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What is a Diamond Core Bit, and What is it Used For?

What is needed to drill a hole into concrete, reinforced concrete, brick, block, stone and more? A core drill is a powerful tool use to drill holes in these kinds of surfaces. When using a core drill, it is best to know what kind of diamond core bit to use first. Diamond core bits are specialized hollow steel cylinders that will grind away the concrete surface to create a hole; for example, cutting holes through concrete walls for plumbing pipework. Not all diamond core bits are identical, and different core bits are needed for different surfaces. Selection of the right diamond core bit all depends on the type and depth of the concrete along with the use of a wet or dry core drills.
National Diamond Enterprises is the industry leader in manufacturing and distributing the best diamond core bits since 1986. Their guaranteed products are designed for whatever surface type that needs to be drilled. The dry series are premium core bits that are specially designed for job locations that do …

The Difference Between Segmented and Turbo Diamond Blades

Diamond blades used to cut stone, pavers, concrete, marble, asphalt, fiberglass, plastic, tile, masonry or other building materials are available in different styles. Each style blade gives a different effect in cutting with either faster speed or longevity in the blade. The most important factor in choosing between the different types of diamond blades is to first know what you need for the cutting process.
What is the difference between a segmented diamond blade and a turbo diamond blade? Let’s look into how each of these different blade types works to give us better idea.
Segmented Diamond Blade: ●Durable blades with longer cutting process ●Produces a smooth cutn  ●Have medium to hard bonds ●Used for wet or dry applications ●Designed with gullets to improve air flow, remove slurry and reduce heat ●Ideal for marble, granite, concrete, asphalt, brick, block, fiberglass, plastic, graphite and other building materials ●Used with masonry, concrete and circular saws.
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Why Densify Concrete and Not Polish Concrete Floors?

Concrete flooring has become one of the most popular flo­­­oring options for both homes and businesses because they are easier to upkeep and look amazing when they are taken care of properly. Using the correct techniques to upkeep and make concrete shine will help make the oldest material used in buildings and homes become the most popular, greenest and affordable option.
Between polishing and densifying concrete flooring, it is always better to densify the concrete and polish than to just polish. When you polish, cream, salt, pepper or expose aggregate concrete it can begin to look more like terrazzo. The relatively new technology used on concrete floors to gets the best look combines grinding, honing, densifying, and polishing to develop the high shine with the process involving hardening the material by using silicates or other related compounds. This technique is called polished densified onconcrete flooring.
When using a densifier, you’ll have a glossy concrete floor. Polished conc…

When To Use Concrete Dye vs. Concrete Stain

Concrete flooring is popular flooring option among businesses, warehouses, schools, hospitals, and even residential homes because it is easily maintained and durable. By simply adding a color to the concrete floor, this will help make the bland grey coloring of concrete come to life! Additionally, it is an easy step to do and will make the concrete slab look luxurious. The main question when adding coloring to concrete flooring is whether to use concrete dye or a concrete stain. Before trying either one on concrete flooring, it is important to recognize the difference, as the end results of the dye and stain are different from one another.
Out of the two choices to vamp up concrete flooring, concrete staining is a more in depth process than concrete dying. This is mainly due to the surface of the concrete needing to be cleaned thoroughly before application. The reason why concrete stains are more of a tedious process is because stains are more acid or solvent-based, which means if any …