Here at Speedcrete we have a wide selection of concrete power floats for every application and requirement. Concrete power floats are available in either walk behind floats or ride on power floats. Power floats are available with a number of power options including gasoline / petrol, diesel & electric. We also have cordless electric models for working the edge of your slab. Concrete power floats can be used to remove minor surface imperfections caused at the screeding stage but remember for a truly flat floor the slab must be laid with the correct concrete screeding tools. Ride on Concrete Power floats will give a highly polished surface but require somewhat more experience to operate and so it is recommended to use a pedestrian model. A common mistake made when using the power float is to 'get on' the surface too early. For Tips and Techniques on using a concrete power float please visit our concreting tips section.
Power Float pans are a consumable item used as part of the finishing process. They are replaceable discs that attach to the concrete float blade and facilitate the ability to 'get on' the concrete slab early. The replacement pans for the concrete power float will improve surface tolerances when used correctly over traditional methods. The pan will 'break' the surface of slab allowing bleed water from the slab to escape. Do not be tempted to finish the concrete slab with the power float blades too early, when a slab is experiencing a large volume of bleed water. By sealing the surface too early with the power float blades the bleed water can be trapped which can cause surface delamination. Continue to use the concrete power float and pan and remove the bleed water.
Power float blades come in a number of types. We can supply a range of concrete float finish blades or combination baldes to suit any type of concrete power float. The advantage of finish blades on a power float is that they can be used in conjunction with a float pan and when the slab is ready to be finished the power float pan can be removed and the finishing process can commence. The finish blades are of significant benefit as when one edge of the float blade feathers simply unbolt the float blade and turn it around to reveal a fresh working edge. By getting double the usage of a finish blade compared to a combination can offer signifcant cost savings on large concrete pours. The advantage of the combination blade, in that you can get on the slab earlier than with finish blades is largely negated by the modern power float panning stage which is crittical when attempting to lay high tolererance concrete floors.