Substrate Technology
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1384 Bungalow Rd.
Morris, Illinois, U.S.A.

Substrate Technology: Surface Preparation Tooling

Substrate Technology: Surface Preparation Tooling
STI's tooling line includes products that effectively remove coatings and level uneven surfaces. We have tooling for several types of applications such as surface prep, concrete polishing, terrazzo polishing, marble polishing, floor maintenance, and much more! Substrate Technology in conjunction with our partners IMPACTS Americas, Airtec, Makinex, and Von Arx can competently equip the floor prep and polishing industry with an affordable, diverse selection of high quality machines, diamond systems, tooling, and accessories.
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PLP Diamond System – Planetary Polishing – Dry Process

  • For dry planetary polishing
  • Coordinated metal and resin bonded diamond system (steps #1-#9)
  • 3-inch diameter
  • Performs concrete polishing using any planetary machine sized 770mm-950mm, 15-24HP, & weighing between 800 and 1,000 pounds
  • Color: yellow

STI Bush Hammer – Concrete Surface Prep

  • Aggressive profiling tool
  • Provides CSP 4 to CSP 5 profile
  • Creates slip-resistant finish on concrete, granite, and marble
  • Long lasting tool – 15,000 SF (1,500 m2)
  • Breaks down the surface that standard diamonds can’t touch

STI 10-Seg Diamond Segments

  • Use for opening steps on uncoated concrete
  • Excellent scratch pattern for old or new concrete
  • Use wet or dry
  • Attaches in 3 different configurations for multiple machines

STI CASH Pads – Concrete, Terrazzo, & Marble Polishing

  • Excellent for light-use polishing maintenance
  • Use on auto-scrubbers and swing machines to remove dust, dirt, and resin swirl
  • For concrete, terrazzo, and marble floors
  • Life expectancy: 15,000 SF (1,500 m2)
  • A 3-step system used with water

When it comes to grinder tooling for concrete floors, Substrate Technology has you covered. Achieve professional results on concrete and other surfaces with our range of machinery. You can create a smooth finish using the right tools for grinding and polishing. 

7-inch Grinder Tooling

When smoothing concrete surfaces, you will need the right tools to polish and grind them. A different tool will be required for different materials. You may need a tool to remove a sticky coating or to polish a surface. We have a range to suit different jobs.

Concrete Tooling

Choosing the right tool for concrete depends on the end result you are looking for. Each job is different—is there coating to be removed? How hard or soft is the surface? You need to choose the tools that are most compatible with what you are trying to achieve.

Diamond Systems

Diamond Systems use a combination of resin and metal. They are used for polishing concrete or terrazzo slabs to a high standard. They can all be used with floor grinders for any project of this kind.

There are several different Diamond System products you can choose from. They all have velcro-backed pads so are easy to change. 

Marble Tooling

Marble is a more sensitive material than concrete. This means that you need the right items to work with this kind of surface. Using the wrong kind of accessories can mean a marble surface is ruined. Always check the manufacturer guidelines on these products to ensure they are compatible with the job.

  • The MG2 Diamond System works best for multi-step mechanical polishing. It can be used for heavy grinding or finer work. It works well on a variety of surfaces.
  • If you only need to do light polishing on a surface then CASH pads are best. They can be used with swing machines and auto-scrubbers to provide a great finish.

Planetary Tooling

Planetary tooling works with planetary grinders. The discs have a similar orbital motion to planets. This is where the name comes from. Several smaller discs move around the central disc (like the sun). The main disc will not have contact with the floor. The smaller discs will grind and polish.

We have a PLP Diamond System for concrete surfaces and M pads for grinding terrazzo. Planetary tooling is popular with our customers.

Surface Preparation Tooling

We have a large collection of surface preparation tooling for any construction job. You will find more detail about the range of machinery elsewhere, but we have specialist tools for concrete, marble, and terrazzo surfaces. There are also more specialized tooling, such as:

Terrazzo Tooling

Terrazzo is known for being an attractive surface that needs little maintenance. It can often be seen in retail complexes, hospitals, and colleges. This kind of surface does need regular buffing in order to maintain its appearance. It is mandatory that you use the right tools for this job.

You can easily crack a terrazzo surface if you use the wrong tools. The first step is to search our products and find the right one for your desired outcome:

  • CASH pads will help you ‌remove ground-in dirt so you can polish terrazzo slabs completely.
  • Terrazzo polishing pads have many varieties. They can be for rougher or smoother surfaces but will always leave a fine finish.
  • EG grout pans are used to push grout into holes. This will make the surface more durable and shiny.
  • The MG2 Diamond System is used in a mono-rotational machine. It is for wet grinding and polishing.
  • The TPS Diamond System is a seven-step polishing system. It will allow you to achieve an impressive shine on terrazzo flooring.

Order Your Supplies Today

At Substrate Technology, Inc., we have everything you need for professional concrete, stone, and terrazzo surface preparation. To get a free quote on the equipment and materials you need or to learn more about our selection, please call +1 (815) 941-4800 or complete our contact form.