As one of the world’s hardest stones, diamonds measure a 10 on a scale of 1-10 according to the Moh’s Scale of Hardness, which is based on the ability of one mineral to scratch another. Because of their natural hardness, diamonds are commonly used on blades and grinders in several industries, including flooring. What is diamond grinding or shot blasting? It’s the preferred method of surface and substrate preparation.
In many cases, diamond grinding is the quickest and best option to remove contaminants from flooring surfaces. It is an efficient way to correct irregularities, level flooring, and enhance surface texture and friction for maximum coating adhesion. Grinding allows coatings like urethane and paint to be removed without using dangerous and volatile chemicals.
Diamond grinding removes old mastic, carpet, and tile adhesives before installing new flooring. When preparing to recoat an older epoxied surface, diamond grinding can gently abrade the existing epoxy, which will allow the new epoxy to better bond with the old.
This technique can be used on both old and new concrete, and will not significantly affect the fatigue life of your concrete. It will remove years of wear and tear from virtually any concrete surface without scarring or gouging the concrete.
When you need to prep your flooring for a new installation, trust Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems and our professional techniques to get the job done quickly and properly. Call us today at 1-800-234-8208 to learn more about diamond grinding, floor prep, and installation.