Full Stone Exposure in most cases requires more aggressive passes by grinding equipment, additional time and depending on equipment and concrete hardness will usually cost a little more.
Salt n Pepper is achieved by only exposing the small stones and fines of the concrete.
Cream Finish is basically polishing the surface without exposing stone or fines of concrete.
If the floor is lumpy with high & low spots, the high spots will expose larger stone, as the machine will try to cut as flat as possible.
A DIAMOND POLISHED CONCRETE FLOOR WILL HANDS DOWN, OUTLAST ANY COATINGS AND RESIST KIDS, ANIMALS, FURNITURE DRAGGING. THE SURFACE STRENGTH IS MUCH HARDER THAN ANY COATING.
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