About Polished Concrete
Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete is mechanically ground, honed and polished with bonded abrasives in order to grind the surface. It is then refined further in order to achieve a specified level of appearance. Polished concrete floors are low-maintenance, durable and easy to clean.
Polished Concrete is LEED Approved.
This process also includes the use of a penetrant chemical known as a hardener. The concrete densifier / hardener penetrates into the concrete and creates a chemical reaction to help harden and dust-proof the surface. During concrete polishing, the surface is processed through a series of steps utilizing progressively finer grinding tools. The grinding tools are progressive grits of industrial diamonds in a bonded material such as metal / hybrid / resin often referred to as diamond polishing pads. Polished concrete is a “green” flooring system and LEED approved.