For proper bonding of overlays and coatings, it is important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP. A CSP rating is a standardized rating that allows you to visually determine the concrete surface roughness.
The most important step in creating a quality floor is the preparation. And for the proper bonding of any coating or overlay, you need to properly prepare the floor with the proper concrete surface profile. But what is a concrete surface profile? A concrete surface profile, known as a CSP, is a standardized measure for the ‘roughness’ of a surface that is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). A very rough surface will have a high CSP number, such as CSP 9. A very smooth surface with almost no preparation at all will be a CSP 1.
CSP Rating 2
This rating can be achieved with our tooling that carries a 70–80 Grit rating.
For coating applications from 2–3 mil thickness, the surface profile should be a CSP 2.
CSP Rating 3
This rating can be achieved with our tooling that carries a 30-40 Grit rating.
For coating applications from 4–5 mil thickness, the surface profile should be a CSP 3.
CSP Rating 4
This rating can be achieved with our tooling that carries a 16 Grit rating.
For coating applications from 15–50 mil thickness, the surface should be a CSP 4.
WerkMaster Concrete Floor Polishing & Concrete Surface Preparation Machines
WerkMaster™ concrete floor polishing and concrete surface preparation grinders were developed to meet the growing requirements of customers looking for polished concrete solutions. WerkMaster™ has developed a complete line of award winning electric and propane concrete surface prep equipment as well as polished concrete flooring and concrete grinding equipment to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and facility services customers.
Our unique Octi-Disc™ 8 head concrete floor grinder provides another major advantage over a concrete planetary grinder – all WerkMaster™ concrete grinders are also edgers, edging to within 1/8 inch (3mm) of the wall. Up to 40% of all jobs require edging – a huge labor cost.
When it comes to polishing concrete countertops the Scarab is the grinder and polisher of choice. The 5 head design features the ULTRA-FLEX Plug ‘N Go Tooling System delivering unprecedented ease of use and dry or wet polishing, Nothing outperforms the Scarab.
We introduced the revolutionary new ULTRA-FLEX Plug ‘N Go Tooling System at the World of Concrete 2010. When it comes to concrete floor preparation, WerkMaster™ concrete grinders can not only flatten concrete floors, but can also follow a concrete floor better than any planetary concrete polisher, eliminating the frustration of dealing with deep birdbaths and fishbowls. How deep? Up to 3/4 inch deep. No other concrete grinder can grind and polish around drains like a WerkMaster.™