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All you need to know about Floor Grinding and Polishing

Floor Grinding and Polishing Guide

Do you miss that newly set, glossy and stain-free floor of your house? Are you embarrassed by the hard stains due to chemicals, roughness and dullness of your stones? Don’t worry! These problems can be easily fixed by Floor Grinding Services.

We asked our Operations Head, Mr. Bharat, to show us the entire procedure of grinding the floor and decided to take pictures of the process so that you get to know how it is done right. Our office floor is made out of Kota stone but this floor grinding process applies to any kind of stone floor.

Here are two pictures of floor stains!

Chemical stains on stone floor removed by floor grinding
Chemical stains on stone floor
Chemical stains on stone floors can be removed by floor grinding
Chemical stains on stone floor

The challenge was to not just get rid of these ugly stains but also to polish the floor so that it shines. Lets look at the steps for floor grinding polishing.

Table of Contents:

Step 1: Preparation

Step 2: Floor grinding

Step 3: Polishing and Scrubbing

Step 4: Crystallisation


STEP 1: Preparation

  • Water is poured into the white tub of a single disk machine that is used for floor grinding. The purpose of the water is to lubricate the floor grinding pads and to help in the grinding process.

water added to tub of floor grinding machine

  • Diamond floor grinding grit pads are stuck on the base of the grinding machine. These pads gently remove layers of stone from the floor to expose the fresh shiny stone that lies beneath.

They are assigned numbers based on their ability to cut or remove layers of the floor. Lower the number, better the cutting ability. Higher the number, better is the polishing ability.

diamond grits for floor grinding

Initially, the lowest numbered grit is stuck on the base of the grinding machine.

floor grinding grits stuck to single disk machine

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STEP 2 : Floor Grinding

Once the grits are attached to the base, the machine is switched on and the grinding process starts.

floor grinding using single disc machine in progress
Floor grinding process

Initially, the lowest number grit is used so that the top layer of the stone is removed and subsequently higher numbered grit pads are used for a fine, polished finish.

What is achieved?

  • Hard Stain Removal and Uniform floor.
  • Fresh layers of stone are exposed as the grinding machine starts its work.

There are different sizes of grinding machines depending on the stain. In case of stubborn stains, a handheld grinding machine is used.

Large Size Machine for floor grinding
Large Size Machine for floor grinding
hand held machine for floor grinding
Hand-held Grinding Machine for stubborn stains

The procedure of floor grinding remains the same for all types of stone floors, though some attachments might vary. We at Broomberg Cleaning Services provide floor grinding services for all kinds of stone floors including Marble, Italian Marble, Kota Stone, Granite etc.

STEP 3 : Polishing & Scrubbing

Polishing: The purpose of floor polishing is to make the surface smooth and shiny.

Scrubbing:  It refers to massaging and buffing of the floor to make it shinier.

First, the Floor Polishing Pad is attached to the single disc machine to scrub the floor in order remove the whiteness caused by grinding.

floor scrubbing for a shiny floor

Then, some Polish Powder is spread on the floor before it is buffed.

DO NOT leave the polish powder on the floor for too long as it is highly reactive and can cause stains.  

floor polishing powder


Finally, a Scrubbing Pad is attached to the base of the machine and the floor is scrubbed again for a better shine.

floor scrubbing for a shiny floor
Scrubbing pad
Floor scrubbing in progress
Floor scrubbing in progress

STEP 4 : Crystallization

In this process, the floor is scrubbed using crystallization agents to enhance its gloss. With Crystallization, the entire process of floor grinding and polishing ends.

floor after floor grinding and crystallization
post-crystallization floor


Wondering if those stains are still there? Check this out:

stained floor before the grinding
Before – stained floor
floor after the grinding
After – clean and shiny floor
stained floor before floor grinding
Before – stained floor
floor after the grinding
After – smooth and shiny floor

Impressive!! Isn’t it? Not only were the stains removed but the floor is now shinier than before!

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So does your floor need grinding? We provide floor grinding and polishing services in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad. You can call us on our number 8010104040 or enter your name and number in the form above for a FREE site visit and quote.

Visit our floor grinding services page to know more about floor polishing services.

Got questions? Please leave a comment and Bharat will be happy to answer.

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  1. Modern Cleaning

    I was not aware of such things to be done while on doing floor cleaning. It’s always a good to learn new things and implement in our daily schedule.

    Thanks for sharing such a resourceful post with us.

  2. Mahesh vijayvargiya

    We require around 5000 sq.feet Italian marble diamond polish.pl.give quote.

  3. Thank you for the posts about floor grinding and polishing. I love the look of a beautiful polished floor. I have a marble walkway but I’ve always been curious how the cleaning crews polish it up so nice. Thank you for clarifying for me.

  4. This is the best blog i ever read on floor cleaning and grinding. We will keep these points in mind while grinding and polishing the floor. Thank you for the post.

  5. Thank you, very much informative.

  6. I got Kota ground and polished person who did is asking me not to use water on floor fora week is it correct

  7. Very informative but how many coats should be done like 11 or 18

  8. Use Nova Plus shiner for Kotastones. This is not even 10% Shine in front of Nova Plus.

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