Sealing Concrete Floors: Mistakes to Avoid

Property owners accrue many benefits by sealing concrete floors. On the other hand, some people end up with a complete mess or one that does not last long. Where do they go wrong?

Surface Preparation

Before sealing the concrete floors, the surface should be clean. Sweep the floor to avoid bumps forming when the sealing is completed.

Working in a Circle

When sealing concrete floors, the direction of application is quite tricky. If a person begins from all corners of the room towards the center, the person is circled in and eventually he or she will be forced to step on the wet surface, leaving footprints.

Choice of Sealer

Different products work on different surfaces. The choice depends on the expectations of the user. For example, for a lustrous look, the film former is appropriate and for a course look, penetrate is the best choice.

Damaged Surfaces

The process of sealing concrete floors is most effective on even surfaces. If the surface is course due to it chipping off, the result will be unappealing. Layer the floor with concrete and let it dry.

Manufacturer Instructions

Every package comes with instructions on what to do and what to avoid. However, very few people, if any, read the instructions.

Insufficient Supply of the Sealer

Avoid running out of supplies by making an estimate of what is needed. Do this by multiplying the length and width of the area to determine the square footage of the surface. Generally, one container will be useful for at least 200 sq ft.