Benefits of Polished Concrete


During the polishing process an internal impregnating sealer is applied. The sealer sinks into the concrete and is invisible to the naked eye. It not only protects the concrete from the inside out, it also hardens and densifies the concrete. This eliminates the need for a topical coating, which reduces maintenance significantly (versus if you had a coating on it).

When we bring the concrete to a full polish- we never apply a topical coating or wax. Waxing the surface would be defeating the purpose of a fully polished floor- because the concrete floor itself is already shining, so there is no need to put something on the floor that would then need to be maintained.


Options with Polished Concrete


If the decision is made to polish concrete in advance of the concrete being poured, there is a stunning array of available options:

  • Colored aggregate can be applied to the concrete mix or “seeded” into the top layer of the mix. The polishing process will reveal these aggregate.
  • Integrally colored concrete can be used.
  • Glass can be “seeded” into the mix. The polishing process will reveal the glass pieces.
  • Of course, any of these options can be combined together or into a pattern.
Dye/Stain - The addition of dye color into the concrete can dramatically change the look of a concrete floor. QuestMark has over 20 colors to choose from.

Dye/Stain:


The addition of dye color into the concrete can dramatically change the look of a concrete floor. QuestMark has over 20 colors from which to choose from.

Integrated - In new concrete placements, a color can be added into the concrete mix prior to the pour. This method provides color throughout the slab. Colored Polished Concrete:

Integrated in new concrete placements, a color can be added into the concrete mix prior to the pour. This method provides color throughout the slab.
Salt & Pepper - Through special diamond tooling, the concrete can be ground down to a level that exposes the finer aggregates. These aggregates are about 1/16” to 1/8”.' Salt & Pepper:


Through special diamond tooling, the concrete can be ground down to a level that exposes the finer aggregates. These aggregates are about 1/16” to 1/8”.

Faux Terrazzo - Additional steps and special tooling will allow the concrete floor to be ground even deeper for exposing large aggregate. New concrete placements allow for even greater flexibility since the mix can be specified

Faux Terrazzo:


Additional steps and special tooling will allow the concrete floor to be ground even deeper for exposing large aggregate. New concrete placements allow for even greater flexibility since the mix can be specified.