technically the upper face of a concrete floor is called an unformed face in contrast to formed concrete faces which get their shape and texture from the molds or formwork in which they are cast

technically the upper face of a concrete floor is called an unformed face in contrast to formed concrete faces which get their shape and texture from the molds or formwork in which they are cast. unformed faces are usually flat and require after-finishing ways of doing things to (accomplish or gain with effort) the needed/demanded texture. the most common texture or finish for internal exposed concrete floors is polished either power-trowelled for a smooth solid appearance or diamond-ground to expose the groups. a needed thing for greater slip resistance is often a driver to explore other options such as including retardants or shot-blasting. some of the ways of doing things more commonly used for external surfaces such as imprinting or brushing can also be used to good beauty-related effect inside