Polished concrete is a high-gloss finish that is achieved by utilizing specific floor polishers fitted with diamond embedded abrasive disks which grinds down surfaces to the desired level of smoothness and shine. The polished concrete surface is very low-maintenance and can be stained to look like polished stone. Homeowners, retailers, hotels and restaurants, warehouses, schools and medical facilities, office buildings, and auto show rooms are the places where you will find polished concrete. There are many benefits to having polished concrete floors.

Homeowners are choosing polished concrete for their floor finish due to the benefits polished flooring offers over other types of floor coverings. Decorative concrete in the form of polished concrete floors provides great value for a home and it is very attractive which enhances the home. Polished concrete is beautiful and shiny. By smoothing and revealing the aggregate in the concrete, it displays a polishing design that has a natural stone appeal that looks elegant and expensive. It is available in a wide variety of colors and designs making it ideal for people who want a want a natural and functional look.

There is a lower lifetime costs associated with having polished concrete floors. This is in part due to low maintenance and durability. In very high traffic areas especially hallways and corridors, polished concrete floors last longer and hold up better. Polished concrete floors are very easy and fast to clean as you just need to occasionally use a damp mop. This type of flooring is also resistant to tire marks and scuffs.

When you install polished concrete flooring, you will not need messy coatings and waxes which save time and money. Polished concrete only needs to be refinished once every five to ten years. And there is very minimal time between installation and when traffic can travel along the surface. In addition, its dense surface impedes stains from liquids, chemicals, and oils. Polished concrete has a longer lifespan than other types of materials used for flooring such as upgraded stone tile.

There is increased ambient lighting with polished concrete as there is high light reflectivity which is ideal for restaurants and office buildings as it projects a clean, bright, and professional image. The higher degree of shine is much like a polished marble. It also means that less overhead lights are required in a building with polished concrete floors.

Polished concrete flooring is a healthy choice. Household dust mites, dust, and dirt, are known to cause respiratory illnesses and can accumulate in carpets and other types of flooring. Tiled grout lines can be an environment for mold, dirt, oils, and mildew which results in bacteria growth. Diamond polished concrete flooring is an unsuitable environment for harmful substances which it makes it a healthy choice as it is easy to clean and maintain, and it promotes an allergy free environment. Polished concrete does not require hazardous coatings, cleaners, or adhesives.

Polished concrete is very versatile. Homeowners and businesses can choose their preferred level of sheen from stain to high-gloss that meets their particular requirements. To replicate the color of stone, a stain will be applied to the concrete during the polishing process or polish concrete that has been colored. There are many benefits of polished concrete which makes it a very popular choice for homes and businesses.