Polished Concrete, polishing cement, honed concrete, diamond ground concrete, it all has to do with taking a gray dull concrete surface and adding a shine. Diamond polishing abrasive pads are attached to a mechanical grinder or polisher and as the diamonds gets progressively finer the concrete gets smoother and shinier.
Polished concrete can be done dry or wet, and with or without densifiers or hardeners and can have a number of various treatments done to the concrete to improve its shine, stain resistance, abrasion resistance and hardness.
Polished Concrete Resources:
Understanding Polished Concrete
How to's for Polishing Concrete Floors
Polished Concrete Floor Information
»What is a concrete densifier?
»Designing with polished concrete
»How to tell if concrete can be polished
»Designing with Diamond Polished Concrete
»Characteristics of a Polished Concrete Floor
»Mechanical vs Chemical -Does it Matter?
Polished Concrete Countertops
Polish Concrete Tools and Equipment