Concrete Polishing is the act of changing a concrete floor surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of appearance using one of the listed classifications: Bonded Abrasive Polished Concrete, Burnished Polished Concrete, or Hybrid Polished Concrete.
Concrete Polishing is a vibrant part of the concrete flooring industry. The benefits of polished concrete are extensive, including ease and lower cost of maintenance. In addition, polished concrete, when fully refined, will meet or exceed the national standards for slip coefficient.
Additionally, with the movement towards green products, a polished concrete floor creates a natural, low-maintenance surface. Most of the large retail warehouse stores utilize polished concrete in their facilities because it is easier to clean and reflects up to 30% more light.
In ordinary unpolished concrete, tiny particles of dust are pushed to the surface through an upward force called efflorescence. The continual forcing of dust to the surface is, quite appropriately, called dusting. Dusting forces epoxies off of the surface of concrete floors, and can make maintenance a costly priority. Polished concrete floor eliminates dusting entirely, making for a much healthier work environment.