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Sealing Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is incredibly durable because it is densified during the polishing process. Sometimes a densifier provides enough protection and additional sealing is not required. This depends on how much traffic the floor will get. Many polishing contractors who install floors in high traffic locales such as restaurants, schools, churches and stores opt to add a sealer. Check out the polished and sealed floors below.

Carolina Concrete Floor Polishing LLC in Spartanburg, SC

  • Polished, Stained & Protected
    This school floor was sealed with Prosoco's Consolideck PolishGuard. The sealer adds a glossy top coat to polished concrete. It also provides protection from spills that could damage the concrete, which is important when children are involved.

Dimensions Concrete Design in Rockmart, GA

  • A Floor that Glows
    The floor at this church was finished using Lavina's SPS Floor Glow penetrating sealer for polished concrete. When it comes to maintenance, all the floor requires is cleaning with a wet mop. Resealing every few years is recommended for a high traffic floor like this.

Concrete Polishing & Artistic Staining of AK in Chugiak, AK

  • Gleaming Grocery Store
    This grocery store project features an existing floor that was stained, stenciled and polished. In the aisle where vinegar and salad oils are stocked, a special penetrating sealer was applied that protects concrete from oil and food stains.

Colour in Placerville, CA

  • Protected Pattern
    After this floor at Campbell's headquarters was scored and dyed, two coats of a polish guard were burnished into the surface. A polish guard provides stain protection and excellent light reflectivity, which can be seen on this project.

Your contractor will be able to recommend a sealer that works with polished concrete and how often you will need to reseal. Don't fall victim to the myth that polished concrete floors are indestructible, if you do you'll likely have a floor that doesn't look up to par in a few years.