Floor Preparation

HTC Superprep

Surface levelling & floor preparation

HTC Superprep™ uses floor grinding, with HTC's floor preparation machines, to remove floor coverings such as epoxy, paint, carpet adhesive and self-levelling compound while the contractor gets a perfectly smooth surface to lay the flooring on.

Wherever possible, it is better to keep the floor surface instead of destroying both the floor and the floor covering. You avoid the need to use self-levelling compound and unnecessary material costs in the form of extra coverings to fill out irregularities, which are both expensive and time-consuming.

HTC Superprep™ also makes it easy to roughen up an old covering, such as paint, to improve the adhesiveness for the next coat of paint. Regardless of the intended final result of the floor, there are huge benefits from using grinding as part of the process.

With over 20 years in the industry, HTC is currently the global leader and is driving development towards faster and more effective methods of improving and finishing floors. Leading development in an industry that is more than a thousand years old is something we are proud of. Check out our floor preparation machines under the Products section.

Grinding - The best method by a long shot

For nearly 50 years, scarifying and shot blasting machines have looked and functioned the same. For those who still believe that these methods are the smartest way of machining a floor, it’s time to think again.

The development of HTC’s machines and tools means that there is no longer any reason at all for continuing to use old-fashioned methods and equipment.

Users of HTC’s equipment around the world who have kept up with developments save both time and money when they start to use modern equipment – and HTC is leading the trend.


  • Functions on all surfaces
  • Many areas of use
  • A flat surface can always be achieved
  • Close to edges
  • Low noise level and little dust

Scarifying / Shot blasting

  • Impossible to get a flat surface. Grinding or self-levelling compound is required afterwards
  • Leaves lines that can often be seen under the covering
  • Extra covering material is required
  • Leaves 70-90 mm from the wall
  • Lots of dust, vibrations and noise
  • Few areas of use