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What is the average life expectancy of a concrete countertop?
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
How long does a concrete countertop last?
You can expect a concrete countertop to last 50 years or more with reasonable care. Concrete can be rustic-industrial, or more decorative with addition of stone or glass aggregates at surface. However, it is prone to staining and a sealer must be reapplied regularly.
Here’s a bar graph that compares the life expectancy of a concrete countertop to other available materials.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Here’s links to some of our other blog posts about KITCHENS:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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