There are no defined specifications covering polished concrete. The term covers any concrete surface that has a shine. However there is more to polishing concrete than just some grinding and adding a floor coating and buffing up a shine.
Polished concrete, from Regal Floors, is the processing of the concrete surface through a mechanical process that uses a diamond abrasive medium where each step is refined to its purest possible form on a microscopic level from one progressively finer abrasive to the next until the desired level of polish is achieved.
The process of polishing concrete consists of three consecutive categories: grinding, honing and polishing. Each category is then broken down into multiple steps, consisting of consecutively finer diamond abrasives.
During this process a densifier or hardener is applied that is absorbed into the concrete creating a chemical reaction that makes the concrete more dense and hard.
The result is a beautiful, durable and efficient surface which eliminates dusting and creates a low maintenance floor. The natural concrete floor can be customised with the addition of dyes or stains to make a unique finished floor and provide beauty with environmental benefits.