What is Polished Concrete
Polished concrete is concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier and ground with progressively finer, industrial diamond grinding tools, exposing the aggregate (rock) inside the concrete slab, thus replicating the look of polished stone, like granite or marble.
Polished concrete is the most cutting-edge and cost effective flooring solution today. BuildingGreen.com states, “The longer I research green building practices, the more I appreciate innovations that are not just functional and environmentally responsible, but also cost-effective. Such is the case with polished, densified (hardened) concrete flooring. Stone polishing techniques from Europe, coupled with mineralizing chemical treatments developed in the U.S., are allowing us to turn one of the oldest materials in building—concrete—into one of the newest, greenest, and most affordable flooring options available.”
The Concrete Network states, “Thanks to recent advances in polishing equipment and techniques, contractors are now grinding concrete floor surfaces, whether new or old, to a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings. Factor in the superior durability and performance of concrete, and it's no wonder why more retail, warehouse, and office facilities are opting for polished concrete flooring as an alternative to marble, granite, tile, linoleum, or coated concrete. Even homeowners are catching on to the appeal of these smooth, high-luster floors, which can be stained to replicate the look of polished stone.”
Polished concrete floors are quickly becoming the leading flooring option for architects, builders and general contractor around the world. Call us today for more information on the cost and benefits of polished concrete flooring for your project.