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What is Concrete Grinding?


By ProMatcher Staff



What is Concrete Grinding?

Concrete grinding is the process of removing the top layer of concrete with abrasion. In most cases, grinding is done by rotating disks that have diamonds embedded in them. The disks work like sandpaper, slowing grinding off the surface layer of the concrete.

A concrete grinder is a large, walk-behind machine that is typically used for both residential and commercial projects. A concrete grinder can be used on both indoor and outdoor concrete flatwork.



Grinding is used to:

1) Level concrete. Grinding is great for leveling floors. Before installing another type of flooring on top of concrete, such as carpet or hardwood floors, you’ll need to make sure the subfloors are level to make sure the installation goes smoothly.

2) Polish concrete. Special grinding equipment can be used to polish concrete. Polished concrete floors are durable, glossy, and very smooth.

3) Prepare for staining, sealing, or coating. Before concrete can be sealed or stained, you will need to remove any existing sealers and other coatings. A concrete grinder will make sure the surface is resurfaced and prepared for staining or sealing. Afterwards, the coating will be able to adhere properly to the new surface.

4) Eliminate trip hazards. Over time, concrete walks may sink in some spots, creating potentially dangerous tripping hazards. A grinder can be used to remove these hazards from driveways, sidewalks, and patios.

5) Smooth a rough surface. Rough concrete floors can be hard on bare feet. A concrete grinder can be smooth out rough patches to make your floors more comfortable to walk on.

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