More public facilities such as office buildings, stores, restaurants and schools, are using polished concrete to project a bright, clean, professional image.
* No production/plant shutdowns. Polished concrete floors can be put into service immediately after the process is complete. Due to the cleanliness of the process and the lack of toxic or hazardous chemicals, floors can often be serviced while the plant is in full production.
* Furthermore, polished concrete resists the marks of forklift truck tires and staining from oil and chemical spills.
* Concrete flooring that has been polished is easier on tires, which means if you drive cars, trucks, or even forklifts on the flooring, the tires will not wear down as easy as they would if they were used on other materials, allowing you to need replacement tires less often.
* Increased slip resistance, Though very shiny, polished concrete does not create a slippery floor. In fact, grinding and flattening the floor will increase the coefficient of friction when compared to ordinary concrete. Polished concrete often exceeds OSHA standards for floors (ASTM C 1028).
* Not Vulnerable to Moisture-Related Damage.