The lifespan of concrete floor surfaces
Written: October 23, 2019
When you're considering the installation of a custom concrete floor in your home or business, you might wonder about its life expectancy. No one wants to purchase flooring that won't stand the test of time. Fortunately, polished concrete is a strong and highly durable material. It can outperform many alternatives if you care for it properly.
Concrete is one of the longest lasting flooring options available on the market. This sturdy flooring option is more resistant to scratches, stains and nicks. This means you won’t have to replace your surface as often as the alternative options like carpet and wood flooring. These floors normally remain in service for at least 20 years. They can potentially last longer with adequate upkeep, especially if they're in favorable locations and have been installed correctly. Unlike some competing options, concrete won't peel or rot. It usually doesn't demand as much maintenance as other flooring materials like wood.
This type of floor has the potential to crack and may need replacement if it develops numerous cracks over time. Foundation problems, local weather conditions and poor installation methods sometimes promote cracking. Building owners can't always prevent situations that shorten a floor's lifespan. Like any material, polished concrete may suffer sudden damage with explosions, earthquakes or other uncontrollable disasters occur.
This flooring option simplifies the upkeep and cleaning, but it isn't maintenance-free. Owners must clean it using the appropriate equipment and supplies. It's also important to avoid spilling harsh chemicals on the surface. Be sure to quickly patch any cracks that appear. Don't allow water to enter cracks and freeze; this process may inflict additional damage.
Maintenance is made easy with concrete flooring. Because this flooring option is practical and long-lasting, it doesn’t take much to keep your surface looking new. Simply sweeping, dry mopping and promptly cleaning up spills can prevent staining and help prevent dulling over time.
Consider sealing the floor after installation. This step will preserve the appearance of its surface by preventing stains and other blemishes. Cleaning tasks will become less difficult. Sealing provides these benefits by making the surface less porous. Remember to read the sealant's instructions thoroughly. To achieve the best results, you may need to re-seal a polished concrete floor in the future.
At Custom Concrete Creations, we are your floor polishing and decorative flooring experts. There is no project too big or small for our team of seasoned experts. We use state-of-the-art equipment for every project to ensure that you receive the highest quality flooring solution possible. We help you achieve the look you want and only consider the job done when you are happy with the results.
Turn to Custom Concrete Creations when your old floors reach the end of their lifespan or you want a long-lasting solution for a new structure. We provide concrete flooring solutions for restaurants, stores, warehouses, breweries and other commercial and industrial establishments in the midwestern United States. To get started, please contact our friendly staff for additional details or an estimate.