- Norton Red Heat Belts and Norton Red Heat Discs
Buy Norton Red Heat - Norton UK Authorised Distributor
Why use Norton Red Heat?
Features of Red Heat’s 100% patented Seeded Gel (SG) ceramic grain:
Symmetrical shape allows for faster cutting because of its sharpness, but it doesn’t cut very deep because the grain itself doesn’t penetrate as deep, resulting in a finer scratch pattern.
- Micro-fractures, preserving the majority of the grain for longer and keeping the product from prematurely dulling and wearing. In short terms, it stays sharper far longer than Zirconia grit.
Norton Red Heat & Norton SandDollar for Floor Sanding
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Buy Norton Red Heat in the UK
We are a UK stockist and official Norton Abrasives Reseller for the Norton Red Heat and Norton Sand Dollar. We keep an excellent range of Norton Red Heat Discs in stock (H955) and Red-X Belts (R976), which is one notch up from the Red Heat R955 Belts. We stock and supply to end-users in the UK Floor Sanding:
- Norton Red Heat 8" Discs for Lagler Trio Machine (203mm)
- Norton Red Heat 7" Discs for Edger Machines (178mm / 180mm)
- Norton Red Heat 6" Discs for Flexisand, Lagler Flip, Lagler Elan, and Orbital Sanders (Festool, Mirka, Makita) (150mm)
- Norton Red-X Belts 8" and 10" (200mm and 250mm)
- Norton Red Heat 16" Mesh Screen (407mm)
- Norton 16" Sand Dollar Buffing Pads (407mm)
The Norton Red Heat is in stock and available for almost any floor sanding machine in the market including the Lagler Hummel, Bona Belt Sander, Bona Trio Machine, Bona Edger, Bona Flexisand, Lagler Flip, Lagler Elan, Lagler Unico, Pallman Spider, Pallman Cobra, Mirka DA Sander, Bosch DA Sander, Makita DA Sander, Festool DA Sander and many other floor sanding tools.
BND Abrasives is proud to be the first and only Authorised Distributor in the UK for Norton Red Heat by Norton Abrasives / Saint Gobain. We are a UK stockist and official Norton Abrasives Reseller for the Norton Red Heat and Norton Sand Dollar.
Want a nearly scratch-free floor? Contact us to learn more about Red Heat.
With Norton Red Heat, you can tackle your toughest floor sanding projects while ensuring the most scratch-free floor of any abrasive. The Norton Red Red Heat outlasts and outperforms the competition, leaving scratches hardly detectable and wood floors smooth and ready for refinishing.
Exclusive Technology. Unrivaled Performance.
100% patented SG ceramic grain
Cuts more aggressively for fast coatings and adhesive removal when prepping subfloors
Ideal for harder wood species and large jobs where saving time means saving money
Produces the smoothest scratch pattern resulting in superior scratch free results
Norton Red Heat - Features and Benefits
- 100% patented SG (Seeded Gel) ceramic grain with excellent cutting ability on A/O or ceramic finishes; unmatched cut rate and product life with optimum resistance to wear with razor abrasive sharp micro-fracturing capabilities that prevent premature dulling or wearing, and ideal for harder wood species and large jobs where saving time means saving money
- Full phenolic resin bond and patent pending color technology; heat and chip resistant eliminates risk of color transfer with stabilizer assured product color consistency
- Ultra tough; stiffer backing (heavyweight paper with velour on discs, polyester-cotton on Red-X Belts) cuts more aggressively, resists tearing and snagging
- Antistatic Dustless Polyester backing improves dust extraction; eliminates dust collection on equipment
Are Norton Red Heat Screens designed to be used between coats of finish? Yes, Norton Red Heat Screens cut faster than conventional silicon carbide but they don’t cut deeper. So you can use the same grit size and move the buffer a little faster based on your feel for the floor because of the Norton Red Heat Screens’ speed of cut – which gets the job done quicker.
Can Norton Red Heat Screens be used to scratch a pre-finished floor to prepare for re coating? Norton Red Heat Screens will put a sufficient scratch into the pre-finished flooring but we do not endorse the procedure. The issue is the inconsistency of the floor itself as high spots in the floor tend to get over sanded and the low spots are not sanded enough so the floor is not properly prepped for the next coat of finish.
Are Norton Red Heat Screens worth the added cost in comparison to silicon carbide? Yes, silicon carbide screens are able to sand 350 – 400 square feet depending on the wood or finish type. The Norton Red Heat screens are able to sand up to 3,000 square feet depending on the wood/finish. We confirmed this during a job at Disney’s Wide World of Sports where we sanded 18,000 square feet with only 6 Norton Red Heat screen discs.
What makes Norton Red Heat Screens last so much longer? Longer life is attributed to many factors. First, the sharpness of the grain cuts the wood easier so it doesn’t have to work as hard allowing it to last longer. Second, the ceramic grain micro-fractures as it breaks down preserving the majority of the grain for a longer period of time. Silicon carbide macro-fractures in big chunks allowing it to only fracture 3 – 5 times versus the ceramic grain that can break down dozens of times. The third reason is the symmetrical shape of the grain which assures that a sharp point is always sticking out. This differs from silicon carbide which is a long, spindly shaped grain that can sometimes lay flat on the mesh backing.
Is the ceramic grain dissipating the heat or is the heat not a factor with low speed buffers? The Norton Red Heat Screens will cut faster and use less power to do the same work, but because the buffer moves at such a slow rotational speed there is not a great deal of heat generated.
Why do Norton Red Heat Screens perform better on harder species of wood? The ceramic grain works better when sanding harder surfaces such as Brazilian Walnut or Cherry and Hickory because it always has a sharp edge so it cuts the harder material easier. Norton Red Heat Screen also excels on soft woods since the open mesh allows material to pass through rather than loading on the surface.
How can the scratch pattern be finer when the grit size is the same as other screens? The scratch pattern is determined by the shape of the grain. Since silicon carbide is a long, spindly shaped grain it can impress a much deeper scratch pattern if sticking straight out from the backing of the abrasive. The symmetrical shape of the Norton SG ceramic grain cuts very fast due to its sharpness, but it doesn’t cut very deep because the grain itself doesn’t penetrate as deep. It also takes less power to cut using ceramic grain because it doesn’t have as much friction.
Norton Red Heat - Testimonials
“We just did a YMCA locally in Charlotte, it was 10,000 sft and was coated with moisture cure and a roll of 24 grit Red Heat chewed it up in a day. Awesome stuff, and I would recommend Red Heat to anyone in the business. It saved me a lot of time and money.”
– Billy Cruz (US)
“I like the red heat screens because they last longer than black screens and don’t leave any swirl marks.”
– Vincius Olivera (US)
"The Red Heat Discs on the Trio was phenomenal. The extra cost of the disc was nothing compared to how much time it saved us on refinishing the floor."
- Darren (UK)