The difference between sealed and polished
Sealed concrete is easier to produce and will not stain but it is more easily scratched and the seal will dis-colour over time.
Polished concrete is a superior surface with greater durability that with minimal maintenance can last a lifetime, it will stain if spills are not wiped up, but with the correct care this should not be an issue. A clean, finely polished concrete floor is an extremely slip-resistant surface. Not only will your floor look fantastic, but you are creating a safer environment for those that walk and work on it as well.
To achieve the high quality finish we use the latest equipment from HTC Floor Systems that enables our operators to produce the high standard finishes required by our customers. With their low noise, low dust and reduced vibration due to the balanced tool heads they are the perfect machinery for industrial floor preparation.
Our floor grinders cover everything from edge grinding in confined spaces to grinding large open areas. The machines are just as effective for floor preparation as they are during floor polishing and combined with HTC's dust extractors and diamond tools they offer a complete system which guarantees that the finished job will have the best results achievable.
It's a fact! A clean, finely polished concrete floor is an extremely slip-resistant surface. Not only will your floor look fantastic, but you are creating a safer environment for those that walk and work on it as well as it still retains the properties of a standard concrete floor.
HTC Superfloor™ is the revolutionary flooring concept with a technique that makes your existing or newly installed concrete floor more than just strong and hardwearing. The technique is as simple as it is ingenious. HTC’s machines and diamond tools grind and polish the concrete floors to remove the surface paste and expose the stronger concrete beneath. The result of this process is a stronger, more durable, shiny and beautiful floor. Both the environment and your bottom line benefit too. The initial investment is the same, or lower, than for traditional flooring solutions, but the low maintenance cost and the longer lifespan make HTC Superfloor™ the most lucrative investment option. The life cycle cost is about 60% less than for traditional flooring solutions. And using the Twister™ method of cleaning, you’ll find your floor is simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective to maintain. HTC Superfloor™ is suitable for almost all environments; from the toughest industry and warehouse to home environment. It simply is a smarter floor
What makes grinding the best method for surface levelling & floor preparation?
Thanks to grinding, you can remove old floor coverings, level out the underlying concrete surface and create the perfect surface for further treatment of your floor…
...all in one action!
Grinding floors is nothing new; people have been doing it for thousands of years. Nevertheless, few people know that the trend in grinding machines and diamond tools over the last 20 years means that now you can save time and money by using grinding machines for surface levelling and floor restoration.
HTC Superprep™ uses grinding to remove floor coverings such as epoxy, paint, carpets, carpet adhesive and self-levelling compound while the contractor gets a perfectly smooth surface to lay the flooring on. Wherever possible, it is better to keep the floor surface instead of destroying both the floor and the floor covering. You avoid the need to use self-levelling compound and unnecessary material costs in the form of extra coverings to fill out irregularities, which are both expensive and time-consuming.
HTC Superprep™ also makes it easy to roughen up an old covering, such as paint, to improve the adhesiveness for the next coat of paint. Regardless of the intended final result of the floor, there are huge benefits from using grinding as part of the process.
The importance of a good casting
The smoothness of the concrete slab from the casting and the size of the grinding machine determine how fast the concrete slab can be finished and determin the number of passes needed to attain the required finish.
Example - grinding with an HTC 950 RX
Class A cast concrete is +/- 3 mm on a 2 m straight-edge board will grind at around 40m² an hour
Class B cast concrete is +/- 5 mm on a 2 m straight-edge board will grind at around 20m² an hour