NeverStrip Micron Polishing for Concrete™

 Faster polished concrete to a 1600 grit appearance is achieved with NeverStrip..  This is a faster System compared to mechanical polishing systems. The labor costs are much less for a comparable or equal appearance.
 
NeverStrip and a global concrete equipment manufacturer recently worked together. We developed polished concrete four different ways. Step 1 used 100 grit hybrid diamonds to polish the concrete. Next, diamond tooling to 800,, 1600 and 3000 grit polished the concrete. Then, we compared the four.
 
We discovered, the NeverStrip concrete looked like the polished concrete to 1600 grit.

The following table quantifies activities with each slab using the NeverStrip Micron Polishing System for Concrete and three mechanical polishing systems to 800, 1600 and  3000 grit levels, respectively.

Steps  

NeverStrip Micron Polish

 

800 Grit

Mechanical Polish

 

1600 Grit

Mechanical Polish

 

3000 Grit

Mechanical Polish

Total # Steps  

9

7 8

9

Total # grinding/polishing steps with 220v, 24” planetary machine

2

5 6

7

80 Metal Diamonds

x

x x

x

100 Hybrid Diamonds*

x

x x

x

Apply NeverStrip Densi-Prime

x

Burnish NeverStrip Satin Diamond Pad

x

Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal-one coat

x

Burnish NeverStrip Shine Diamond Pad

x

Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal-one coat

x

Burnish NeverStrip Shine Diamond Pad

x

200 Resin Diamonds

x

x

x

Apply Std. Densifier

x

x

x

400 Resin Diamonds

x

x

x

800 Resin Diamonds

x

x

x

1600 Resin Diamonds

x

x

3000 Resin Diamonds

x

Burnish 3000 Grit Diamond Pad

x

x

x

  • Replaced 200 grit resin

Upon completion of the above for each concrete slab, NeverStrip personnel, the Global equipment manufacturer and the NeverStrip Dealer representative all agreed the NeverStrip Micron Polishing System for Concrete with only two diamond steps with the planetary grinder/polisher had an appearance, clarity and shine essentially equal to the 1600 grit mechanical polish system.
All three also agreed the NeverStrip exhibited a “richer” appearance.

The next table shows the estimated man labor hours associated with each of the four Systems using a 24″, 220V planetary  equipment and a 2500 RPM propane machine for burnishing.

The NeverStrip Micron Polish System for Concrete estimated labor hours for 5,000 sq. feet is 28 labor hours.   42% less than the 1600 Grit Mechanical Polish System with a similar overall appearance.

These labor hours should closely follow in relative terms the total elapsed time required to complete these  type of projects.  This analysis demonstrates Neverstrip Micron Polishing for Concrete provides faster polished concrete.

Labor Hours at 5,000 sq. feet of Flooring

(NeverStrip Estimates)

Slab 1

NeverStrip Micron Polish

Slab 2

800 Grit

Mechanical Polish

Slab 3

1600 Grit

Mechanical Polish

Slab 4

3000 Grit

Mechanical Polish

Est. Total # Labor Hours for 5,000 sq. ft.

28

 

43

 

48

52

Total # grinding/polishing steps with 220v, 24” planetary machine

2

5 6

7

80 Metal Diamonds

10

10 10

10

100 Hybrid Diamonds

9

9 9

9

Apply NeverStrip Densi-Prime

2

Burnish NeverStrip Satin Diamond Pad

1

Apply Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal-one coat

2

Burnish NeverStrip Shine Diamond Pad

1

Apply Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal-one coat

2

Burnish NeverStrip Shine Diamond Pad

1

200 Resin Diamonds

8

8

8

Apply Std. Densifier

2

2

2

400 Resin Diamonds

7

7

7

800 Resin Diamonds

6

6

6

1600 Resin Diamonds  

5

5

3000 Resin Diamonds    

4

Burnish 3000 Grit Diamond Pad

1 1

1

NeverStrip will be incorporating equipment usage, tooling and product costs into this analysis during upcoming Blogs in order to provide a fuller analysis of total costs.

Faster Polished Concrete Summary

NeverStrip Floor Coatings is a manufacturer of exceptional floor coatings.  The NeverStrip Micron Polish System for Concrete offers faster polished concrete.  The System reduces labor hours.  NeverStrip believes there are less costs and for contractors, greater profits and or market share opportunities.

The NeverStrip Micron Polish System for Concrete uses two NeverStrip products, which are part of the NeverStrip Family of Micron Coatings.  These two products are: 1) NeverStrip Densi-Prime™ and 2) NeverStrip Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal™.

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