The right polishing pads can bring new life to granite, concrete, and/or manufactured stone. The right diamond polishing pads are essential for each task. This information will assist you in choosing the right diamond polishing pads to suit your task, from cleaning to buffing natural stone flooring. This tool is suitable for Richmond Grinders that use 200mm concrete grinding plates. With our proven Southern Diamond Tools systems, the professional contractor can expect to reduce tooling costs and increase production without compromising on quality.
What color do you need?
All Diamond polishing pads are available in a variety of colors. The colors are determined by the ability or “scrubbing power” of the pad. The pads that are lighter in color tend to be thinner. For light cleaning and burnishing, polishing pads that are white, off-white or beige are best. Buffing takes place at high speeds, so lighter colored pads are best to avoid staining or altering floors with a darker pad.
Diamond Polishing Grits
You will need to select the right grit for your task when selecting polishing pads. Polishing pads have grits that are similar to sandpaper. They can range from 50 to 3000grit. The coarser the pad, the lower the grit. A 50 grit pad is sufficient to smoothen out small chips and scratches. After you have removed any scratches, you can move on to a 200grit pad to dull the surface or remove dirt and wax buildup. To give your surface shine and gloss, use a high-grit pad. If you desire a mirror-like, extra glossy finish, use the highest grit.
These are the points you should consider when buying diamond polishing pads:
Diamond count: A polishing pad with a higher diamond concentration and a better quality diamond is a good investment, even though it’s more expensive.
Use patterns to your advantage: Look for pads with narrow channels. These are often used for polishing. Avoid coarse patterns.
Binder hardness is an important aspect of polishing pads. It determines how long they last and how well they perform. Because they are resistant to high temperatures, ceramic binders perform better than resin binding agents.
Know your slab type. There are many polishing tools that can be used on any kind of stone, but some are made for specific types. Do not mix.
Polishing pads are available in flexible or rigid options. These pads can be used to polish flat surfaces as well as round edges. If you need to polish both, a flexible pad can be purchased.
Type of polishing: Although wet polishing has a better finish and is more economical, it is sometimes preferred to dry polishing due to the squirmy appearance that it can create. Dry polishing, however, is often used as a last resort.
The size of the polishing pad: It all depends on the area to be polished. A smaller polishing pad may not be able to reach the most intricate areas. However, larger polishing pads can work better in large areas because they are more stable.