Power Trowel (PT) systems are the newest innovation  by adapting Power Trowels to incorporate diamonds or nylon pads for polishing concrete.

PT polishing systems can now give you a polished floor.

  1. The diamond tooling is advanced enough to achieve salt n pepper even medium aggregate
  2. They are still primarily used on large area floors.
  3. Still typically wet some dry options have been used.

Trowels are easier to operate, run faster, cover more m2 than traditional planetary machines. So there is a a cost savings to these systems. ARMOURTECH densifiers work best with any of these systems when polishing concrete.

This is a link for a customer of ARMOURTECH, who was using the Power Grind system and ARMOURTECH Densifier to refinish warehouses. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO042ymTWaM

1) planetary grinder    2) power trowel    3) auto scrubbers and burnishers.
The difference between these is solely on the mechanical processing. The cost breaks down the same too from most expensive to least expensive.

ARMOURTECH Hardwear Floor for polishing concrete will still be cheaper since you are only using auto scrubber/burnisher and no diamond tooling.
Summary of finish options:
1) Full Polish is most expensive
2) Power Trowel fitted with diamond pads or finish is less expensive
3) ARMOURTECH Hardware Floor is even less expensive
4) ARMOURTECH PRO FLOAT option that will provide for a better slab regardless of what system is used. It is the least expensive.

ARMOURTECH Floor PRO FLOAT finish options for slabs treated Utilizing ARMOURTECH PRO FLOAT
Option 1:
After 21 – 28 days Clean slab with auto scrubber and Red/Black pad.
Apply ARMOURTECH Protector (application of ARMOURTECH Protector directly on PRO FLOAT slab should be done only when moisture content is low and controlled) and burnish with diamond impregnated pads with minimum 2000 RPM machine. Burnish to achieve a min concrete surface Temp of 32C.

Option 2:
After 21 – 28 days Clean slab with auto scrubber and Red/Black pad.
Apply ARMOURTECH Densifier and burnish with diamond impregnated pads with minimum 2000-RPM machine. Option: Application of ARMOURTECH Protector for increased shine if required. Clean slab with auto scrubber red/black pad and water once, completely dry apply ARMOURTECH Protector and burnish with diamond impregnated pads with minimum 2000-RPM machine.

Option 3:
Apply ARMOURTECH Densifier directly after pour.
After 21 – 28 days Clean and Burnish with diamond impregnated pads with minimum 2000 RPM machine.
Option: Application of ARMOURTECH Protector for increased shine if required. Clean slab with auto scrubber red/black pad and water, once completely dry apply ARMOURTECH Protector and burnish with minimum 2000 RPM machine.

Wet polish with Power Trowel with Diamond pads with Concrete placed with STANDARD Placing Process (NO PRO Float)

  1. Wet polish with Power Trowel with Diamond pads
  2. Dry and clean floor
  3. Apply ARMOURTECH Densifier with airless sprayer.
  4. Keep surface wet for 15 – 20 minutes and let dry.
  5. Do one pass with dry polishing equipment.
  6. Clean floor again
  • Apply ARMOURTECH Protector if a higher shine is required and Burnish as per ARMOURTECH Protector instructions.

More links:  www.concretedecor.net/decorativeconcretearticles/vol-17-no-8-november-december-2017/polishing-concrete-with-power-trowel-machinery/

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