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Proper Surface Preparation is Key to a Successful Project


When it comes to floor coatings, it is widely agreed upon that surface preparation is the most important step for any job. Whether you are working with concrete floor coatings or any other floor coating, the quality of the preparation work will determine whether or not your project will be a successful one. Proper surface preparation will save you time, money, and ensure the coatings adhere to your surface. There are several different methods and tools that can be used for surface preparation.

Shot Blasting is the most preferred method of surface preparation. Not only is it easy on you, it is also easy on the environment. This is the most cost effective method and it helps save you time. Shot Blasting strips, cleans, and profiles all at the same time so your surface is ready and prepared immediately after.

Scarifying is a very rough method of preparing a surface. A scarifier uses cutters that impact the surface at very high speeds which wears down the surface. Scarifiers can be used for such things as removing previous coatings or paint or for smoothing uneven surfaces that are a potential hazard for others. Again, this is a very rough method that should be utilized before using finer, smoother methods such as diamond grinding.

Diamond grinding is a finer method that can be utilized when applying thin floor coatings. This method lightly prepares a surface and allows you to remove any previous coatings or paint. You can even use a diamond grinder to remove surface imperfections and to smooth and polish concrete slabs.

There is a lot of work that goes into surface preparation when applying any kind of floor coating. That is why we have provided our customers with a full Surface Preparation Overview. If you have any other questions regarding surface preparation or our products please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is happy to help!