When shopping for a floor grinder to polish concrete, there are several factors that can affect the quality of the polish. We’re often asked if the size of the grinder being used can affect the quality of the polish. To help you get the best results while improving productivity, we’re going to break down what you really need to get the best quality of polish on your concrete surfaces.

Is a Large Grinder Necessary for a Great Polish?

The size of your concrete grinder only affects productivity, assuming everything else is equal, such as diamond tooling sequencing. We can get the same result from a Prep/Master Jr. Electric Floor Grinding Machine as we can the Prep/Master 4430 Floor Grinding Machine that is equipped with a 25HP motor.

While we will get the same quality polish regardless of the size of the machine, we will say that it will take a lot longer with a smaller machine. Size only affects productivity and ease of use, so when shopping for a floor grinder and comparing size, think more about the spaces you’ll be working. For example, if you are primarily working in residential areas, such as garages and basements, you’d more likely choose a smaller machine that is easier to transport. On the other hand, if you’re projects are for larger commercial spaces measuring 5,000 square feet or more, a larger floor grinder will allow you to get the job done more quickly.

How to Get the Best Quality Concrete Polish

In order to get the longest-lasting, most attractive polish to your concrete slab, you need to use the proper diamond sequence that matches the system’s required weight and speed. Making sure you’re using proper diamond tooling in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines in the proper sequence is key to getting a consistent, predictable polish.

Get the Right Floor Grinder for Your Next Project

If you need a floor grinder, diamond tooling, or other equipment, we have everything you need to get a great polish every time. To get a quote on equipment, learn more about finding the right concrete grinder or which tooling you need, reach out to a member of our customer service team today at  (815) 472-9740 or by filling out our contact form to get started!