Polished concrete provides one of the most beautiful and long lasting concrete surfaces. The polishing process is a physical one, much like sanding wood. During the polishing process, progressively finer grit tools are used until the end result is a highly polished and reflective surface, much like a granite countertop. The concrete can also be stained, although the natural color of concrete can be quite beautiful. It is easy to maintain and very durable. It is rapidly growing in popularity in commercial and residential settings.