Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground, honed, and polished with bonded abrasives in order to cut a concrete floor’s surface. It is then refined with each cut in order to achieve a specified level of appearance and sheen. Dyes designed for concrete polishing are often applied to add color to polished concrete as well as other options.
- Low-maintenance – polished concrete is easily maintained with the use of clean water or a neutral pH cleaner. There are also many cleaners designed for the proper maintenance of polished concrete available. There is never a need for wax to be added as it will only dull the finish.
- Non-slippery – due to the high coefficient of friction.
- Dust-proof – minimizing risks of dust mite and allergen problems; excludes support of mold growth.
- Ambient light – highly reflective polished concrete reduces lighting needs and can improve natural lighting.