Having the right grinding and polishing machines for the job is essential when restoring any flooring, terrazzo included. To ensure you’re well-equipped, here is a short guide to the best machines for polishing terrazzo flooring.
What is terrazzo flooring?
Terrazzo is a composite material made by setting marble chippings into cement and is either poured in situ by hand or formed into blocks that can then be cut to size. First created in 16th century Italy, terrazzo flooring is still a popular choice in both commercial and domestic properties, with virtually unlimited colour and chipping material options available nowadays.
As well as being a hard-wearing and sustainable flooring choice, terrazzo is easy to maintain day-to-day: all you’ll need to clean it is a steam mop or nylon scrubbing brush. When cracks occur or general wear and tear becomes noticeable, terrazzo flooring will need more intensive maintenance. It can be restored using grinding and polishing machines like the ones we stock here at Concept Flooring Technology.
The best floor polishing machines for terrazzo flooring
In order to restore terrazzo flooring to a desirable standard, you’ll need the right equipment for the task. Below are some of the best machines for polishing terrazzo flooring, all of which are available for hire from Concept Flooring Technology.
Blastrac BMG435 Grinder Polisher
The Blastrac BMG435 Grinder Polisher offers easy manoeuvrability, making it ideal for small to medium sized spaces with limited power availability. The Blastrac BMG435 Grinder Polisher is well-suited to the preparation of surfaces prior to the application of coatings, staining, and decorative use.
Designed for use on concrete and terrazzo flooring, this grinder polisher takes a variety of both metal and resin bond diamond tooling.
HTC 420 Grinder Polisher
This 420mm triple-head grinder polisher is ideal for grinding and polishing small areas where only 110V power is available. It is particularly suited to removing coatings, smoothing surfaces, and keying surfaces, as well as polishing concrete, screed, and terrazzo flooring.
Compatible with a variety of both metal and resin bond diamond tooling, the HTC 420 Grinder Polisher is a versatile, lightweight and easy-to-operate machine that can also be disassembled for easy transportation.
HTC 500 Grinder Polisher
The HTC 500 Grinder Polisher is a medium-sized machine that is well-suited to grinding or removing coatings, smoothing areas, keying surfaces, and polishing terrazzo, concrete, screeds, and more.
This grinder polisher offers variable speeds, easy-to-use controls, and an adjustable handle for easy and comfortable operation. The HTC 500 Grinder Polisher takes a variety of both metal and resin bond diamond tooling and can handle extra weights if there is a need for varied pressure when grinding or polishing.
HTC 650 HDX Grinder Polisher
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty grinding and polishing machine that can provide fast results, the HTC 650 HDX Grinder Polisher is a smart choice. This machine has four 650mm heads, is compatible with a variety of metal and resin bond diamond tooling, and offers variable pressure using an integrated weight system, making it a versatile and effective option.
Available in either single speed and variable speed configurations, this grinder polisher is well-suited to removing coatings, grinding concrete, smoothing areas, keying surfaces, and polishing concrete, terrazzo, screeds, marble, and more.
HTC Duratiq X6 Grinder Polisher
The HTC Duratiq X6 Grinder Polisher is a planetary, heavy-duty machine that is ideal for use in large spaces. This grinder polisher has four heads and is compatible with both metal and resin bond diamond tooling.
This machine comes equipped with an intuitive digital control panel, a brand new chassis, 20 different handle positions, and 74% less vibration than previous models. These features all make for an effective, safe, and easy-to-use grinder polisher that is well-suited to grinding floors for surface preparation purposes and polishing hard surfaces such as concrete, terrazzo, marble, and granite.
If you require quality flooring machine hire, look no further than Concept Flooring Technology. Founded at the turn of the century, we have decades of experience in supplying customers with the ideal grinding and polishing equipment for the task at hand. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.