Concrete installation and the multitude of ways you can use it inside your home, in outdoor spaces or even commercial facilities is pretty straight forward. There are a few additional components of concrete installation and maintenance that can lead to some questions.
At Select Flooring Systems not only do we install concrete but we help you make the right selections in sealers to ensure your concrete floors stand the test of time.
Don’t know much about concrete sealers? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We thought we would take some time to answer some of your questions about concrete sealer to clear up confusion and help you best care for and protect your concrete finishes.
What is a Concrete Sealer?
Concrete sealer is a substance that penetrates the surface of the concrete, filling the pores and making the surface more resilient. By itself, sealer doesn’t change the appearance of the concrete. However, by filling in the pores of the concrete, it enables your concrete to better repel water and other liquids.
Why Do I Need Concrete Sealer?
Concrete sealer is effective in protecting your concrete and raising its durability when you live in a region that goes through a freeze-thaw cycle. Which actually includes most of the United states. It is also extremely effective in protecting your concrete from staining, chemicals, dust, abrasion, and contributes to an overall better appearance.
What Happens if I Don’t Seal My concrete?
Concrete surfaces are actually very porous. These pores can collect moisture. If this moisture freezes and expands it can damage your concrete. Other materials and liquids can also get into concrete pore and cause damage and discoloration, as well.
What Does Concrete Sealer Look Like?
Concrete sealer is virtually invisible, it won’t change the look of your concrete much at all. Concrete sealer can be used in combination with stains, stamps, and other finishing methods to accommodate almost any style you wish.
How is Concrete Sealer Applied?
At Select Flooring Systems we apply sealer using a variety of tools and brushes to achieve the best looking finish possible. There are DIY sealer kits available, however, we always recommend using a professional for best results of concrete sealer in Ohio.
How Long Will Concrete Sealer Last?
The good news is, when applied professionally with high quality sealer (which we use!) your concrete seal should last and protect your concrete finish for up to 10 years. This means that one little finishing application to your concrete can save you a lot of time and money in maintenance issues down the road.