ArmorPoxy provides professional shot blasting, floor grinding, and concrete polishing for residential, commercial, and industrial locations in the New York City Tri-State area. Whether you’re operating a corporate, retail, warehouse, or manufacturing facility, having your concrete floor professionally prepped and polished gives a long-lasting and beautiful luster to the surface of your facility. Homeowners can also use our services to enhance the appearance and durability of garages and basements with exposed concrete floors.
ArmorPoxy can strengthen and enhance the look of virtually any concrete floor surface using specialized equipment operated by our expertly trained staff. The method used is determined by the type of floor in your home or facility.
Shot blasting, diamond floor grinding, and concrete floor grinding are all proven ways to prepare concrete for coating and polishing. These methods allow you to showcase the raw beauty of your exposed concrete floor in an affordable way.
Shot blasting is used to prepare concrete floors for coating applications and the installation of tile and terrazzo. Shot blasting uses machinery to remove dirt and other contaminants from the concrete floor by blasting steel particles at a high speed downward at the surface. The high-velocity force penetrates the surface layer of the concrete and causes dirt, grease, paint, and coatings to bounce off the floor. The removed debris is collected in a large vacuum and the shot is recycled.
Shot blasters can be calibrated to perform surface preparation from very light etching to aggressive removal of surface mortar to coarse aggregate. Shot blasting is a cost-effective way to remove dirt, grime, and chemical contaminants from concrete floors and prepare them for finishing services, epoxy toppings, and other surface coatings.
Concrete floor grinding is used for basic leveling and smoothing out of surfaces and to prepare for coating applications. This method levels out the floor by loosening old coatings including epoxy, glue, and paint. Floor grinding creates the ideal foundation for a new coating application.
Floor grinding uses a motor-driven machine with horizontally spinning diamond-embedded blades that remove several thousandths of an inch of the floor. A coupled vacuum captures removed material. A wide variety of diamond blades are available to achieve the proper surface texture and results.
Concrete polishing uses the same machines as diamond floor grinding except that the diamond blades are changed 6 to 7 times to successively finer and finer grits. Each successive pass removes material and gives a distinct polish to the concrete. You can select the level of sheen you want – from matte to high gloss. You can also add dyes or stains to customize the color and enhance the look of your concrete floor.
A key part of the concrete polishing process includes adding a densifier. A densifier is a chemical hardener that solidifies the concrete and strengthens resistance to abrasion, staining, water penetration, and dust collection. Hardening the concrete produces a superior polish and extends the life and luster of your concrete floor by making it impermeable. Stain guards are added in the final step of the polishing process to give your floors an extra layer of protection.
ArmorPoxy is an authorized provider of the RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System®. The RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System® uses an innovative combination of diamond grinding, polishing, and the RetroPlate® densifier. The RetroPlate® system is a low-cost option for beautifying and protecting concrete floors. Owners get the benefits of the coating without ever having to reapply. It permanently strengthens concrete floors with a coating that is highly reflective, abrasion resistant, dust-proof, and impact resistant.
ArmorPoxy offers the most cost-effective shot blasting, floor grinding, and concrete polishing services available in the Tri-State area. Contact us today at 908-279-1544 to get started.