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Concreate

Concreate, Inc. delivers concrete polishing and custom staining for both commercial and residential projects primarily in Virginia and Maryland (but also up and down the East Coast). We work hand in hand with with designers, architects, project managers, general contractors, tradesmen, and home owners alike from start to finish. We welcome the opportunity to serve your polished concrete needs in every way possible.

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Diamond Tooling Best Practices

Diamond Tooling Best Practices

Clif Rawlings

Clif Rawlings is the Technical Director at SASE Company, a contractor’s one-stop-shop for concrete polishing and preparation equipment. Clif is currently active in the ACI 310-0J committee for decorative concrete as well as the CPC technical committee. He also conducts the SASE University training seminars across the US and Canada.

Clif has been in the concrete polishing, natural stone, and terrazzo industry for over 25 years. Before joining SASE, he developed and instructed the HTC University training seminar for over 10 years. Clif also held positions at Ameripolish and VIC International Corp. Additionally, he was a founding member and sat on the board of directors for the CPAA.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Clif Rawlings discusses the details of diamond tooling
  • How can you educate clients about possible issues, such as pinholes?
  • Wet versus Dry grinding and polishing
  • The factors that differentiate concrete polishing results
  • Is it important to stick with one line of tools?
  • How to find the appropriate speed for each diamond type
  • Clif talks about the most common misunderstandings in diamond tooling
  • Everything you need to know about cutting compounds

In this episode…

Many people are unaware of a growing movement in concrete polishing: diamond tooling. If done right, this process can cut or polish a concrete surface into a beautiful and durable finish. But what exactly is diamond tooling, and what are the best ways to go about this process?

Clif Rawlings has the answers. According to Clif, many of your diamond tooling decisions should be made based on your unique project. From types of diamonds and bonds to tools and metals, Clif details the whole process to help you discover the best practices for diamond tooling.

In this episode of This is Concrete, Chad Gill sits down with Clif Rawlings, Technical Director at SASE Company, to get all of the details on diamond tooling. Clif shares how you can find the right bond for your project, choose the right metals, and use the Mohs test to help you along the way. He also discusses common misunderstandings of the process and how you can educate employees and clients on the diamond tooling method.

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This episode is brought to you by Concreate.

Concreate is a custom concrete flooring company that delivers polishing, staining, and more for both commercial and residential projects.

Our passionate team helps designers, architects, tradesmen, business owners, and homeowners transform plain concrete surfaces into clean, distinctive, and enduring masterpieces.

Whether you are a large-scale hospitality company like Marriott, an Amazon warehouse, or one of our many residential customers, we want to help you create an affordable and stylish surface.

So, what are you waiting for?

Go to thisisconcrete.com or email us at info@thisisconcreate.com to learn more about Concreate today!