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Prep/Master 2807 Floor Grinder

If you’re looking for a floor grinder that offers a powerful performance while being easy to use in a smaller space, check out the Prep/Master 2807 floor grinder. As part of the popular Prep/Master line of grinding and surface prep equipment from Substrate Technology Inc., the 2807 offers the long-lasting durability, efficiency, and performance you […]

Discover the Prep/Master 3030 Floor Grinder

The Prep/Master line of surface preparation equipment by Substrate Technology, Inc. is known for their durability, power, and versatility. For large spaces that need intensive preparation, the Prep/Master 3030 Floor Grinder can help you get the job done quickly, saving you time without sacrificing the level of detail you need to make sure the job […]

Taking the Edge Off: Practical Tips for Grinding Edges

Adequate concrete surface preparation is vitally necessary in order for a coating or adhesive to thoroughly bond to the floor surface, so you definitely don’t want to neglect the edges. In areas where large, walk-behind grinders, scarifiers, or shot blasters can reach, the bigger the machine the more efficient the process. In areas where a […]

A Few Things to Consider When Polishing Damaged Concrete

New or existing floors all have the potential to exhibit damage by poor treatment, neglect, or bad placement techniques. For a coating or flooring contractor, damage can be repaired comparatively easier than a polishing contractor because the repairs will be clad by the new flooring. However, polished concrete, being a finish that is created through […]

The ABC’s of Shot Blasting

Shot blasting is like power washing and sandblasting except it’s done dry and is dustless. The concrete surface is left with a sandpaper-like profile to which new coatings will readily bond. In the case of floors that already have a rough profile, and simply need to be cleaned, shot blasting has the ability to follow […]

Removing Concrete Slab Inequalities by Using a Scarifier

Concrete slabs that have moved because of age or improper placement can have areas of height inequality. The variation in height can cause trip hazards, excessive wear on rolling equipment, and be areas of premature concrete breakdown. In severe cases, slab replacement may be necessary, but in most instances, moderate height inequalities can be flattened […]

Prep, Color, and Seal: Simple Process for a Beautifully Mottled Decorative Floor

With any project, the floor needs to be surveyed for its beginning condition and the customer’s expected outcome. This particular floor has a thick epoxy coating covering and is intended to be used for semi-public foot traffic. Clean-ability is important too, since staining liquids and dirt will be a common as the surface is trafficked. […]