Using in situ polished concrete as a flooring material has many advantages when incorporated from the outset in any new build or refurb project. Concrete is durable, ages beautifully with the passage of time, can form an almost seamless finish, works both inside and outside, will stain but is relatively low in maintenance and has huge advantages associated with heating and cooling efficiency.
Using in situ concrete as the material of choice is a leap of faith as not only is it a bold choice of material per se but also by definition, in situ means you cannot choose, fully control, or replace any bits of it you don’t like. Concrete’s uncompromising honesty as a material along with the infinite variations in tone, texture and patina will give you a floor like no others. You will inevitably appreciate, understand and respect the certain nuances it displays because it is what it is, an honest truth to materials and the stuff of stuff. You will mould to it but it won't mould to you.