Pros & Cons of Sealing a New Concrete Floor
Shields the floor against dust and moisture damage: Commercial concrete floor sealers protect floors against debris and water damage. The surface is seamless, strong, and moisture-proof.
Increases concrete floor lifespan: Concrete floor sealants provide a protective barrier for the concrete surface, preventing it from deteriorating or spalling. Untreated concrete floors last an average of five years before they show signs of wear and tear, but sealed concrete floors can last up to twenty years or more.
Enhances floor color: Sealing commercial concrete floors enhance existing colors, making them more eye-catching and adding instant aesthetic appeal to your commercial property.
Can make floors slippery: Sealed concrete surfaces can be slippery when wet. For areas with high foot traffic, we recommend adding an abrasive compound in the sealer formulation to create a non-skid surface.
Requires semi-regular replacement: Sealed concrete surfaces need resealing every few years, particularly in high-traffic areas, areas with high-weight loads, or areas that are regularly exposed to chemical spills such as garage floors or automotive shops. If you’re looking for a resealing schedule, we recommend an average of two years no matter what type of sealant you are using.
Is better suited for older surfaces: Concrete sealers are only suitable for established concrete surfaces that are at least a month old. Sealers will not adhere properly to newly poured concrete slabs. If the unsealed concrete has not cured properly, sealers can also damage the structure of the slab.