With a world more conscious about their limited resources and a economy searching for more value per dollar, designer and architects are turning to bare concrete as one cost effective solution for the masses. To reduce energy cost architects are looking for ways to increase the natural light without increasing maintenance cost, glossy floor reflect more light then reducing energy consumption. Glossy polished concrete is a very cost effective solution and one adopted by many mayor retail chains like Walmart, Home depot, Office Depot(USA) and other. Adding diamond polishing to the equation a high gloss floor with colors can be as decorative as marble or granite with a fraction of the cost.
Now, to obtain a concrete floor that looks like the one in this picture above, the concrete needs to be place with very high FF number by a competitive company and with the proper techniques.