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Is it better to buy a propane or electric grinder? The convenience of running a propane grinding machine that is cordless does have its benefits as it requires no power from the work site. Assuming the machine is being run wet, it can be very productive having no required tethering to a dust collector. The […]
Do I really need to densify the concrete twice? First & Foremost ”“ Consult the Manufacturer of the Densifier The first answer that comes to my mind is to suggest that the manufacturer of the densifier needs to be consulted. The company that makes the densifier knows their product best and their instructions for using […]
How much should my resin diamond pads be costing me? Between $.024 – $.04 USD per SF ($.26 – $.43 USD per M2). The range of pricing is going to be determined by which “resins” you are referring to. Two types of pads are used in the industry: hybrid and polishing. Hybrid Tools are for transitioning […]
Can a “soft” concrete floor be polished? In my experience, ANY concrete slab can be polished. The limitations though to ANY concrete slab being polished is usually budget and time. The general rule of thumb is that the softer the concrete is when you start the process, the more work and materials it will take […]
Why are P/M Machines so expensive? My usual response is… “Expensive?! Compared to what?” When I explain the cost differences to those who ask me, I usually focus on the specifications and quality differences between apparently “similar” products. A concrete grinder is just a concrete grinder, right? Wrong!! Some “apples-to-apples” comparisons should be: HorsepowerSizeProductive CapacityPrecision & […]
Should I use diamond pads to maintain my polished concrete floor? Yes, but not everyday. The use of diamond impregnated/sprayed pads is a terrific way to keep your polished concrete looking good; however, the overuse of the pads can lead to a loss of clarity by gradually eroding the surface and leaving an orange-peel finish. […]
What should I charge for polished concrete? Many people have asked me this question. So, I’ll answer this by showing myself as an example of how NOT to determine what you will charge for polished concrete, and how letting the market decide your price is absolutely the INCORRECT way to approach the pricing question. When I was young in […]