Concrete Genie: Proof That Small Machines Can Get The Job Done!
The method of easing down rough concrete surfaces to reveal a flawless and polished surface is called concrete grinding and polishing. This procedure generally requires further use of heavy-duty concrete floor-grinding machines and diamond-impregnated segments or grinding/polishing discs that imitate sturdy sandpaper. The discs are promptly replaced with thinner grits during the concrete grinding process to achieve a high shine or smoothness.
The concrete polishing process is essentially the final stage of the concrete grinding process, using the finest grit polishing pads, or floor polishing discs to produce a high-shine finish. Various polishing compounds, also referred to as concrete chemicals can be added at the final stage to help officially seal and protect the surface which also gives the floor more lustre. Concrete grinding and polishing, especially when combined, may product a smooth striking finish that could even replicate polished marble.
The Basics Of Polishing Concrete
Concrete polishing is similar to sanding wood. A mechanism equipped with diamond-segmented abrasives is used to grind down concrete surfaces to the desired level of shine and smoothness. Much like sanding wood, you gradually progress from coarse to finer grit abrasives. (In this case, grit refers to the particle size of the diamond.) The end result is a gleaming, mirror-like finish.
To finish concrete, professionals can use both water-based and dry-based processes. Although both have advantages, dry polishing is the most popular process in the industry today because it is faster, more convenient, and safer for the environment. During wet polishing, water cools the diamond abrasives and removes grinding dust. Water helps polishing abrasives last longer by reducing friction and acting as a lubricant. The most significant disadvantage of this process is clean-up. Wet polishing generates a large amount of slurry, which crews must collect and responsibly dispose of. When dry polishing, no water is required. Instead, the concrete floor equipment is linked to a dust-collection device, which collects nearly all of the debris. An industrial vacuum cleaner, for example, is powerful and designed with a high filtration capacity to achieve efficient dust extraction while preventing vacuumed dust from returning to the working environment.
Furthermore, when it comes to edging, it is critical to provide the same type of concrete equipment and surface prep tooling on the edges as you would on the main area of the floor. If not done correctly, you risk having less texture and visibility on the edges, as well as a lighter or even darker look on the edges relative to the rest of the floor.
What is the Concrete Genie Floor Grinder?
The Concrete Genie Floor Grinder is an all-in-one multi-surface concrete floor grinder, polisher, and edger. This flooring system is a high-capacity concrete floor grinder ideal for builders who need to get things done quickly. The Concrete Genie grinding machine is perfect for removing coatings and grinding and polishing concrete, terrazzo, and natural stone surfaces. Even when conditions vary greatly from job to job, most vendors report smooth grinding that allows them to get close to the wall.
The grinder is a single-phase 220v machine that is powerful enough for experienced contractors but simple enough for most people to operate and manage. This concrete floor grinder, polisher, and edger is a three-in-one tool that grinds, cleans, and edges concrete floors. This machine is intended for professional builders who demand the highest quality and standards in the market for grinding, finishing, and edging concrete. It will repair, remodel, and restore concrete flooring. Grinding discs from Xtreme Polishing Systems Europe make adjusting or assembling equipment simple and quick. With a quick touch, the tools are mounted in custom cuts and secured with a light press.
Dissecting The Flooring Machine
What makes the Concrete Genie Grinder so unique in this ever-changing market? One very crucial reason is the machine’s unique magnetic plate system. It is designed to go 3/4 inches away from either side and the top of the machine. The moreflex coupler system also gives enough flexibility to reach even the toughest spots on concrete flooring. Magnetic plates can be easily removed within seconds when they need to be replaced. Other cheaper versions of magnetic plates are available on the market but typically have more complications.
Our selection of trapezoid tooling attaches directly to our magnetic plate system and is considered to be some of the tallest segments on the market. They measure 12mm x 12xmm, cheaper traps will typically range from 7mm x 7mm to 10mm x 10mm. The magnetic plates are specially designed to work with virtually all brands on the market including PCDs, grinding metals, and pucks and they are strong enough to run at full speed.
The single-phase, 220v Concrete Genie Grinder is so ideal for residential floors and even some small commercial projects. You simply plug the machine into any single-phase power source like your standard washer or dryer machine outlets, hot water heater outlet, or 30-amp breaker box. The Concrete Genie Grinder also comes with a one-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty. Some other distinct features of the grinder are the easy handles used for moving the machine around the job site.
This machine also comes equipped with an electronic levelling device to determine when you’re levelled on the floor’s surface. The water tank holds 9 gallons of water, with the water control dispenser used to control the amount of water you need for the concrete. You can easily access and add more water to the machine.
What are its advantages?
- Long-lasting: Polished concrete floors have all of the benefits of standard concrete plus increased longevity.
Polished concrete floors are long-lasting and will not rust, chip, or deteriorate, even in high-traffic areas. Grinding and polishing concrete frequently eliminates the need for sloppy waxing and resurfacing.
- Low maintenance: Concrete floors can be ground and polished to produce a long-lasting surface that outlasts vinyl or stone tile. Other than brushing or mopping to remove dust or dirt from the soil, polished concrete floors require little maintenance. Polished concrete floors may need to be refinished every 5 to 10 years, depending on traffic, to keep their lustre and elegance. Nonetheless, this procedure is simple and does not require many interruptions.
Concrete grinding and polishing will result in a beautiful finishthat resembles stone or other more expensive materials. Concrete grinding and polishing, on the other hand, is simple and inexpensive when compared to the construction and cost of various floor options.
- Aesthetically pleasing: Grinding and polishing will enhance the natural beauty of any type of concrete. Concrete stains, when added to a hunk of polished concrete, can mimic the appearance of elegant polished stone such as marble or granite. With no need for inspections or repairs, polished concrete will retain its sleek and luxurious appearance in the long run.
- Sustainable: Concrete polishing and grinding is a low-maintenance, long-lasting flooring option. This sustainability is due to a variety of factors, including the minimal environmental impact caused during construction and the flooring’s long-term durability. Furthermore, polished concrete’s ability to improve indoor climate is achieved by reducing or eliminating dust, mould, and mildew.
- Provides a clean finish: Concrete floors that have been ground and polished have a high-gloss, light-reflecting finish. This may also result in a cleaner environment and lower electricity costs in large offices, mines, or plants.
Suppose you are polishing concrete or fitting them for an epoxy coating, micro-topping, paint or overlay. In that case, you can be sure that you will have a good, smooth, and sturdy concrete floor in which you and your customers can be confident when you use the Concrete Genie Floor Grinder, Polisher, and Edger machine.