Imagine a smooth, high-luster floor that is durable enough for use in warehouse applications, yet shiny, clean, and professional enough for office buildings, hotels and restaurants. With recent advances in polishing equipment and techniques, concrete contractors are now grinding concrete floor surfaces-whether new or old-to a high-gloss finish that never needs waxing. Simply put, polishing concrete is similar to sanding wood. Heavy duty polishing machines are used to gradually grind down surfaces to the desired level of sheen-from satin to high-gloss. The resulting surface is very low-maintenance and can be stained to replicate the look of polished stone. Polished concrete is a particularly good alternative for homeowners or businesses that can't afford marble or granite floors but want the same brilliant, mirror-like finish. For more information on this popular application, visit www.concretenetwork.com.