The amazing durability of concrete combined with the dazzling brilliance and low maintenance of diamond polishing, is making polished concrete the flooring choice.

The Process

1 Simply put, polishing concrete is similar to sanding wood. Heavy-duty polishing machines equipped with progressively finer grits of diamond-impregnated segments or disks (akin to sandpaper) are used to gradually grind down surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness.

2 The process begins with the use of coarse diamond segments bonded in a metallic matrix. These segments are coarse enough to remove minor pits, blemishes, stains, or light coatings from the floor in preparation for final smoothing. Depending on the condition of the concrete, this initial rough grinding is generally a three- to four-step process. With this process we give the floor a smooth profiile.

3 The next steps involve fine grinding of the concrete surface using diamond abrasives embedded in a plastic or resin matrix. Crews use ever-finger grits of polishing disks (a process called “lapping”) until the floor has the desired sheen. For an extreme- ly high-gloss finish, a final grit of 1500 or finer may be used. Experienced polishing crews know when to switch to the next-fin- ger grit by observing the floor surface and the amount of material being removed.

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The grinding and polishing process is one of the many choices you have for a beautiful, durable, environmentally friendly floor that we produce. For this particular process you as a customer have 3 main choices - Colors, Exposure Level and Reflectivity Level.


Hover over the concrete tint below to see how it can change.

  • Soft Gray
  • Georgia Clay
  • Grecian Gray
  • Snow Pea
  • Black
  • Leather
  • Storm cloud
  • Slash Pine
  • Winter Sunset
  • Rustic Bark
  • Cold Steel
  • Frost Green
  • Merlot
  • Inca Gold
  • Aquamarine
  • Emerald Green
  • Driftwood
  • Beach Sand
  • Bahama Blue
  • Aztec Red
  • Ponderosa
  • Douglas Fir
  • Mocha
  • Geogia Clay
  • Emerald
  • Graphite
  • Light Roast
  • Brown Stone
  • Serpentine
  • Black
  • Espresso
  • Rose Quartz
  • Blue Stone
  • White
  • Desert Sand
  • Red Rock
  • Caribbean Blue
  • Amber
  • Painted Desert
  • Concrete Gray
  • Bronze
  • Copper Patina
  • Welsh Slate
  • Gold
  • Saddle Brown
  • Maroon
  • Green
  • Raw Sienna
  • Chocolate Brown
  • Sepia
  • Pine Green
  • Caramel
  • Walnut
  • Eggplant
  • Forest Green
  • Sand
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Turquoise
  • Gray
  • Terra Cotta
  • Chestnut
  • Slate Blue
  • Black
  • Mahogany
  • Red
  • Patriot Blue
  • Midnight Black

The color effects produced may differ significantly from that shown on the color chart. A representative test section should be prepared for each individual concrete surface prior to general application. Note that application of coatings may darken the appearance of dyed concrete.


    Level of aggregate exposure


  • Grade I
    Light sand exposure
    150 or 80 metal starting point
  • Class I
    Low reflectivity
    400 resin finish
  • Grade II
    Salt and pepper exposure
    40 metal starting point
  • Class II
    Medium reflectivity
    800 resin finish
  • Grade III
    Full aggregate exposure
    25 metal starting point
  • Class III
    High reflectivity
    1500 or 3000 resin finish


About us

With over 25 years in the floor care industry, Diamond Polishing Systems knows what it takes to make customers happy. Knowing the limitations of conventional floor care systems made the decision easy for us to feature concrete polishing along with our current line of services.

Polished concrete is without a doubt becoming the present and is certainly the future of industrial, commercial, and residential flooring. Incredible gratification comes from producing beautiful long lasting, maintenance free floors that are also very environ- mentally friendly.

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8801 Canyon Rd E Puyallup WA 98371

Servicing all of Washington and select areas of Oregon and Idaho