It is used as an abrasive tool to smooth and polish the rough concrete surfaces with the aim of making it smooth and polished. Two types of concrete grinding are available via dry and wet. The process of grinding is also important because it is essential to smooth the concrete surface before applying any other coating or flooring on the surface. It can be difficult to overlay the surface with any other material until and unless it is smooth. However, once grinding is done, the suave and polished surface of the concrete gets ready for any other flooring option such as tiles or hardwood and so on. Concrete grinding is, in fact, an essential step not to just suave out the rough surface but also extend the life and tenacity of the flooring with an alternate flooring option.
What Is A Concrete Grinder?
Concrete grinders are used for concrete grinding. These are also available in varied configurations... The most commonly used is the hand-held Angle Grinder. There are purpose-built floor grinders which are used explicitly for grinding marble, granite and concrete. Those grinders that handle concrete floors are tougher and are built to handle a lot more stress and thus carry more power. There is always some kind of abrasive which is used to grind in all concrete grinders, and these are usually diamond tools or Silicon carbide. These diamond grinders are much more common as abrasive and come in many grits.
The Industry Of Concrete Grinding
The concrete grinding industry is still at a tender age. But, it is expanding at a fast pace. Although the trade has been there for a decade or so, it is only been in recent times that engineers, architects and general contractors all across the globe are taking interest in concrete grinding and processing. They are getting deep inside the technicalities and variables of the process and introducing innovative techniques and technologies that are taking the industry to a higher level. Still, there are many challenges faced by the industry which needs to be solved...
At present, the industry is breaking down the whole process of concrete polishing into grinding and polishing. Further, three categories in polishing concrete, grinding, honing and polishing have been made and each of these stages further categorized in different steps.
Why Hiring the Skilled And Experienced Contractor Is Important?
The new bees the industry often is mistaken in their thinking that concrete grinding is just simply flopping some abrasive on the rough concrete floors or surfaces. They fail to understand the technicalities behind the process and how the process has to go through specific steps to get the desired results. Thus, they end up hiring the wrong contractor. They are not aware of the multiple variables that are beyond one’s control. This is why one must always hire a contractor who is an expert and not a novice in dealing with concrete grinding and who carries years of experience. Without the right expertise and know-how, it is indeed difficult and almost impossible to overcome the obstacles one faces during the process of grinding. Lack of formal technical training can lead to inexperienced and unskilled of contractors in the industry.
Only an experienced concrete grinding contractor knows the right steps to follow and how to deal with all those variables. Keep this in, it should be noted that even two contractors having the same experience and training can deliver very different results. Remember, it is essential to hire only the best contractors in the industry who can guarantee the finals results of their project. There is no use in hurrying and making a mistake.
By Mak Simon