Rock Up Group provides quality concrete polishing training in Townsville. Catering to both beginners and seasoned professionals, our sessions aim to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the craft, while adhering to strict best-practice and safety standards. high-performance, built-for-purpose machinery, tooling and equipment.
Concrete polishing in Townsville has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous benefits such as durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. Polished concrete is created by grinding, treating and polishing the concrete surface to achieve a smooth, refined and sometimes glossy finish, making it an ideal flooring solution for both residential and commercial spaces.
Equipment and Tools You’ll Learn
One of the most critical pieces of equipment for polishing concrete is the concrete grinder. These machines fitted with the appropriate tooling are designed to remove the top layer of concrete and expose the aggregate, providing the perfect base to start manufacturing a smooth and polished surface.
Concrete grinders are essential in achieving a high-quality finish on concrete floors. These machines use diamond-impregnated pads or discs to progressively smooth and polish the concrete surface.
Using the appropriate diamond tools throughout the MPC process is crucial to achieving the best results. These tools, such as diamond grinding segments, cup wheels, and polishing pads, come in various grit levels. It is essential to use the correct grit progression to ensure a consistent finish and reduce the risk of scratches or uneven surfaces on the polished concrete floor.
Finishing Techniques and Processes You’ll Learn
In our concrete polishing training Townsville courses sessions we will provide you with comprehensive knowledge on various finishing techniques and processes to achieve a flawless polished surface. These include:
Creating a flat floor
Creating a flat floor is the foundation of our product, and it is crucial to ensure that the floor is level before proceeding with the MPC process. We teach you how to test, plan, and execute operations to make sure that you achieve a level surface.
Grouting is an essential process during concrete floor polishing as it fills in any pinholes, small voids, or cracks in the surface. This step ensures a smooth and level surface for further polishing and contributes significantly to the floor’s lifespan.
Transition is the stage between grinding and polishing, where the floor is treated with a densifier to initiate chemical reactions within the concrete. This step essentially prepares the concrete to be polished.
Honing is a crucial step in the polishing process that involves switching from metal bond diamonds to resin bond diamonds. This step removes the rough surface and produces a smooth finish, which can then be polished. The honing stages also continue to use densifier to “tighten” the floor, preparing the concrete for higher stages of polishing.
The polishing stages involve a progression with finer and finer grit resin bond diamonds. These stages refine the scratches and may continue to use densifier to make the floor glassier. The floor is then polished to the desired level of gloss, ranging from muted low gloss reflectivity to a high-gloss, highly reflective finish. The polishing process increases the floor’s durability, resistance to stains and spills, and enhances its overall aesthetic appeal.
Sealing is performed with an impregnating sealer. This sealer does not sit on the top of the surface and therefore cannot peel, flake or wear down over time. The sealer ensures that the finish is left fully refined/ “closed off” and with increased resistance to spills, stains and wear.
Concrete polishing training in Townsville provides professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve excellent results through all these steps. Understanding and perfecting these techniques ensures a polished concrete surface that is not only visually appealing but also suitable for long-term use.
The Rock Up point of difference is the focus.
Rock Up Group focuses on the operator and the process chosen by the operator.
Rock Up Group is an independent company and works with the concrete polishers high-performance tooling and machinery of choice.
Rock Up Group aims to empower operators to be able to employ the most efficient process, including tooling and technique combinations, to achieve the required outcome with the concrete at hand.
Rock Up Group does not “sell a system” but instead upskills the operator to understand the substrate they’re working with while getting comfortable with the capability of their chosen equipment.
Rock Up Group also conducts trainings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Hobart, Townsville, Cairns, Darwin, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Bendigo, Auckland and Wellington
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