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How long does grind and seal take?

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Concrete grind and seal
Policrete Team
Policrete Team
September 16, 2021
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Understanding the time involved with this affordable flooring solution

You might be thinking about installing grind and seal concrete. You've researched it and love how it looks. You can see it transforming the feel of your home or business with its sophisticated appearance, and the fact it's so affordable is even better.  Just one question remains: how long does it take to install? And another question, directly related to the previous one: how long will you need to deal with the inconvenience while it's completed?

The answer may surprise you. Grind and seal is one of the fastest flooring types to get installed. Read on to learn how long concrete grind and seal takes.

Policrete offers a vast range of options when it comes to concrete flooring installation. Learn more and find out how we can assist with your concrete grind and seal.

How long does grind and seal concrete take?

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Every particular grind and seal concrete installation is different. How long grind and seal concrete takes to install depends on a number of specific factors like:

  • The size and shape of the floor
  • The quality of the existing concrete
  • Whether new concrete needs to be poured
  • The sealing options you'd like
  • The accessibility of the grind and seal concrete area

Each job is unique and comes with its own particular set of challenges. Typically, we estimate 3-5 days for a grind and seal from start to finish. Depending on the location of the job within your home, your family may be relatively unaffected, while in other cases you might choose to stay outside your home. It could be just the time to take a little holiday!

Policrete will be able to give you a clearer idea of the timeframe once we've assessed the area and know what exactly you'd like.

How long will grind and seal concrete floors last?

While there will always be some degree of inconvenience with flooring installation, no matter the material, you can look forward to the longevity of grind and seal concrete. Usually, grind and seal concrete will last beyond 5 years before it needs a re-seal, depending on floor traffic. For example, grind and seal concrete in your home's kitchen could need retouching sooner, while grind and seal concrete in a spare room used for storage could go many years without needing attention.

A useful and helpful way that you can extend your grind and seal concrete's longevity is by using the correct seal. By making sure the seal that's used is appropriate for the traffic and environmental conditions which affect the floor, you'll extend its life. Not only will delay the hassle of re-sealing your grind and seal concrete, you'll save yourself money. Some other useful suggestions:

  • Keep your grind and seal concrete clean and vacuumed
  • Promptly wipe up spills and other messes when they occur
  • Be sure to only use a soft mop and non-bleach, non-citrus cleaners
  • As much as possible, avoid wearing shoes on grind and seal concrete
  • Use protective pads underneath furniture legs

How soon can you do a grind and seal on my floors!

Very soon! Our team are standing by, ready to ask the necessary questions to get started. But we won't rush the process. When we install your grind and seal concrete, Policrete will provide recommendations, tips and tricks around everything you can do to ensure it lasts a very long time.

If you still have unanswered questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our warm, helpful team. We're always on hand to help with any queries about grind and seal concrete.

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