When a new Cub Foods was being built in Eagan, Minn., the owners decided polishing was a smarter and more cost-effective option than tile or stained flooring due to its durability and ease of maintenance.

Concrete Arts, Hudson, Wis., began by grinding the 36,000-square-foot floor down to a level two polish. The floor was then dyed in a checkerboard pattern with a Bomanite color blend of Malt Brown and Sweet Potato.

For added durability, the floor was chemically hardened with Pentra-Sil and sealed with Pentra-Guard. 

The project took a total of five weeks with five crew members. Since the building was new, the job was completed during regular business hours.