No decorative concrete floor can be considered finished without the careful application of a quality sealant. Spending the extra time and money to apply this final layer of floor protection not only prolongs the life of any floor, but also adds an appealing gloss and shine. Here are a few examples of the most commonly asked questions about floor sealers and how they function to protect a floor.
1. What are the most common types of selants used on internal concrete floors?
The most common type of sealer found around Sydney projects is the film-forming sealers. These work by canvassing the floor with a protective film and are highly durable. This film prevents, staining, scuff marks and completely weatherproofs the floor from the elements. Learn more about the different floor styles
2. Is the sealer compatible with different types of flooring?
Most sealers are compatible with concrete floors, however if you are planning to apply it to different types of floor toppings then the sealant manufacturer may need to contacted to verify the compatibility of its product with the proposed surface. Some sealers can adversely interact with certain overlays which can result in undesirable side effects such as bubbling, peeling, blistering or bleeding. Be sure to contact a local floor sealing expert if you have any questions.
3. How protected should my floor be from scuffing and staining?
The guys at Apex Line marking have all the solutions for your line marking and decorative flooring. They use only the highest quality sealers which all have superior resistance to staining and scuff marking. Epoxy coating is what is recommended by most flooring professionals as it is easy to maintain, cheap and is perfect for high traffic environments. So if your flooring is suffering the scourge of black heel marks contact the guys at Apex Line Marking.
4. Are floor sealers hazardous to my families health?
It is important to know whether the floor sealant your are using is water based or solvent based, this is doubly important if the sealant is to be applied in a ventilated area. We recommend only using water based sealers as solvent based sealers are highly flammable and the fumes emitted are extremely toxic to humans and animals.
5. How long do will my sealer last?
Generally, a high quality sealant will last 3 years before another layer needs to be applied. However, this will depend on other externalities such as the conditions its exposed too and how well the floor is maintained. Garry from Apex says when it comes to selecting sealers, you often get what you pay for, so avoid the temptation to do it on the cheap.