How Long Do Polished Concrete Floors Last?

Thanks to its smooth, crisp and classic finish, polished concrete floors are a popular choice for modern homeowners, especially those with messy kids running amuck. With no crevices to trap dirt or store grime, these sealed surfaces are easy to clean, polish and maintain, so gone are the days of scrubbing on your hands and knees for hours on end. If you’ve made the wise decision to elevate your interiors with this sturdy and robust flooring surface, you’ve probably wondered, “how long do polished concrete floors last?” Continue reading to find out more about polished concrete’s lifespan.

How long does polished concrete last?

One of the most attractive advantages of this flooring surface is its durability. Unlike other conventional flooring systems (such as timber, tile or vinyl), polished concrete is not vulnerable to long-term damage and won’t show signs of ageing, chipping, fracturing or cracking. This sturdy surface is also highly resistant to water damage, meaning mould, mildew, or bacteria will never be an issue.

With professional installation, a brief maintenance plan, and an occasional deep clean, polished concrete floors will last for multiple decades. Given it can withstand heavy foot traffic and regular wear and tear, polished concrete is also the ideal flooring choice for commercial and manufacturing facilities such as restaurants, shops and production floors.

The polished concrete lifespan also outweighs other popular flooring surfaces thanks to its multi-level grinding and sealing processes. Opting for this flooring material will be more valuable in the long run, as there will never come a day where polished concrete needs to be removed or replaced due to long-term wear or damage.

How to preserve your polished concrete’s lifespan

While minimal upkeep is required to keep polished concrete floors in premium condition, there are ways you can extend their lifespan even further. When it comes to cleaning, we recommend sweeping daily, mopping up accidental spills immediately and using a microfibre pad to remove dirt, dust, and debris from all surfaces. If you wish to mop the area, use a mild soapy detergent or a specific cleaning product and conditioner that’s designed for polished surfaces. To preserve the integrity and aesthetic of your concrete floors, avoid products with ammonia, vinegar, bleach, citrus or pine based cleaners that could tarnish the surface. Some soapy cleaners can also leave streak marks across your floors which will dull their overall shine. While no waxing is required, you can apply a sealer every few years to protect its gloss and impervious finish.

Ready to level up your interiors with polished concrete floors? Contact Geostone today

Now that you know how long polished concrete floors last, what’s stopping you from installing this strong, sturdy, durable material throughout your home? Whether you want to bring a honed finish and a non-slip surface to your bathroom or install polished flooring throughout your kitchen area, the trusted installers at Geostone can bring your vision to life. Contact us today to get started.

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