Polished Coating Systems
Traditional Polished Concrete that has been processed through a series of mechanically ground "polishing/grinding" steps include the use of a APC Grout and Densicure densifier/hardener which penetrates into the concrete and creates a chemical reaction to help harden and dust proof the surface.
During concrete polishing the surface is processed through a series of steps using a Diamond Grinder and Polishing Pads giving a stunning finish to any residential or commercial environment.
Alternatively there is the Cut and Coat System where the concrete is ground down to expose the desired level of stone and then coated with a Urethane such as Tetrathane® or Liquathane® or an Epoxy such as EPO100G® Glaze which may also have a Urethane Tetrathane® top coat.
One advantage of a Cut and Coat systems is they are non-porous therefore easier to keep stain free and are an easier system to install, typically can be a more cost effective alternative to tradition mechanical polish system.
Both systems are very modern and attractive flooring alternatives to traditional tiles and carpet.