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!
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.
- 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.
Initially, the lowest numbered grit is stuck on the base of the grinding 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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, a Scrubbing Pad is attached to the base of the machine and the floor is scrubbed again for a better shine.
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.
Wondering if those stains are still there? Check this out:
Impressive!! Isn’t it? Not only were the stains removed but the floor is now shinier than before!
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