Polished concrete is considered a good sustainable flooring design option on part that it makes use of the materials already present. Considering most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab; polishing the existing substrate eliminates the energy and material consumed by applying a floor covering.
Polished concrete floors have proven to be low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options. Its relatively high coefficient of friction makes it non-slippery, passing the OSHA SCOF minimum of 0.5. Polished concrete reduces dust and allergen problems. Polished concrete flooring is hard wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces such as timber. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring. Polished concrete has bridged the gap between aesthetics and performance of concrete as a final finish. Whether you have a new concrete surface or an old slab the polished concrete process can transform your concrete into an operation resistant eye appealing floor finish. And because polishing is a multistep process, you can choose the level of sheen — from satin to high-gloss — that meets your maintenance and aesthetic requirements. This versatility makes polished concrete an ideal flooring material for a variety of applications.