Polished Concrete

Why choose to polish your concrete floor? There are four significant reasons why polished concrete is a better alternative for a long-term solution.


People typically compare polished concrete’s cost and its appearance to other materials. It is important to note that polished concrete is a viable, economical, and long-lasting flooring option. By smoothing and exposing the aggregate in the concrete followed by a polishing provides a design that has a natural stone appeal and appears expensive and elegant.

When choosing polished concrete, it is important to understand that polishing can expose some of the concrete’s imperfections. Polishing can produce rustic-looking results and imperfections will show. The floor has to fit the character of the space. Some of these imperfections may include cracks already existing in the floor. These flaws or blemishes can be improved and beautified to harmonize with the final product. This is known as an organic look, where one sees the natural qualities of the concrete. Also, other areas of coarser aggregate and unevenness of veined aggregate may be visible. This is often one of the most appealing characteristics for those who desire a natural yet functional look.


One benefit of polished concrete is lower maintenance cost. In high traffic areas, such as schools, hallways, and corridors, polished concrete holds up better and lasts longer than traditional floor covering systems. Not only are polished concrete floors easy to maintain with an occasional sweeping and damp mopping. They also have a higher slip resistance when compared to ordinary concrete. In fact, polished concrete often exceeds OSHA standards for floors.

Polished concrete is a dense surface that resists staining from oils or liquids, and has a longer lifespan than vinyl composite tile (VCT) or upgraded stone tile. With proper maintenance, there is no reason why polished concrete wouldn’t last a lifetime! Not to mention, the downtime required for the polishing process is minimal, allowing service or traffic on the surface to begin almost immediately.


Polished concrete utilizes low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which makes it an environmentally friendly surface. There are no coatings applied, such as epoxies, urethane’s, or waxes, nor is there slurry or hazardous waste. Polished concrete floors are recognized by the United States Green Building Council and LEED certification as an environmentally friendly flooring option. Some advantages for LEEDs on polished concrete flooring involve lower use of interior lights, use of existing floor system and low VOC use.


Due to the high light reflectance, polished concrete would be great in office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other public facilities that want to project a bright, clean, professional image. Polishing can give concrete a higher degree of shine, similar to polished marble or granite, and can be achieved with traditional floor coatings. Not to mention, polished concrete results in greater visibility and requires fewer overhead lights in buildings with polished floors.

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Bricks -n- Stones Polished Concrete | Before & After

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  • Bricks -n- Stones Polished Concrete | Before & After
  • Bricks -n- Stones Polished Concrete | Before & After
  • Bricks -n- Stones Polished Concrete | Before & After
  • Bricks -n- Stones Polished Concrete | Before & After
  • Bricks -n- Stones Polished Concrete | Before & After