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Germany is the home of Hermes, but Hermes Abrasives UK Ltd has been conveniently located in Colchester since 1985, this makes ordering and re-stocking for us at Wood Floors and Accessories a speedy process.

Within the flooring trade there are four types of abrasive grains typically used;

Aluminium Oxide or Ali Oxide
Silicone Carbide
Zirconia or Zirc
Ceramic Grain

Ali Oxide is a sharp, blocky mineral renewing its cutting edges as you work. It has what is known as a friability characteristic and fragments under the heat and pressure generated whilst sanding. The extreme hardiness of this abrasive means that it does not substantially dull before it fragments, thus undoubtedly making Ali Oxide the more econimical abrasive.

Silicone Carbide, long and thin in nature, there are no choices on this particular abrasive. It’s tougher and sharper than most Ali Oxide options, breaking into smaller pieces when in use and for this reason it does mean that it will not renew its cutting edges whilst fragmenting. When working you will find that you sand at a much better rate in the first instance but this mineral will dull a lot quicker than Ali Oxide. Use as a perfect solution for sanding ceramic finishes from wood or cutting back laquers.

Zirconia, the grain on this mineral is again significantly tougher than Ali Oxide, it is a man made material using both this and zircon. When using these belts, as the grain breaks down under the heat and pressure of heavy grinding stress, it fragments into smaller jagged pieces. It has a great cut rate, a long life and is perfect for sanding wood, especially the coarser grits.

Ceramic Grain abrasives are to a higher degree more sensitive to both the heat and pressure of sanding. When in use the micro-crystalline structure of the mineral breaks into smaller razor-like pieces before it dulls. We do not stock these but can order them in.

Hermes

Hermes Abrasives

  • Cloth Belts

    8” and 10” / 200mm x 750mm Zirconia and Ali Oxide Cloth Belts

    Available in both Zirconia and Ali Oxide.

    16G* / 24G / 36G / 40G / 50G* / 60G / 80G / 100G / 120G*

    8” - Use with the Bona Belt and Lagler Hummer / Elf / Profit *Not available in Zirconia
    10” - Use with the Bona Belt *Not available in Zirconia

    The blue belts are a premium abrasive made of an optimal blend of zirconium and silicon carbide for the perfect balance between aggressiveness and surface finish. They are very high in durability and have an antistatic coating which helps prevent clogging and ensures cooler and longer runtime as well as better dust extraction. New sharp points are created during use due to the character of the grit material.

    The red belts are the standard abrasive option made of aluminium oxide which produce a very fine surface finish. Strong cotton backing for high durability and dimensional stability. Highly durable and good-value alternative.

    Call to order on 020 8501 6730

  • Velcro Orbital Discs

    Velcro Orbital Discs

    40G / 60G / 80G / 100G

    7 hole - Use with the Festool RO90
    40G / 60G / 80G / 100G

    9 hole - Use with the Festool RO125
    40G / 60G / 80G / 100G / 120G / 150G

    9 hole - Use with the Festool RO150

    Call to order on 020 8501 6730

  • Velcro Discs

    Velcro Discs

    16G* / 24G / 36G / 40G / 50G* / 60G / 80G / 100G / 120G

    Sizes available:

    150 / 180 and 200mm in both Zirconia and Silicon Carbide *Not available in Zirconia

    150mm – Use with Bona Mini / Edger / FlexiSand and Lagler Flip / Elan
    180mm – Use with Bona Edger / FexiSand, Lagler Unico and K&T Pegasis
    200mm – Use with Bona FlexiSand and Lagler Trio

    Silicon carbide is a very hard mineral that creates new sharp points when worn ensuring maintained aggressiveness during its lifetime. This property and an open coat ensures cool running on high speed machines such as edge sanders. Suitable for use on all types of wooden floors (i.e. parquet), ideally suited for intermediate sanding & finishing applications.

    The Zirconia option is a premium abrasive made of an optimal blend of both zirconium and silicon carbide for the perfect balance between aggressiveness and surface finish. They are very high in durability and have an antistatic coating which helps prevent clogging and ensures cooler and longer runtime as well as better dust extraction. New sharp points are created during use due to the character of the grit material.

    Call to order on 020 8501 6730

  • Screening Mesh Discs

    Screening Mesh Discs 17”

    60G / 80G / 100G / 120G / 150G

    Floor sanding mesh screen disks are perfect for the final floor sanding process or to cut back a finish.

    Use with buffing machines

    Call to order on 020 8501 6730

  • Polishing Pads

    Buffing / Polishing Pads 17”

    Red and White are NON Grit, Black are 80G

    Call to order on 020 8501 6730

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