Concrete grinding is a surface preparation technique that is sometimes overlooked, many contractors concentrating on grinding as a polishing process. Whilst polishing is an important process, grinding as a surface preparation technique has a wide and versatile application.
MK Coatings use many types of grinding machines – from small to the large Triple Head Planetary Floor Grinder depending upon the task in hand. As well as grinding the surface, the equipment range can be quickly fitted with various tools for removing, for example, waterproof membranes, elastomeric coatings and heavily built up adhesives. Diamond grinding plates are easily fitted for the light preparation of surfaces for thin coating applications and are available for both hard and soft surfaces. Specialist tools can be used for the rapid removal of adhesive, coatings and failed latex from a hard substrate.
Concrete grinders are also the ideal choice for repairing imperfections in concrete floors, slabs and walkways; gently evening out any imperfections to leave a smooth finish.
Grinding concrete surfaces may be a slower process than shot blasting or scarifying techniques, but is the only option when either a polished finish or a micro-fine substrate is required for a surface coating