Call us on 01422 868 699

Make Your Floors Safe & Dry: Why You Should Seal Concrete Floors

Did you know that having your cellar floor sealed will save you from a potentially dangerous situation someday?

You may think that is a grandiose claim, but in fact, concrete can be slippery and damp.

Today, we are going to examine the importance of concrete sealer and why you want to coat your floors. Then we will discuss what to cover your floors with and end with the prep work you can complete before hiring a contractor.

Are you ready to learn more? Keep on reading to find out how to eliminate any potential disasters!

Why Use Concrete Sealer?

You may be wondering, “Do I really need a concrete sealer? Can I put it off? Is it just a waste of money?”

Put simply, the answer is “Yes, you do need it. No, you can’t afford to wait.”

Like any good investment, you must take care of your property. Concrete is man-made and used in a lot of places such as pavements, concrete bridges, and floors.

However, like most things, if not maintained it can wear out.

For example, you’ve probably walked on a pavement that is beginning to crack. It naturally degrades from exposure to the elements.

If you seal your concrete, you can prevent dampness, mould, and mildew in your home. This will also help you avoid any potential disasters, such as slipping or falling while carrying a load of groceries into your home.

Why not take preventative measures now rather than incurring damages that will cost more in the long run?

What to Damp Proof & Seal Concrete With

RFC Epoxy Damp Proof Membrane is a two-component applied surface floor primer. You can brush it onto the concrete and it will adhere to damp surfaces. After it dries, a barrier will exist that protects against the moisture from below.

This will solve your worries about a damp basement, garage, or cellar! You can then follow this up with a sealer that will add a decorative element to the floor and reduce dust.

RFC Concrete Floor Paint in light grey used in warehouse
A concrete floor sealed with 2 coats of RFC Concrete Floor Paint

Should you not require a DPM you can prime and paint your floor with an all in one product like RFC Concrete Floor Paint. With this product, 2 coats are vital to prime and then add the decorative finish.

What to Do Before Sealing Concrete Floors

Once you’ve decided that you are going to seal your concrete floor, there are some things you need to do.

Before sealing your concrete, you’re going to want to clean it first. The surface of the concrete is porous, so you want to make sure you remove the dirt and grease first.

By preparing it for the sealing process, you will save yourself time and energy. All that remains is to hire a contractor or buy a suitable product yourself!

Check Us Out!

We know it is important to take care of our investments. Having a concrete floor in a basement or garage can pose problems. Moisture can destroy belongings in these rooms. Concrete can also be slippery.

Yet, you can still enjoy these spaces, provided you take the right next steps and use a concrete sealer.

By investing in a floor coating, you can eliminate these worries and prevent any future issues.

If you wish to hire a contractor, look no further, for Resin Floor Coatings UK has a team of experienced contractors who are willing to help you on this journey.

Want more information? We would love to answer any further questions you might have.