Substrate Technology
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES
Phone:
+1 (815) 941-4800
+1 (815) 941-4600 (fax)
Address:
1384 Bungalow Rd.
Morris, Illinois, U.S.A.

Surface Preparation

Surface preparation basically means removing the old to get ready for the new. Whether you are in need of tools to get a slab ready for new VCT, epoxy, carpet, or concrete polishing, we have the tools and equipment to do the job.

Substrate Technology works on a daily basis to improve the efficiency and profitability of surface preparation. All the tools we produce are designed and modified to yield the best possible productivity and cost per square foot for the contractor, so that he or she has the best chance at being profitable on every job that our equipment and tools are used.

Substrate Technology works on a daily basis to improve the efficiency and profitability of surface preparation. All the tools we produce are designed and modified to yield the best possible productivity and cost per square foot for the contractor, so that he or she has the best chance at being profitable on every job that our equipment and tools are used.

For surface prep, we offer the following tools:

  • Fast PCD tool for removal of coatings, mastics, or uneven concrete that leaves a rough profile — #00 Prep Tool
  • Metal-bond diamond tool that leaves a smoother profile for installation of floor material or a polishing process — #0 Prep Tool
  • Very aggressive tool that leaves a slip-resistant finish (CSP 4 or 5) — STI Bush Hammer

The STI #00 & #0 Prep Tools Clean the Floor in Just One Pass!

Coatings, black mastic, thin-set mortar, and epoxy are thoroughly removed!

Two different prep tools for two different profiles

#00 Prep Tool — Leaves a rough profile

  • Leaves a smooth profile for further polishing or installation of floor material
  • Excellent tool for removal of adhesives, thin-sets, surface inequalities of +/-4mm and epoxy coatings with thickness of less than 4mm
  • Available in four bonds: standard, soft, hard, and extra hard
  • Use dry only

 

#0 Prep Tool — Leaves a smooth profile

  • Aggressive, super fast PCD tool for removal of coatings, mastics, or rough concrete
  • One “set” of #00 tools consists of 50% right-hand & 50% left-hand tools
  • Use dry only

STI diamonds have a proven longer lifetime! Buying “cheap” knock-off brands just to save money definitely does not equal “savings.”

  • STI diamonds are only made of high quality materials
  • Guaranteed for long life & fast results
  • Faster results mean a significant reduction in time and labor
  • Reduced time and labor equal HUGE savings!!

All STI diamond systems are designed for easy step-by-step application.

  • ONE pass is all you need to remove coatings, mortar, or epoxy!
  • Use the #00 or #0 before step #1 of any STI diamond system to get your floor properly prepared
  • #00 Prep Tool leaves a rough profile
  • #0 Prep Tool leaves a smooth profile for polishing or installation of flooring material

STI systems are the only diamonds on the market that can create a true mechanical prep for all flooring surfaces.

  • Absolutely NO need for a chemical to remove coatings before grinding!
  • Saves significant time and labor

Surface Prep Tools: Understanding the Difference Between the #00 & #0 Prep Tools

Don’t know which tool to use? Check out this video to help you understand what the difference is between the #00 & #0 Prep Tools.