As editor of Concrete Surfaces magazine, let me be the first to congratulate the eight winners of our fifth annual Polished Concrete Awards.

Actually, there are seven winners. The eighth is our version of the People’s Choice award, except we call it the Readers’ Choice award.

If you voted for Charley’s Concrete Lazy River, would you explain why by e-mailing Some judges thought the floor looks incomplete, almost like a mistake. I like it very much and imagine the client is quite happy with it.

All the entries show contractors are becoming increasingly creative with polishing products and processes to deliver projects beyond industrial and warehouse floor applications. Some contractors have won in previous years; others are first-time recipients.

We’ll publish the winners in our January 2016 issue for anyone who misses them here.