A quick introduction to our floor preparation equipment options

Wondering which of our floor preparation equipment options is best for you? We’ve got you covered here at Smiths Hire – here’s our quick guide to help you out!

Here at Smiths Hire, we offer a range of floor preparation equipment that will help you get the job done quickly and professionally. As the UK’s best tool hire and powered access equipment hire provider, we can help you decide on which floor preparation equipment would best suit your needs. So, whether you’re a professional or just someone looking to do a bit of DIY, here’s a little bit of insight into the floor preparation equipment we can offer you, and its uses.

Concrete planer hire

Concrete planers (or milling machines) are designed to remove concrete faster and more aggressively than grinders. Rotating at high speeds to chip away at the concrete surface, concrete planers are tools used to smooth or level rough, uneven or damaged surfaces of concrete. They are typically used for surface preparation prior to the application of coatings, paints or sealers, or for removing old coatings, adhesives, and paint from concrete surfaces. Concrete planers use rotating diamond blades or carbide cutters to remove the top layer of concrete, creating a smooth, even surface. What’s more, they can also be used to create decorative patterns or textures on concrete surfaces.

Wooden floor sander

Our wooden floor sanders are perfect for getting floors looking as good as new! Whether you opt for a walk-behind sander or a handheld floor edging sander, you can expect immaculate results. Wooden floor sanders are used for refinishing or restoring wooden floors. Over time, wooden floors can become scratched, scuffed, or otherwise damaged, which can impact their appearance and durability. Sanding the floor can remove these imperfections and create a smooth, even surface. Our floor sanders use a rotating sanding disc or belt to remove the top layer of the wooden floor, exposing a fresh layer of wood. This can help to remove scratches, dents, and other surface imperfections.

240V 178mm (7") Floor Sander (Edging)

Floor grinder

Our floor grinder hire range can assist you with any floor preparation and refurbishment work, such as line removal, concrete level reduction, or paint removal. Basically, a floor grinder is a machine used to grind, polish, and smooth concrete or other types of floors, and are often used for surface preparation prior to the application of coatings, paints, or sealers, or for removing old coatings, adhesives, and paint from concrete surfaces.

Floor grinders typically use diamond grinding discs or pads to remove the top layer of concrete, smoothing out rough or uneven spots and preparing the surface for further treatment. Like concrete planers, they can also be used to create a polished or decorative finish on concrete floors.

Regardless of the size of job you’ve got to complete, we have floor preparation equipment to suit all needs. What’s more, we’ve been providing quality equipment and tool hire services to the DIY and trade sectors for more than half a century, operating from 16 tool hire depots across the North West and Yorkshire, including several major cities like ManchesterLiverpool and Leeds.

Plus, we also have our National Hire Centre based at our Head Office in Blackpool. That means we can supply powered access machines, concrete breakers and a variety of other tools to locations across the UK. Wherever you’re based in the country, you can rely on us to supply you with everything you need to get the job done. If you have any questions regarding any of our products and services, then feel free to give our team a call on 0333 323 2100.