Are you a Building Service Contractor who often works with uneven, rough, or otherwise degraded concrete surfaces? Are you looking for the best way to deal with these floors for safety, usability, aesthetics, or a bit of all three? You need a concrete surface grinder.
These versatile machines can level up your cleaning game by cutting down the workload and powering through issues traditional cleaning methods cannot. Intelligent Design Manufacturing (IDM) offers a trio of concrete grinders and polishers that deliver superior results the first time.
HOW CONCRETE GRINDERS FIT INTO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A BSC
BSCs are responsible for a wide range of tasks related to the maintenance, cleanliness, and overall functionality of industrial and commercial spaces. Whether you’re working solo or as part of a team, you often have to deal with many different tasks on any given day.
Having the right tools for the job not only helps improve client satisfaction but also saves you and your crew from unneeded exhaustion. After all, being a BSC isn’t just about cleaning. Having the ideal concrete floor grinders at your disposal can help you manage other critical tasks:
- Manage day-to-day cleaning duties and maintain a hygienic environment for building occupants, workers, and customers.
- Hire, train, and supervise a top-notch cleaning and maintenance team.
- Ensure that your crew is complying with safety protocols and quality standards.
Because the nature of the role is multi-faceted, BSCs need to be well-equipped for each situation. Whatever kind of floor, space, or client you take on, it’s imperative to have the right tools and methods for the job.
WHAT IS A CONCRETE SURFACE GRINDER?
A concrete surface grinder is a specialized tool designed for refining, smoothing, or refinishing concrete surfaces. It is a versatile tool that can be used to remove imperfections and roughness from all manner of surfaces, leaving behind a smooth and polished finish.
These machines typically include a rotating abrasive disc or wheel, an adjustable depth control mechanism, and a motor that drives the grinding action. Because these planetary grinders come in various sizes, they can be used in many different settings.
5 BEST USES OF CONCRETE GRINDERS FOR BSCS
The primary concern of a BSC is to keep their spaces clean, safe, and ready for everything from foot traffic to machine operations. Using a concrete grinder can help make sure the floors are impeccably finished and ready for whatever comes their way.
1. SURFACE PREPARATION
Before applying coatings, overlays, or adhesives to concrete floors, the surface must be adequately prepared. Grinders can remove old paint, adhesives, and uneven patches, ensuring a clean and even substrate.
2. CONCRETE POLISHING
In commercial spaces where aesthetics are a priority, grinders can be used to polish the floors and achieve a glossy and reflective shine. Having the right equipment to polish concrete can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of a space.
3. LEVELING AND SMOOTHING
When safety is a concern, grinders can level uneven concrete surfaces and correct imperfections left behind during the pour and curing process. This results in a floor free of trip hazards and creates a more attractive surface.
4. REMOVAL OF BLEMISHES
Stubborn stains, surface marks, or minor damage can be eliminated quickly and effectively with a grinder. Whereas, more traditional cleaning methods might take too long or be entirely ineffectual.
5. CONCRETE RESURFACING
When concrete surfaces are worn down, grinders can be used to remove the top layer in preparation for a new overlay, which will extend the lifetime of the entire surface. By using a grinder during the coating removal process, you can achieve results in a fraction of the time.
THE MUSTANG LINE FROM IDM HAS IT ALL
IDM is proud to offer three top-tier concrete grinder and polisher options. The Mustang 20, 22, and 27 have capabilities far exceeding the most basic models on the market and combine enhanced usability with superior results in a variety of areas. The only thing left to do is choose the right concrete grinder for your needs.
When looking for a powerful grinder that balances functionality with ease of transport, the Mustang 22 is just the ticket. It can clear a 22-inch continuous path with only one operator thanks to its intuitive design. Plus, the design of the water tank makes the entire unit lighter, and the included vacuum hose connection allows for dust control in smaller spaces.
The Mustang 27 is a powerhouse that can easily deal with even the most damaged or degraded concrete surfaces. With a switchable single-phase/three-phase planetary motor, adjustable iron weight, and even a USB port for charging this dynamic machine will quickly become indispensable in your cleaning routine.
Need power and performance in a small space? Look no further than the Mustang 20. This compact grinder has the same great qualities as its other IDM cousins but is specially constructed for hard-to-reach spots.
Perfect for treating floors in numerous industries, its vacuum attachment, water tank, and floating dust shroud make interior and exterior work a cinch.
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Would you like to hear more about our line of concrete grinders? Or, do you need help deciding which model is right for your team to grind concrete? Get in touch with our customer service representatives.
We’ll be happy to field your questions, walk you through the specs of each concrete surface grinder we offer, and schedule a demo today.