How to Diamond Grind a Concrete Floor

Stand Up Grinder

Concrete floor grinding is used for removing old coatings, smoothing surfaces, and prepping concrete for epoxy. If you want the best results and want this process done as quickly as possible, diamond grinding should always be your number one choice for your next project. This is done by using diamond pads that open up the floor you are attending to and give you the proper surface you are looking for in the end.

Diamonds are hard materials that are able to implement more sustainable scratch patterns into concrete. If you need to grind away epoxy, mastic, or even paint, diamond pads can do this efficiently. Knowing how to use these pads and having the right equipment for the job can save you time and money for your next concrete flooring project.

Deciding the Correct Diamond Tooling:

Having the right concrete tooling is important before any concrete grinding is done. Depending on the type of concrete surface, different types of pads are needed. For softer concrete surfaces, you won’t need as an aggressive pad but one with finer grit. Harder surfaces require more aggressive grind with an abrasive grit. The 7″ POLISHING PAD #3000 GRIT is the perfect diamond pad that is high-quality and are able to expose aggregate in the concrete surface you’re working on. These lighter grit pads are great if you are wanting a more intense and polished surface as the end result.

 Time to Get Started:

Diamond pads are important, but so is the grinder you are going to be using as well. The VSG-10 (Variable Speed Grinder) is an easy to use, concrete floor grinding and concrete floor polishing machine that will prep concrete surfaces in areas that cannot be accessed by larger equipment. This is an excellent choice for large and small projects. This grinder accepts different grinding plates and pads with a variety of bonds and grits to make sure you are able to use whatever fits your project needs the best.

When you have chosen your grinder, it is time to start the actual process. You want to begin with a slow forward motion, moving left and right slowly to keep the concrete level as you are grinding. When doing this, the steadier you are, the better so no sudden movements cause damage to the concrete. Once you have gone over the floor the first time with this process, make sure you vacuum at the end. This is essential to remove any dirt or debris from the concrete to prevent gouging. Having a dust collector such as the ULTRA VAC 1250 | DUST COLLECTOR, can help this process go more smoothly and save you valuable time at the end of the day.

U.S. Saws is an innovator in the tool industry.  Diamond grinding is essential for all concrete flooring needs that will take your project to the next level.  As there are many factors to consider in choosing the proper concrete pads for your project, engaging with a company to help guide you to the right knowledge and diamond grinding pads will ensure your project is completed promptly in the right manner.  Contact U.S. Saws today to find the diamond grinding pads to meet your specific concrete needs.

 


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