Assessing as-struck in-situ concrete surface finishes
Assessing the quality of concrete surface finishes is a matter of opinion since it is subjective rather than objective. Not surprisingly, there is often controversy and disagreement as to whether or not a particular finish that has been achieved is poor, satisfactory, good, or perhaps the best that could be achieved in the circumstances. Usually the question is whether or not the finish achieved has been in accordance with the specification requirements, or with the intent of the specification, which may not be the same thing.
Concrete Advice 16 Assessing as-struck in-situ concrete surface finishes gives guidance on assessing surface finishes.