Polished concrete is so durable and sustainable because it uses materials already present in the concrete mix. Polished concrete is growing in popularity due to its minimal maintenance and extreme durability. Through advancements in polishing equipment, new and old concrete can be polished and brought to a beautiful sheen level.
Polished Concrete is a sheen level finish, ranging from 200 sheen to 3,000 sheen level. This multi-step process allows you to select your desired sheen level:
- Level 1 / dye hard: Flat (below 100 grit) - none to very slight diffused reflection visible
- Level 2: Satin (100 - 400 grit) - Matte, with or without slight diffused reflection visible
- Level 3: (800 + grit) - Semi-Polished, objects being reflected are not quite sharp and crisp but can be easily identified
- Level 4: (3,000 grit) - High-Polished; objects being reflected are sharp and crisp as would be in a mirror-like reflection
An added feature is staining your concrete before performing the polish process in order to add character to your polished floors.