Since concrete's birth several thousand years ago it has seen many formulations, and with the advancements to chemicals, compounds, and application methods, decorative concrete was born. In the 20th century an array of exciting decorative concrete options began to emerge such as stained, stamped, coated, and finally polished concrete, which swiftly became the most sought after decorative concrete application due to it's many benefits. The practical benefits of a polished concrete floor may explain why an ever growing number of businesses, public spaces, supermarkets, and even homeowners are turning to their concrete floors instead of the multitude of decorative floor options. A natural byproduct of the concrete polishing process is the strengthening of the concrete floor. The surface density of a properly densified concrete floor can be raised by as much as 60-100%. A finishing coat of protector prevents dust from settling, protects the floor against stains, repels acid, and raises the luster of the floor, which makes it perfect for commercial use, such as in restaurants and showrooms. In addition to these practical benefits, the aesthetic appeal is along the lines of natural stone and hardwood floors. With a concrete floor you have limitless possibilities. This is what sets the concrete floor above all other options, that it truly is a 'blank canvas'. Since there are varying levels involved in the concrete polishing process, virtually every aspect of a polished concrete floor is individually customizable. From the coloring options and possibilities of pattern, to the level of light reflectivity, sheen, and smoothness, no two floors will look alike.