Floor stripping machines provide an effective, quick and efficient method of stripping floor coverings back in preparation for a renovation, concrete floor grinding or floor repair work. These versatile machines come in all shapes and sizes, from ride-on floor strippers to walk-behind options for smaller spaces.

Choosing the most appropriate floor stripper for your project will depend on the type of material you need to have stripped, as well as the space and ventilation you have available. To give you a helping hand, we have created a brief guide to help you choose the right floor stripping machine.

Types of Floor Stripping Machines

Walk-Behind Floor Strippers

Self-propelled walk-behind floor stripper machines are the best choice when floor stripping in a small area is required. These machines can remove bonded flooring, sports flooring and studded rubber floors. What’s more, these machines can help you strip coverings from an entire floor, especially in areas with little room for mobility. We recommend the Wolff Turbo Stripper for areas such as school classrooms, offices and retail units.

Electric Ride-On Floor Strippers

Ride-on floor strippers require more space to operate in but work more efficiently and effectively than walk-behind floor strippers. Electric strippers are suitable for large areas which require floor stripping but have little ventilation for the fumes from a propane-powered stripper to escape. These large pieces of machinery can be used to remove vinyl floors, tiles, carpets, sports floors and much more. We recommend either the Innovatech Terminator Infinity Stripping Machine, or the Blastrac BMS-220 Stripping Machine.

Propane Ride-On Floor Strippers

As opposed to their electric counterparts, propane ride-on floor strippers are powered by LPG. This means that they require a well-ventilated space for safe operation. However, when used for floor stripping they provide optimal efficiency as they are both fast to get the job done and economical. For stubborn flooring materials in well-ventilated areas, we would recommend the Innovatech Terminator T2200 Stripping Machine.

Materials Suitable For Floor Stripping Machines

Floor stripping machinery can be used to strip a wide variety of materials. These include:

  • Vinyl
  • Wood
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Carpet
  • Bonded Flooring
  • Studded Rubber
  • Sports Flooring.

For Floor Stripping Machines, Concrete Grinders and More, Contact Concept Flooring Technology

Concept Flooring Technology provides hire options for a wide range of flooring machinery. Whether you require a floor stripping machine to strip a carpet or a concrete floor polisher, browse our fleet of excellent flooring machinery today. If you’re unsure which machine you require for your project, we can help.

To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Concept Flooring Technology Ltd, Unit 3. Independent Business Park, Mill Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3TP. Alternatively, call us on 01494 485952 or email us at enquiries@conceptft.com.

Here at Concept Flooring Technology, we specialise in high-quality floor machinery hire. We stock a wide range of flooring machinery from grinders and polishers to stripping machines and much more. Two of the most common machines to prepare and finish concrete floors are concrete floor grinders and floor polishers; but which is right for you? Here, we take a look at the differences between floor grinders and polishers and how they should be used during different stages of a flooring project.

Floor Grinders

Use a Floor Grinder To Mechanically Grind a Concrete Floor

The function of a concrete floor grinder is to mechanically grind a the surface of a concrete floor. This function of a grinder removes imperfections and uneven surfaces to prepare the floor for adhesive or polishing.

Concrete Floor Grinders Remove Adhesives and Paint

As concrete floor grinders remove a thin layer from the surface of concrete, they are also an excellent choice when adhesive or paint removal is required. Walk-behind floor grinders remove existing flooring materials and then prepare the concrete or screed underneath for new products to be laid. This chemical-free solution to adhesive removal is one of the most cost-effective and mess-free methods available to contractors.

Concrete Floor Polisher

Choose a Concrete Floor Polisher For A Finished Sheen

Polishing and finishing grinders are used to provide a final sheen to a concrete floor. Diamond grinders and polishers use industrial diamonds to provide up to a high enough grit size to achieve a glassy, reflective surface and shine to a concrete floor. These machines are often deployed once floor grinders have been used to remove the surface layer of concrete along with any residual adhesives or paint.

Do You Need a Floor Grinder? Contact Concept Flooring Technology Today

Floor grinders are extremely versatile and effective pieces of kit. If you require a floor grinder or polisher for your commercial property, contact Concept Flooring Technology today. We can deliver to many areas of the UK, including the West Midlands, London and the South East.

 

To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Concept Flooring Technology Ltd, Unit 3. Independent Business Park, Mill Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3TP. Alternatively, call us on 01494 485952 or email us at enquiries@conceptft.com.

Polished concrete is one of the most popular flooring styles for commercial properties. Reflective, hygienic and cost-effective, polished concrete flooring is used by businesses operating in retail, manufacturing and everything in between. Here, we take a look at the reasons why polished concrete flooring is so consistently and ubiquitously popular.

Concrete Flooring Is Cost-Effective

Polished concrete flooring can be one of the most cost-effective flooring options for businesses with large industrial and commercial properties. Once installed, polished concrete flooring requires little maintenance to remain hygienic and functional.

If you decide to polish your existing or new concrete floor, we have you covered. With flooring machinery hire from Concept Flooring Technology, we can help you through the stages required.

Concrete Flooring Has a Long Lifespan

Much of the cost-effectivity of polished concrete comes from its long lifespan. Polished Concrete flooring can be treated with impregnating densifiers and stain resistant treatments, but concrete is still a natural porous product. A good cleaning routine is required even in the highest traffic areas of a commercial property.

Should you require additional maintenance, speak to the team as Concept Flooring Technology, for appropriate machinery hire.

Concrete Flooring Offers Environmental Benefits

As well as being cost-effective and long-lasting, polished concrete flooring can offer environmental benefits. The fact that concrete is long-lasting reduces its overall carbon footprint, and can be made from sustainable materials for eco-minded business owners.

Polished Concrete Is Reflective

Polished concrete can be highly reflective, which increases the spread of light in an entire room or building. With a grinder polisher for hire from Concept Flooring Technology, you can maintain a sheen on your concrete floor which will reduce the number of overhead lights you need and, therefore, reduce your electricity bill.

Keep Your Polished Concrete Floor Shining With a Concrete Floor Polisher From Concept Flooring Technology

Concept Flooring Technology are the experts when it comes to flooring machinery hire. Our fleet of flooring machines can be used to level a floor, remove adhesives and polish concrete to the desired sheen. Choose from a range of grinders, polishers, planers and scabblers or stripping machines.

 

To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Concept Flooring Technology Ltd, Unit 3. Independent Business Park, Mill Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3TP. Alternatively, call us on 01494 485952 or email us at enquiries@conceptft.com.