What are Floor Grinding Services?
Floor grinding is a process that removes adhesives left behind on the concrete surface under your floor, leaving the surface smooth and free of patches or buildup. Many times, when one form of flooring is removed to make room for another, there can be patches of adhesive left on the concrete. Certain types of flooring, such as stone tiles and glued down carpeting, require a large amount of adhesive in order to stay in place. When they are removed, inches of adhesive can be left behind, making the floor surface uneven. These adhesive patches should be removed to allow your new floor to be successfully installed. If there is adhesive remaining on the concrete surface under your floor, the installer may have trouble getting the new tiles or carpeting to set properly. Flooring Removal Services provides floor grinding services for homes and businesses in Miami and the surrounding areas, including Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and Indian River Counties.
Why is Floor Grinding Service Necessary?
In most cases, a home or business owner who has flooring removed is planning to put down a new floor surface as part of a renovation. The flooring change plays an important part in the new look he or she has envisioned for the space. If tile, wood flooring, laminate or stone is going back down as the replacement floor, all the floor glue must be removed in order for the installer to get the new adhesive to bond correctly to the concrete floor slab. Any adhesive left over from the previous flooring job must be ground down, until the concrete is smooth. This allows the glue to bond correctly to the floor slab. Left over adhesive will create high and low spots on the concrete, which stops the glue from having full contact with the new flooring. With wood flooring, this can result in loose planks. If you have laminate placed, this can result in a wavy finish in parts of your floor. Proper floor grinding will prevent all of these issues during installation, giving your new floor a long life expectancy and increased durability.
In commercial settings, gluing carpeting to the concrete surface is the most popular way to install carpeting. Large amounts of highly adhesive glue are used to keep the carpet where it is laid. This approach allows the carpeting to stay in place for a long time, even when it gets a lot of foot traffic. However, removing this type of carpeting can leave a large amount of glue stuck to the floor. Our crews can use commercial floor grinding equipment to remove the excess glue left behind and leave the concrete nice and smooth.
How Does The Process of Concrete Floor Grinding Work?
Floor grinding is done with a machine that removes any adhesive left on your floor and leaves the surface underneath smooth. Any smaller, hard to reach areas that remain are treated with hand tools outfitted with our dust containment units to minimize any dust getting into the home’s air system. Using 7inch angle hand grinders, we can get into any corner or hard to reach spot and leave it smooth. We use pulse vacuums to clean any dust created during the process and air scrubbers to keep the indoor air clean. This process preserves the air quality, avoids the use of harmful chemicals and creates very little disruption to your family. Since our process is chemical free, it leaves your home safe for the entire family, including pets, and avoids the introduction of toxins into the air supply.
For commercial jobs, we use machines with the capacity to handle a larger area in a short time. Commercial flooring is typically placed with more and stronger adhesive to help it stay in place. This leaves more adhesive behind when the flooring is removed. Luckily, our experience and state of the art equipment mean that we can finish these projects quickly, leaving commercial locations clean and ready for new flooring within time frames as short as 24 hours. Our selection of grinders includes planetary grinders, ranging in size from 26 to 32 inches, to accommodate large commercial projects. Again, any areas that may need extra attention are hand treated to ensure every portion of the floor comes out smooth. As with every job, we do our best to clean all of the dust away and leave your business as clean as possible when our work is done. For our commercial customers, our crews can work overnight or during times your business is closed to prevent interruptions to your business. Your location can be clean and ready for new flooring to be placed in as little as 24 hours. Contact us to get a free, customized estimate for your particular location size.
Flooring Removal Services: An Experienced Floor Grinding Company
Some of the advantages of choosing Flooring Removal Services to help you with floor grinding include:
- Our team provides free in home consultations to help you get an accurate estimate of cost and time
- We bring our own waste disposal trucks to each job site in order to keep it clean and chemical free
- Our aluminum ramps protect your home or business as we bring our equipment in and out
- Our commitment to protecting your property means we start each job by securing plastic with painters tape to prevent dust from accumulating
- We have a wide selection of grinders, from angle hand grinders to single disc walk behinds and planetary grinders,to ensure we can handle any project
- Our crews use pulse vacuums and air scrubbers to eliminate as many dust particles as possible
- We are licensed and insured and have decades of experience with all types of flooring
- Work time frames can be as short as 24 hours
Click here to schedule a free, in home consultation with one of our team members for floor grinding services at your home or business. We are happy to come to you in South Florida, including Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and Indian River counties.