Benefits of Polished Concrete

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Not only are most people oblivious to the fact that polished concrete exists, but they are mostly unaware of the tremendous benefits that polished concrete provides over various other classic flooring and decorative materials.

So let’s explore. First thing’s first, what is polished concretes?

Polished concrete is a type of concrete that’s been specially processed, chemically treated and then ground with specialist grinding tools. Usually, the grinding tools involve use of progressive grits of diamond grinding, cup wheels and polishing pads to help to achieve an aesthetically pleasing mirror-like surface finish ideal for any luxury or high-end installation.

In technical terms, concrete is usually not considered polished before 400 grit, and it is normally finished to either the 800, 1500, or 3000 grit level.

To enhance the look of the polish concrete, stains and dyes are often applied.

More benefits to speak of…

Due to it’s extremely durable nature and how easily the new surface is to clean in comparison to many flooring options, polished concretes require less maintenance and are a lot less slippery and therefore less accident prone than many other surface areas, especially high-end luxury floors such as granite or marble that have a high-gloss look but tend to be quite slippery.