Southeast Floors have a wealth of experience in applying sealants for residential, commercial and industrial projects. We can help with all your sealing requirements for numerous concrete finishes and speciality floors including:
- Resurfaced concrete
- Polished concrete
- Honed concrete
- Coloured concrete
- Exposed concrete
- Food preparation areas
- Industrial workshops
Concrete sealants are used to protect the concrete and can also be used to repel stains, achieve a particular design finish or for slip resistance. Different sealants are used depending on the type of concrete finish and requirements, but generally they can be classified into penetrative sealers and surface sealers.
As the name suggests, penetrative sealers penetrate into the concrete substrate. This type of sealer will not affect the surface appearance of the concrete and they are generally used to make the structure less porous, by limiting the amount of water and pollutants absorbed by the concrete.
Penetrative sealers help protect the concrete, but as they do not sit on the surface of the concrete, they will not negatively impact upon the slip resistance of the finish.
Surface sealers/ hard sealers sit on the surface of the concrete and include acrylic and polyurethane sealants (both water based and solvent based formulas are available). There are numerous types of surface sealers and these can be used to:
- Enhance the look of decorative concrete (e.g. polished concrete, coloured colour, exposed concrete)
- Protect the concrete in high traffic areas
- Protect concrete structures (e.g. concrete benches, furniture and benchtops)
- Provide specific resistance (e.g. anti-graffiti, chlorine repellent, petrol resistant)
- Can also be mixed with additives (e.g. powdered glass to improve grip and slip resistance of surface)
Properly curing concrete is essential to achieving a professional finish and ensuring the concrete reaches the desired strength. Having worked on many commercial, industrial and large scale residential projects, we are experienced in using a variety of curing compounds to meet the technical requirements of the job .
We have links with leading manufacturers of curing products and can work with you to achieve a guaranteed impermeable finish. Selecting the best curing compound for a project must be done carefully and for the best result, should be applied by qualified professionals. We can assist you with choosing the best product and guide you through our application methods and process.
To get the best finish on your surface it is best to have sealants and curing products applied by qualified professionals. Get in touch with us today to discuss your sealing and curing requirements, we have the technical knowledge and can guide you on on the best product to use and suggested maintenance program.