Here’s to another great day out training with the Guys from Wollongong that are now starting up in Concrete Floor Polishing. After setting up with the DSM650S Three phase Planetary Grinding machine we headed to site for a day of training, polishing up this concrete floor to an 800 Grit Resin Bond.

Before. .. and After. 

We’re always impressed with the results the C2 Crete Colors International grouts, densifiers and sealing products can achieve with the Schwamborn Concrete Floor Grinding and Polishing system. This was such a rough concrete floor that was turned into a polished concrete masterpiece. This was one of the roughest floors with practically anything bad a concrete floor could have. We're super impressed after a day of grinding it back and polishing to showcase the results.


We're not the only ones loving this floor, Follow ALL PREPARATION EQUIPMENT on LinkedIn to see more comments and results of training using the Schwamborn Concrete Grinding and polishing system.  


All available concrete hardeners and densifiers in today’s marketplace will provide, in general, three main benefits:

  • Concrete srface hardening
  • Concrete floor surface dust proofing
  • Concrete floor sealing

These benefits are result of a chemical reaction that takes place between the actual silicate/silicanate, portland cement, and the calcium hydroxide (free limes) in the concrete.

When the reaction takes place, crystals are formed that fill any empty pores within the cream of the concrete, resulting in a hardened and densified surface. A lithium silicate will evenly penetrate into a tight steel troweled finish, burnished finish, broom finish, or a float finish.

This is possible because of its small molecular structure. Contrary, sodium silicate is much larger and has a difficult time to evenly penetrate tighter finishes. Lithium silicate will evenly react filling all empty pores with no inconsistencies or weak points at the surface.

Sodium or potassium based hardeners will react inconsistently, therefore will leave the weak spots at the surface, which will eventually cause those areas to deteriorate and dust.

The lithium silica reacts with the calcium hydroxide in the concrete to form stable tri-calcium silica structures that are insoluble, providing greater density and resistance to abrasion, dusting, and attack. Contrary, a single structure of sodium silicate is leaving opportunity for deterioration, dusting and attack to the surface.

A concrete surface that was hardened and densified through consistent and deeper penetration will produce increased hardness, abrasion resistance, long-term durability, and a dust-proofed surface, making surface easy to clean and maintain. 

All Preparation Equipment love to be working with you on your Polished Concrete Flooring projects, let’s have a chat. Call 1800 422 992 to have a chat with one of our team.               


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