Floor Restoration and Floor Preparation
This section is for those of you who are in the process of installing new floors or renovating existing surfaces. We will assist you in choosing the best available treatment for your floor.

Under this section, we have gathered most comprehensive list available to help you select the best HTC-method for your specific flooring needs, no matter if you have a new floor, industrial floor, retail floor or public floor or are doing a floor restoration.

 

Floor preparation machines and equipment
HTC's floor preparation machines and equipment have been developed and thoroughly tested by HTC's large R&D department. Under the section "Products•, you can read more about our machines and equipment for floor preparation.

   
             
     Floorprep      HTC Superfloor•      Wooden Floor   
             
 


Removing coatings with a concrete grinder

With a concrete grinder, you can remove old floor coatings, level the concrete beneath and at the same time create a perfect surface for further preparations of your floor.

HTC concrete grinder for rough concrete grinding
Concrete can vary in properties a great deal. When you use a concrete grinder for hard concrete, a segment with a softer bond than the standard type is required. On the other hand, soft concrete requires a hard bond to avoid excessive wear of the tools. Therefore, always check the wear of the segments after a while, to see that no abnormal wear occurs. If so, see if another type of tool works better with your specific type of floor and grinder.

Before starting the concrete grinding, check the floor for bolts or other metallic obstacles and remove them, as they can destroy your segments.

As a preparation for a carpet or thicker coating, a coarser single stage grinding is normally adequate. For a thin coating or paint, a follow up with a finer segment is required. Alternative segments are available for different concrete properties as well.

Finally, if you find you have an extremely hard concrete floor, causing glazing even with the correct tools, try to wet the floor, since damp concrete is much easier to grind.

 


Perfect in a home environment!
HTC Superfloor• finish is can be used on both existing concrete floors with or without coatings and for new buildings in the construction phase. For the existing floors, the final appearance is dependent on how the concrete floor was made with regard to the colour of the cement, the type and amount of aggregate used and how much of the aggregate it is possible to expose after grinding.

Existing concrete floors can often be ground to the quality of a HTC Superfloor• using diamond tools and concrete polishers from HTC. For newly cast concrete floors, the different possibilities for creating an elegant floor are endless. Read more about HTC Superfloor• in the Floor Solution section.

To create an HTC Superfloor• you start with a common concrete surface. The first step is to remove any old coatings on the surface. When this is done, you continue with the correct guides for HTC Superfloor• depending on the type of concrete.

 


Bring out the beauty of a wooden floor!

Wooden floors are becoming more and more popular. This means an increasing demand on you as an entrepreneur to be able to handle such surfaces. By using the EZwood concept, you will be able to handle all your wooden floor problems.

HTC can provide a solution to all your wooden floor needs, from coarse grinding of uneven planks to the fine grinding and polishing of oak parquet, with the flooring concept EZwood•.

The technical advantage with HTC•s machine is that it grinds completely flat without leaving low spots, which gives a supreme finish. You can handle all steps from grinding to oiling with the same machine without sacrificing efficiency.

Polished granite is durable and very well suited for floors and today it is common in malls, office premises and hotels. Polished granite is also highly praised for its beautiful colours and patterns. No matter how hard the wear and tear, a polished granite floor keeps its brilliance and lustre.

 
             
    Granite     Marble      Terrazzo  
             
 


Polished granite is durable and very well suited for floors and today it is common in malls, office premises and hotels. Polished granite is also highly praised for its beautiful colours and patterns. No matter how hard the wear and tear, a polished granite floor keeps its brilliance and lustre.

The HTC method
The HTC-System will give you a remarkable result on your granite floors. The patented rotation principle of an HTC diamond floor polisher, the specially designed granite tools and the HTC granite buffing products guarantees a result you can be proud of.

For wet grinding, use the SGW tools and the EZ REP tools for polishing. Be very careful and make sure all grooves from the previous stage are eliminated. Clean the floor after every stage to remove all previously used abrasives.

Due to the hardness of the granite, SGW-series tools can be ordered in a half set configuration and with a full set of extra weights. If increased pressure is required to achieve the expected result use a half set instead of the normal full set configuration.

 


The polished marble floor is widely treasured for its beautiful pattern and the many varying hues. A polished marble floor creates an elegant atmosphere and with the proper treatment, a polished marble floor keeps its lustre for years.

The HTC method for marble floor
As for every type of floor, HTC has developed a special method for marble grinding and marble polishing to assure the quality and appearance of the floor. The HTC method for the grinding of marble gives the marble floor a unique lustre, quality and evenness. The machine•s patented grinding head and the specially designed diamond tools guarantee a flawless result.

Wet method
Inspect the floor carefully to check how level the slabs are. With small differences (up to approximately 1 mm) in between individual slabs, a normal SF-series tool could be used. However, with an uneven floor, there is a risk of chipping and a plastic ring tool (segments embedded in a solid plastic ring) should be used instead for the first stages of the grinding process. Be very careful and make sure all grooves from the previous stage are eliminated. Clean the floor after every stage to remove all previously used abrasives. As a final step use HTC Twister• and Twister• Floor Conditioner.

Dry method
HTC can also give you advice for a dry grinding procedure. This is, however, a more difficult method not generally used, since it is only suitable for specific types of marble floor.

 


Terrazzo is all natural, only consisting of ballast (commonly marble) mixed with cement. Polished terrazzo can be found in a number of colours, so if you wish to let your creativity run free choose a polished terrazzo floor.

The HTC-Method
All over the world, hundreds of HTC grinding machines are in use for grinding and polishing terrazzo. HTC has developed a special method for this type of floor and a remarkable result is achieved thanks to the machine•s patented grinding head and the unique diamond tools. With the HTC method, you substantially increase your efficiency when grinding terrazzo floors.

Just as important as effective machines is the working environment. Our grinding machines are developed with ergonomics as a focus and our separators guarantees a dust free environment.


Wet method
Inspect the floors to see how even the slabs are, especially if there had not been a final grinding performed at construction. With small differences (up to approximately 1 mm) in between individual slabs, a normal CA-series tool could be used. However, with an uneven floor, there is a risk of chipping and a plastic ring tool (segments embedded in a solid plastic ring) should be used for the first stages of the grinding instead. Be very careful and make sure all grooves from the previous stage are eliminated. Clean the floor after every stage to remove all abrasives of the previously used coarser type. As a final stage, use the MPC with a polishing pad.

Dry method
HTC can also give you advice for a dry grinding procedure. This is, however, a more difficult method not generally used, since it is only suitable for specific types of marble.

 
 
 

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