If you’re looking for an inexpensive, high quality, and durable option for flooring you might considder polished concrete. Polished concrete is concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier then ground with progressively finer grits of diamond grinders. After this process, stains and dyes are often applied to enhance the aesthetic quality of the polished concrete. In addition, other kinds of designs can be carved into the polished concrete, such as scoring, radial lines, grids, bands, borders, etc.
Polished concrete floors are used in a variety of different kinds of building, including in schools, airplane hangars, restaurants, automobile showrooms, event centers and hotels. Polished concrete floors can also be used for retail stores, homes, warehouses, museums, office building and even sports venues. Concrete polishing is a particularly great option for industrial kinds of buildings and venues, as it is very durable. Polished concrete floors are impervious to tire marks from forklifts and other industrial vehicles.
And while they may look slippery, polished concrete floor surfaces meet, and most often exceed, OSHA standards.