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Sealing Interior Concrete Floors

Interior Concrete Floors

Interior concrete floors are becoming a hot choice for homeowners because a decorative concrete floor is long-lasting, easy to maintain and incredibly durable. What most people don’t know is that using a sealer on your concrete floor is a primitive step in order to get the best results.

In addition to your previously installed concrete floor, read on to find out how to seal your concrete floor correctly.

Cleaning

  • Once the concrete has been poured it can take 4-6 weeks to cure. If you have existing concrete flooring then luckily you don’t need to wait out the tedious time frame.
  • Thoroughly wash the floor surface and if you have not stained your floor already, you’ll need to do this first. It is recommended to use a degreaser before applying a sealer.
  • Sweep/vacuum all dirt and debris so the concrete floor is spotless.
concrete floor in bedroom
paint and broom

Materials That You Will Need for Sealing Interior Concrete Floors:

 

  • Concrete floor cleaner
  • Or soap and water
  • Degreaser
  • Mop/Vacuum/Broom/Dustpan
  • Bucket With Stir-Stick
  • Concrete Filler
  • Putty Knife
  • Concrete Sealer
  • Sprayer or Power Washer (optional)
  • Paint Roller
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint Tray
  • Plastic Covering (optional)
  • Boots for your feet

Filling In Cracks

Interior Concrete Floors

  • If you have any cracking in your concrete floor, use concrete filler. Fast drying concrete filler will help shorten the dry time.
  • Using a putty knife, smooth the concrete filler into the cracks and let dry up to 5-7 hours or as the package recommends.

Seal & Dry

  • With your concrete sealer, pour it into a paint tray and with a roller apply the concrete sealer, apply one coat evenly and apply the second coat of sealer about 2 hours later. In about 4 hours from the last coat of sealer it should be safe to walk on.
  • If necessary, use a paint brush to seal the edges of the room.
  • Let dry overnight and make sure to open windows so you can air the space and breathe easy as the liquid part of the sealer will evaporate.
cracking floor with flower
colourful concrete floor

Hint:

  • To prevent scratches, scuffs and stains you should use a high grade sealer like polyurethane or epoxy type sealer.

So next time you have a spill, there is no need to worry about a stain! Sealing your interior concrete floors will ensure that the porous quality of your concrete is filled and smooth, which will make it longer lasting and much easier to clean.

Sealing interior concrete floors is not a hard task to complete, it just requires a lot of dry time. Interior decorative concrete floors are a great floor that, with care, can last for a very long time and provide a beautiful appearance throughout your home!  So if you are a Do It Yourself enthusiast, you can add this to your list of exciting projects.  And if you would prefer to have us take care of it for you, then we are happy too!

Want some help with this project? Call us NOW at 416-494-9095 or by emailing Brian@HomePaintersToronto.com.

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