Tips on Concrete Polishing and Diamond Tooling
Over the past decades, no aesthetics have been drawn from concrete floors. Aesthetics on concrete floors have changed over time where they have been maximized in beautifying tenant houses, heavy and light commercial, residential houses among other areas utilized by human beings.
High reflectivity, little annual maintenance cost and unique stone like appearance are among the reasons that have made the market overturn. Concrete polishing has been made even more refined by use of diamond tooling.
One needs basics of decorative concrete to enjoy the beauty of diamond tooling. A combination of the right diamond tooling and the right equipment is very necessary for ensuring aesthetics in concrete polishing diamond tooling. Varying degrees of bonds are necessary for varying concrete hardness.
With the correct polishing, the finishing can be so appealing. Best effects may be achieved by ensuring a sand finish, coarse sand exposure or cream finish. The Contractor’s task in ensuring aesthetics in concrete polishing include determining the correct diamond tool.
Evolution of diamond tooling is fast a fact that has made some houses to have one sequence on one floor and another sequence in the next. As a result, diamond tooling has highly evolved with greater versions every day that cuts faster and also polishes to even a higher degree.
The contractors have to understand that regardless of the evolution of diamond tooling, there are some basics that will never change. One of the basics is that diamond tooling depends on the matrix suspending diamond. To ensure maximum utility of diamond, the shiny effect can be achieved by ensuring maximum number of diamonds is exposed to the concrete or the polished floor. It is worth noting that a soft concrete demands a hard bonded diamond while a hard concrete calls for a soft bonded diamond.
The current world diamond consist of resin and metal bonds that were separately used in the past. Metal and resin bonds were then merged to form a more modernized bond. Productivity is also highly increased when the contractor is aware of whether he or she is working on a soft, medium or hard concrete. As a result, contractors may be forced to ensure a Moh’s hardness scratch test, a test which verifies the hardness or softness of concrete. Once sure of the hardness of the concrete being used, the contractor can determine the best diamond tooling for the best concrete polishing results.
To select the best grit for each and every type of concrete polishing at hand, the contractor should have some understanding of diamond tooling. He or she should understand that the lower the number of grit, the higher the size of diamond and the higher the number of grit, the lower the size of diamond. The contractor should know high-quality work is as a result of correct selection of diamond and concrete combination.