The Concrete Truth Part 3!

No Frills

Do you want to know the oversimplified version of how to polish concrete?
I am happy to outline the quickest and easiest way to give you amazing results with concrete.  However, I would strongly recommend that you consider getting as much training as you can.
Step one: Decide where to start with your grinding process, an educated eye will help a lot here.
Step two: Grind the floor starting with your machine in a cross hatching pattern, usually 4-6 passes will work.  This process stays wet until 800 grit diamonds.
Step three: Progress through your diamonds until you complete 400 grit.  Clean your floor to the point where you would consider it spotless.
Step four: Apply a densifier, I like Lithium Silicate.
Step five: Allow the floor about 45 minutes to an hour to dry.
Step six: Begin polishing the floor with 800 grit diamonds, about the same number of passes works all the way through.  You can choose to do a 1500 grit diamond or progress to concrete polishing pads.
Step seven: Work your pads through to reveal the gloss that your concrete floor has within.
Step eight: Apply no topical coating if you aren’t able to revisit this floor at least twice per year.  Polish guard is wonderful but it must be maintained, we can help with this step.  Truthfully it offers a spectacular visual and a very satisfied customer.

The end.  But realistically you need an educated eye to guide you through until you are an expert. This is labor intensive work, consider getting too much help rather than just enough.

Concrete Truth Part 1

Concrete Truth Part 2

The Concrete Truth Part Deux!

No Frills

Do you remember when you were in grade 7?  Shop class taught you how to bring out the beauty of wood using sand paper, finish and stain.
Love it or hate it shop class teaches us all the fundamentals to get the look that we desire.  Almost the same process gives us results that  can’t be beat on concrete floors.  No need to use a finish however;  concrete shines on its own.  Yup, concrete with a little bit of chemistry gives you amazing gloss and durability.  The trick is knowledge.  Take a day and a concrete floor and we can give you something you would never have expected even from the messiest floors you can find!

We know the process.

We know the products.

We get the results!

Step one: Call us
Step two: Ask for a demonstration
Step three: Watch in anticipation

Concrete Truth

No Frills

Have you ever been to a big box store and been in awe of the sheen on their concrete floor?  Its easy to assume that they have put some crazy topical coating on top of their concrete to put their best foot forward.
But did you know that these floors have no coating?  Did you know that the gloss you see is simply a result of releasing the inner beauty of the concrete itself?  You bet 100% fact.  We could talk about process and products but all too often I lose people in the verbose explanations that I offer.  We love polished floors.  “It’s kind of our thing” For as little as $2.00 per square foot we can help give you that mirror finish with very low maintenance and super durability.  We have worked with two manufacturers for years in this pursuit and developed a huge repository of knowledge and results to match.  Large national chains rely upon Corporate Facility Supply for results and knowledge every day.
Visit these pages for a quick visual.  Soon I will produce a step by step explanation of the process to give you a handle on what is involved and what you can expect.

Betco Matrix

Onyx Durashine

SS500

Speed Scrub 500 Right Side Disk

Sometimes change is good, sometimes it isn’t.  In 2005 the SS5 came out, what is the SS5 you say?   The predecessor to the SS500 of course!

Nobles had made what I believe is one of the most solid pieces of equipment I have ever seen- a workhorse.

Just the same as the Black and Decker Drill designed in the 1930’s, Nobles hit the mark.  A tank on wheels that cleans floors as effectively as any piece of cleaning equipment ever has. When the marketing team at Tennant Company announced that they were going to hand us a new, better version of this workhorse…  You can understand why we were nervous.
The SS500 is all that it could be and more.
What’s new?
• Fewer parts.
• Universality -A lot of the parts are used to make other models in the line.
• A battery refill system that automatically refills wet acid batteries safely and constantly.
• A shorter turning radius and almost perfect division of weight full and empty.