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How long does concrete grind and seal take?

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Concrete grind and seal
Policrete Team
Policrete Team
August 30, 2021
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Understanding the time required for beautiful floors

Thinking about getting a concrete grind and seal for your home or business? You're in luck! A grind and seal is a cheap, beautiful and fast solution.

But how long does it take to do a grind and seal on your floors? The answer is contingent on several factors. Read on to find out more about grind and seal flooring timelines, and see

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What is involved in a concrete grind and seal?

Before discussing how long it takes to carry out a concrete grind and seal, it's important to understand how the process works. First, the top layer of concrete is mechanically eroded to show the stone beneath. When the desired stone exposure is reached, visible scratches are then cleaned and grouted to create a glass-like surface. Finally, the floor is finished with a matte, semi-gloss or high gloss protective sealer.

The results of a concrete grind and seal are spectacular: an affordable, low-maintenance and glamorous flooring look that can last a lifetime. Floors treated in this fashion are also highly sanitary, resistant to bacteria and spills. The increasing popularity of this sort of flooring is no fluke! It's an authentically great choice.

With that out of the way, continue on to find out about how long a concrete grind and seal takes, plus get answers for some related questions.

How long does concrete grind and seal take?

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It's difficult to quote a precise figure of time in general. A typical figure for completing a concrete grind and seal for an existing slab is 3-5 days. If a new pour is involved, that figure may be pushed out. However, many variables are at play. The length of time is determined by a host of other factors such as:

  • The size and shape of the floorspace in question
  • Sealing finish required
  • Any necessary edgework
  • Aepairs that may need to be completed

The easiest thing to do is to get in touch with us here at Policrete. We can inspect the area and provide a time frame along with a complimentary quote.

How long does a concrete grind and seal last?

Grind and seal floors are highly durable and will last for up to 10 years, depending on usage. When the need arises, they are able to be resealed easily and inexpensively. You can rest assured the results will endure without the need for regular maintenance and interruption.

Is a concrete grind and seal faster than other floor types?

A concrete grind and seal is much faster than some other flooring installation types. For example, it's far faster than installing a new concrete floor, where you have to prepare a level surface, pour a slab, and wait for concrete to settle and harden before moving on to the final sealing and finishing stages.

How long will Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) be an issue?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are carcinogens and the less time you and your family are exposed to them the better. Fortunately, grind and seal concrete emits VOCs only for about a week, after which off-gassing won't occur. Avoiding rooms whose floors have been treated with a concrete grind and seal for that time is a good idea. It could even be a convenient time to take a holiday. While a week seems like a long time, it's in stark contrast to many other common floor coverings and treatments, which continually emit VOCs.

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