Rent Equipment That You Need to Update a Floor or Lay a New One

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Flooring is a subtle, integral part of your home’s aesthetic, contributing to an overall design that takes into account both form and function. Styles change and materials wear down, so if your floor is more of a distraction than a point of pride, it’s time for an upgrade. If your flooring project is a one-time affair, renting tools and equipment is a more cost-efficient option than buying new. Here are some flooring tools you might want to rent:

Floor Polisher – Whether you’re installing brand new hardwood floors or trying to put some life back into your old one, you’ll need a floor polisher to produce that classic deep shine. A floor polisher’s scrubbing, stripping, and buffing abilities aren’t limited to wood, however, but can be used on any virtually any hard flooring surface.

Electric Concrete Grinder – With natural stone and concrete flooring, you’ll need something with a little more power to bring out its best. A concrete grinder removes any type of paint or epoxy, repairs concrete, levels uneven and curling slabs, and levels grout. You can use it on marble and granite, but be sure to work it wet.

Floor Stripper – If you intend on installing a new floor, you have to get rid of the old one all the way down to the subfloor. With a floor stripper, that daunting task becomes easy. Remove the worst of glued down floors, including wood, linoleum, and ceramic.

Linoleum Roller – Organic, flexible, and durable, linoleum is a popular flooring choice. Once you’ve applied the adhesive and laid down your flooring, use a linoleum roller to smooth puckers and air bubbles. Start from the center and work your way towards the edges.

Rent all these great flooring tools and more at A-1 Equipment Rental Center, the Bay Area’s largest independently-owned full-service truck and equipment rental service. Call us at (650) 369-2992 for more information on how our inventory of tractors, trailers, trucks, tools, and equipment can help you get the job done, no matter what it is.

About Concrete Control Joints

Concrete is a versatile and inexpensive solution for a variety of building projects. However, fluctuations in temperature will eventually cause your concrete surface to crack due to the stress from heat-induced expansion and contraction. Fortunately, the insertion of control joints prevents unwanted and unsightly cracks from appearing in your concrete.

Watch this video to get an up close and personal look at concrete control joints. Ask The Builder’s Tim Carter explains how cracks occur in concrete, why control joints are necessary, and how deep your control joint needs to be in order to be effective.

From concrete mixers to gas-powered concrete floor saws and diamond blades, you’ll find everything you’ll need at A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to reserve our rental equipment for your next project, no matter the size.

Read On For More on What A-1 Equipment Rental Center Has To Offer You and Your Upcoming Project

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Renting tools and equipment instead of buying new is a great way to save money—especially if you only need them for a one-time job—while also ensuring that you complete your project efficiently and safely. From landscaping, plumbing, and construction equipment to truck and trailer rentals, A-1 Equipment Rental Center can help you find the right tool for the job. Check out these great resources on how to get the job done right:

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  • Do you need help reaching high places? Read this article to learn how to safely work with scaffolding.

Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more about our high quality inventory.

Explore A-1 Rental Center's Compaction Equipment Selection

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Compacting soil is a crucial part of many areas of construction. It’s used to create a flat, supportive surface for building foundations, roadways, walkways, plumbing, and many other vital structures. Some soils are more receptive to compaction than others, and the compaction equipment you use can either work for or against you. At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we have you covered with our diverse line of rental compaction equipment to tackle any job, including:

Tight Areas Where a plate packer won’t fit, a jumping jack compactor can give you the maneuverability you need in a tight space. With a self-cleaning drum and anti-vibration system, our Multiquip MTX60 model is easy to use and can provide up to 695 blows per minute with an impact force of 3060 pounds. Use this great tool for aeration, boulder walls, demolition, drainage work, and much more.

Medium-Sized Jobs We offer a range of plate compactors, all lightweight and efficient in completing a medium-sized job. Use a mini-vibratory plate in small, confined areas, or the recognized industry-standard vibratory plate compactor for granular soils and asphalt. For the compaction of sand, gravel, and cohesive soils, rent our easy to use and lightweight vibe plate reversible compactor.

Large Jobs Meet the challenge of big jobs by renting a trench roller for the compaction of sub bases of foundations, roads, and parking lots. For better handling, rent a ride-on roller vibrator to expertly compact granular soils for walkways, bike paths, driveways, and road rehabilitation. Opt for the smaller version of the ride-on roller for a compactor that can be used on jobs usually reserved for larger asphalt rollers while paying significantly less.

With A-1 Equipment Rental Center’s assortment of rental compaction equipment, loose soil will never be a problem. Find out how we can equip you with these and other essential tools you’ll need to complete any job by calling us at (650) 369-2992 or visiting our website. With over 2.5 acres of rental trucks and equipment, we guarantee that you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Rent the Right Elevation Equipment for Your Project

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Whether you are a contractor or a do-it-yourselfer, it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself having to reach, lift, or transport materials to high places. When you do, be sure to stay safe by renting quality equipment that provides the support and elevation when you need it most. The first step is choosing the right tool for the job, so here are a few options that can give you a lift:

Scaffolding Portable scaffolding is a great option for both interior and exterior work that requires more support and room for materials than a ladder can provide. With an adjustable height up to 24 feet, adaptability to uneven surfaces and obstacles, quick and easy setup, mobility, and versatility, scaffolding is the go-to choice for most contractors when doing cleaning, painting, repair, and a multitude of other tasks that require elevation.

Ladders – A ladder is a simple piece of equipment every laborer should have access to. Depending on how much height you need, you’ll have the choice of a step ladder and extension ladder. A step ladder can provide 14 feet of height with a 375-pound load capacity. With thick side plates, slip-resistant steps, and heavy duty internal spreaders, you’ll be well supported when trying to reach for those extra feet. For greater elevation, an extension ladder can provide up to 32 feet of height, but requires using a vertical surface for support.

Jacks – You might be more familiar with a car jack for when you had to replace a tire or work on your car. However, there are much stronger versions of the jack, including screw and hydraulic powered, that are powerful enough to lift elevators and even houses. You might not need to lift those kinds of loads, but a sheetrock jack can help you lift those sheets of drywall you need to get to the second floor.

If you’re looking to rent equipment that will elongate your reach, there is no place better in the Bay Area than A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Our full service truck, equipment, and party rental company carries the best in high-quality brand name tools and equipment. Call us at (650) 369-2992 to learn more.

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