Concrete floor preparation – new lorry mobile unit

With the increase in concrete floor preparation work, Grit Blasting UK today took delivery of its new UK-wide lorry, with its new distinctive yellow and blue livery.

Our new Concrete Floor Preparation mobile unit

Over the past few years, the demand for specialist concrete floor preparation work has increased substantially. This means investment in the latest equipment, and the need to transport kit and the team to sites across the country.

With on-board generators as well as the diamond grinding equipment, the mobile unit can reach all corners of the UK and be self-sufficient in delivery of it concrete floor preparation work.

Grit Blasting UK is known for its continuous investment in equipment – always ensuring the highest quality work. This is no exception.

The demand for floor preparation is growing. From factory floors to out-of-town warehouses, hospitals and car parks – Grit Blasting undertakes preparation projects which are hundreds of square metres in size. Specialist skills and equipment ensure the effective removal of contaminants, leaving the substrate prepped for further coating. Part of the Grit Blasting UK service is surface re-coating, offering an end-to-end process.

The lorry’s first assignment marks the beginning of the new chapter in Grit Blasting’s rich history. From humble beginnings blasting domestic and industrial equipment to today’s major construction, engineering and renovation work. The floor preparation work complements the major projects we do such as blasting and painting steel bridges, concrete works, factory floors, silos, barges and much more.

Kierien Barnes, Director of the UK’s leading surface preparation company commented:

“We invest continuously in Grit Blasting UK – both in equipment and in our people. Our floor preparation work is in demand, and we are delighted to be able to invest in the next step – our concrete floor preparation work. Our clients can be assured of high quality, reliable surface preparation and coatings.”

Further details on our concrete floor preparation work can be found on our website or contact us today.

Looking for an industrial concrete floor preparation contractor?

The interesting thing about floor preparation is that its very niche. Finding a contractor can be a conundrum, particularly if you have never procured such a service before.


We get approached every day from Quantity Surveyors and building contractors who need to sub-contract their concrete floor preparation. Whether its preparing a concrete floor for painting, or just prepping the concrete surface, having the right equipment, and the right skills is fundamental.

If you are about to ask sub-contractors to quote for similar work, here’s a few things to consider.

Equipment. Larger scale projects need to be cost effective, so size of equipment in relation to square footage of the concrete flooring project is key. Contractors using smaller equipment – normally used for small to medium size projects will inevitably cost more in the long run in time taken.

Experience. From costing the project, through to the final surface finish, contractor experience will reduce the risk considerably on bigger or higher contract values. Knowledge of flooring surface contaminants, costing variations, potential ‘blind spots’ on the project, new surface paint applications and project dependencies are all key.

Quality. “You get what you pay for” is a well used adage. In preparing concrete floors for industrial or commercial use, longevity in surface prepping and coatings is vital.

Having quality equipment with skilled contactors means producing a high quality finish. Edging of concrete floors for example is important – and many machines and sub-contractors are not able to go right to the flooring edge, due to the technology used. Investment in floor grinding and grit blasting equipment is expensive, and certainly not cost effective for a one-off job, so finding a high quality specialist contractor, with a known reputation is key. Their understanding of the right equipment to use for the surface / substrate is crucial to a successful job.

Grit Blasting UKexperienced specialist floor preparation

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At Grit Blasting UK we have the latest equipment to undertake medium and large scale projects. Warehouses, out of town premises, aircraft hangers, factories to name just a few. This includes specialist flooring preparation work in historic buildings, national colleges, car manufacturing factories and national heritage properties.

Grit Blasting uses the very latest technology – including diamond floor grinding.

This is used to expose the aggregate, creating a roughened surface on the concrete on which further concrete may be poured or protective coatings or wear courses applied. The surface prepared is dust free, chemically clean and free from micro cracks which can cause premature bond failure. Our video shows the process.

Diamond Grinding is used to remove waterproof membranes, latex, adhesives etc. It is ideal for removing imperfections in the concrete surface, particularly on larger scale projects.

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Innovatech diamond grinding technology

We also offer an end-to-end service including paint or surface treatment or coating application as well as surface preparation. In conjunction with our suppliers, we are able to cost-effectively source paint and specialist floor covering, and apply using the right techniques to high standard finishes.

Check out our case studies, demonstrating the work we have done previously. We update these on a regular basis.

For more information on our concrete floor preparation services, please contact us today. www.gritblastinguk.co.uk, email us as enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk or call on 07811 770 635.

Concrete floor preparation

As the year comes to a close, Grit Blasting UK prepares for another full year in 2020. With our continued investment in our floor preparation services, we are taking the winter break to service our equipment and upgrade the transport needed to carry our concrete floor preparation equipment around the country. Yes, one of our Grit Blasting UK fleet of flat-bed vans and lorries gets a make-over!

Equipment checks over winter start now….

Floor preparation and concrete preparation is a big requirement for many contractors. We have the skills and latest equipment to undertake medium and large scale projects. Warehouses, out of town premises, aircraft hangers, factories to name just a few.

Grit Blasting uses the very latest technology – concrete floor scabbling.

Concrete scabbling is used to expose the aggregate, creating a roughened surface on the concrete on which further concrete may be poured or protective coatings or wear courses applied. The surface prepared is dust free, chemically clean and free from micro cracks which can cause premature bond failure.

We offer a UK wide concrete floor preparation service, so please do contact us today for more information or visit our website gritblastinguk.co.uk.

Industrial concrete floor preparation

Diamond grinder technology provides safe and effective concrete preparation.

Floor preparation is an efficient and environmentally acceptable dust free method of preparing concrete surfaces. Grit Blasting UK uses it expertise and the latest in diamond floor grinding technology to provide a clean, professional finish ready for the application of surface treatments such as paint.

Grit Blasting is undertaking more and more floor preparation projects for contractors. The demand for “out of town” warehouses, shopping centres, factories and other storage space is giving rise to the need for preparation of much bigger floor spaces, and required in a shorter time frame because of the tight deadlines on the overall building and construction jobs where cost control is critical.

Investing in the latest technology is key to reducing the timescales on bigger jobs such as floor preparation. We maintain a fleet of diamond floor grinders applicable for any size of project, and the latest staff training ensures an efficient and highly skilled team familiar with the latest techniques.

An understanding of the science behind the materials, the paint applications as well and the safety needs of the work and the after-care of the materials is also a key requisite of our work.

We undertake any size of floor preparation work and are experts in our field with over 20 years’ experience.

Larger construction and engineering companies now rely on us UK as a preferred sub-contractor because of our reliability and experience. This is particularly the case in floor preparation.

Contact us today for more details:
enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk
M: 07811 770635