The Concrete Polishing Association of America has also:

Defined the functional and aesthetic advantages and disadvantages of ground hones and polished concrete.

Bonded Abrasive Polished Concrete has many advantages over other versions of polished concrete. As the concrete surface is processed during the bonded abrasive polished concrete, it becomes highly refined. The refinement process greatly enhances the durability of the concrete by eliminating the peaks and valleys of the pore structure.


The total refinement of each grit will remove obscurities in the surface and replace the scratch pattern, similar to sanding an automobile or wood. This creates a smoother surface to organize light.