1. Zero impact on the environment
Well maybe not zero, but very little. Imagine you bought a warehouse that you are going to convert to apartments. Very cool idea and gaining ground in urban areas. After figuring out your budget, you decide on how to divide up the space, you pick out finishes, and do all of the things that you need to do.
Everything that is going to go into that remodel will have some impact on the environment. Drywall must be manufactured, as does paint, nails, and screws. How about the lumber that needs to be installed? Trees needs to be harvested for that.
Then what to do with the floor. Carpet? Tile? Hardwood? These choices all have an environmental impact.
If you consider the impact that polished concrete has it is very minimal. Polished concrete is using a machine to process the concrete slab until the desired finish and gloss is achieved.
You can create a focal point with your floor without installing anything. Best of all the floor will last