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Understanding the Different Requirements of a Concrete Floor Sealer

Flortex Clearseal - water based acrylic concrete floor sealing dustproofer

Liquids & Moisture Resistance

Concrete floor sealers act as a protective barrier against moisture, stains and chemicals. The sealer creates a barrier that prevents liquids such as water and oil from seeping into the pores of the concrete.

To seal the floor and prevent exposure to chemicals reduces the risk of chemical attack causing weakness and degradation of the substrate.

Dust Protection

One of the most common issues of concern throughout industry is dust. It causes damage to stock and equipment as well as being a major cause of blockage and damage to air conditioning and purification systems.

Dust is unhealthy within the workplace. Whether it be personal or stock (food products in particular) and so, the sealing of the floors is paramount in the meeting of Health and Safety standards as required by law.

Furthermore, the creation of dust makes cleaning routines much harder, longer and more costly to complete. This is made even worse by the need for bigger and more expensive cleaning machinery.

Freeze/Thaw Damage

The prevention of liquids from soaking into the substrate can also dramatically reduce damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles.  This is where primarily water that has penetrated into the unsealed substrate freezes and as freezes it expands within the confines of the pores of the substrate.

This then becomes the major cause of cracking as well as the scaling or spalling of the surface. As the years pass by, a vicious cycle establishes itself as the cacks and the holes become bigger which in turn hold more water. The greater the volume of water, the greater the expansion when it freezes causing a greater amount of damage. Each and every time this occurs!!

Improved Appearance

The benefits of using concrete floor sealers go far beyond protection. They enhance the appearance of your floor by providing a glossy or matte finish, depending on the type of sealer used. You can choose a sealer that complements the overall aesthetic of your space. Whether you prefer a sleek and modern look or a more natural and rustic feel. With the right sealer, your concrete floor can become a stunning focal point in any room.

Stain Resistance

Floor sealers can improve the stain resistance of concrete, making spills easier to clean and preventing permanent damage to the surface.

Additionally, sealers not only make the surface far easier to clean and maintain, saving valuable time and effort in the long run, but can also dramatically increase the lifespan of the concrete.

Moreover, sealers can improve the stain resistance of concrete, making spills easier to clean and preventing permanent damage to the surface. Whether it’s a glass of red wine or a dropped plate of spaghetti, accidents happen. But with a quality sealer, you can rest assured that any spills or stains can be easily wiped away, leaving your floor looking as good as new. No more worrying about unsightly marks or spending hours scrubbing to remove stubborn stains.

UV Resistance

Another advantage of using concrete floor sealers is their ability to protect against the exposure to the damaging effects of UV rays. Over time, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause concrete to fade or discolour. However, with a UV-resistant sealer, you can keep your concrete floor looking vibrant and fresh for years to come. Whether it’s in a residential or commercial setting, the last thing you want is a dull and faded floor that detracts from the overall ambiance of the space.

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