Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground to a smooth, flat, consistent surface and polished with bonded abrasives to cut a concrete floor’s surface. It is then refined with each cut to achieve a specified level of appearance from minimal, medium to full exposure finish.
Polished concrete floors are low-maintenance, as they are durable and easy to clean. Its high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mold growth. Due to its highly reflective surface, polished concrete may reduce the use of artificial lighting and can improve natural lighting. Polished concrete flooring is hard-wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces such as timber and tiles. Polished concrete is easily maintained with the use of clean water or a neutral balance pH cleaner. There is never a need for wax to be added as it will only dull the finish. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring types.