HTC SuperfloorTM
What is an HTC SuperfloorTM?

HTC SuperfloorTM is a complete concept for polishing concrete. The polishing method mechanically refines the concrete surface by removing the top cement paste and exposing the underlying, stronger concrete. The existing concrete is grinded and polished according to a dependable and thoroughly tested method with HTC's effective concrete polishing equipment and diamond tools. The result when polishing concrete is a floor with a completely even polished surface of a high quality, both functionally and esthetically. To achieve all technical benefits demanded for calling the surface an HTC SuperfloorTM, the grinding and concrete polishing must be performed according to the prescribed method.

Several factors will affect the final appearance when polishing concrete:

  • The stone quality and color. In Sweden the ballast material mainly consists of granite in different fraction sizes.
  • The color of the cement (the cement can be pigmented).
  • The concrete quality.
  • Grinding depth: With different grit sizes and bonding matrix in the diamond segments you can somewhat control how deep you grind into the concrete surface. The grinding depth will affect how much of the stones that are exposed and also in turn the aesthetical appearance of the polished surface.

The technical advantages when polishing concrete into an HTC SuperfloorTM have been verified in several tests at the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute, SP (SP 99B4, 4806) (SS 13 72 41) (prEN 13892-3, Bohme) (EN 14617-3).

Four Versions
Platinum

Platinum is the concept that gives the floor the best characteristics and it is the one HTC recommends in the first instance. It involves more grinding steps than in the other concepts. The result is an unbeatably durable floor. The method involves grinding away the concrete skin and exposing the underlying, stronger concrete, in the form of fine material, gravel and, where possible, aggregate. Due to the nature of the concrete construction, the larger aggregate may be exposed unevenly in the surface. Normally, 2 - 3 mm of the surface is ground away.

The floor is ground smooth and the glossy surface makes the floor easy to clean and more resistant to tire marks from forklifts and dirt. Moreover, the light is reflected in a pleasant way.

The floor is ground and polished according to a well established and tested method, using HTC's machines and HTC's diamond tools and in accordance with HTC's grinding guide.

The floor receives a completely smooth and glossy surface with many good qualities, both functionally and aesthetically.

Gold

The method involves grinding away the concrete skin and exposing the underlying, stronger concrete, in the form of fine material. Normally, 1 mm of the surface is ground away.

The floor is ground smooth and the glossy surface makes the floor easy to clean and more resistant to tire marks from forklifts and dirt. Moreover, the light is reflected in a pleasant way.

The floor is ground and polished according to a well established and tested method, using HTC's machines and HTC's diamond tools and in accordance with HTC's grinding guide.

The floor receives a completely smooth and glossy surface with many excellent qualities, both functionally and aesthetically.

HTC SuperfloorTM Gold assumes the concrete surface is smooth before starting the grinding and polishing, because the first rough grinding step is omitted.

Silver

Silver is the concept to choose if you want to obtain the characteristics of a well-ground floor and a matt surface. The result is an unbeatably durable floor. The method involves grinding away the concrete skin and exposing the underlying, stronger concrete, in the form of fine material, gravel and, where possible, aggregate. Normally, 2 - 3 mm of the surface is ground away.

Due to the nature of the concrete construction, the larger aggregate may be exposed unevenly in the surface.

The floor is polished according to a well-established and tested method, using HTC's machines and HTC's diamond tools and in accordance with HTC's grinding guide.

The floor receives a completely smooth surface with many good qualities, both functionally and aesthetically.

Bronze

Bronze is a concept solely consisting of polishing steps. This concept does not expose fine material, gravel or larger aggregates. The concrete skin is polished without grinding it away, and the polished surface makes the floor easy to clean and more resistant to tire marks from forklifts and dirt. Moreover, light is reflected in a pleasant way.

Important! The concrete surface must be smooth with good surface treatment during casting. Irregularities in the concrete surface's colour and appearance are not removed by polishing.

The floor is polished according to a well-established and tested method, using HTC's machines and HTC's diamond tools and in accordance with HTC's grinding guide.

The floor receives a completely smooth and glossy surface.

 

The Benefits
  • Beauty comes from below
    Floors are an important part of everyday life, in both industrial areas and private residences. But as well as looking good, a floor needs to be functional too.That's why you're going to love HTC SuperfloorTM. The glossy concrete surface is not just aesthetically pleasing – it brings a host of other benefits too.

  • Strong, economical floor
    HTC SuperfloorTM is an extremely economical option for all types of business activities. Compared with traditional methods for concrete floors or epoxy, for example, HTC SuperfloorTM offers unbeatable durability. The processed construction concrete has an unlimited lifespan, i.e. the same as the lifespan of the building. The initial investment is the same, or lower, than for traditional flooring solutions, but the low maintenance cost and the longer life make HTC SuperfloorTM the most lucrative investment option for a floor but also in most other environments. The life cycle cost is about 60% less than for traditional flooring solutions. By using the TwisterTM method of cleaning,you'll find your floor is simple, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective to maintain.

  • Toward a better environment
    Concrete is composed of pure natural materials. The coatings that are often applied to the concrete have an adverse effect on the environment. HTC SuperfloorTM uses as much as 30 times less energy than traditional flooring solutions. The TwisterTM floor maintenance system is also the only completely eco-friendly cleaning method. TwisterTM uses nothing but ordinary water, no chemicals!

  • A floor to suit all tastes
    HTC SuperfloorTM is available as four different concepts. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. This means you can choose between a floor with a matt surface finish or a high gloss finish. What all four of the HTC SuperfloorTM concepts have in common is that they are functional, economical, eco-friendly, aesthetically appealing and they are therefore the perfect floor solution.

  • A floor for the electronics industry
    The resistance tests conducted, both on floor joists and on concrete slabs on the ground, show that HTC SuperfloorTM complies with the SS-EN 61340-5-1 standard for industrial floors in the electronics industry. Measured values fall within the range for the international IEC standard and the American ANSI/ESD standard too. Walk-around tests with ESD shoes generally produce low or no static. The limits stipulated in the standard for the handling of electronics have not been exceeded by HTC SuperfloorTM in any cases.

  • Add color to your floor!
    HTC SuperfloorTM offers more than just a chance to have a hard-wearing, high-gloss floor. You can also add color of your choice to the conrete floor, without losing any of the floor's excellent qualities. You might want to bring color to the entire floor or simply incorporate an eye-catching company logo to your industrial floor.

  • Just add water
    The HTC TwisterTM cleaning method allows you to keep all types of floors clean with the minimum of effort. All that is required is water - no chemicals or polishing agents. This make HTC TwisterTM more gentle on floors and produces brilliant results. The diamond pads fit most of the scrubbing machines on the market.

 

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