This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
Update for 2023: Sealing a Warehouse Concrete Floor
In this updated article, we talk about Sealing a Warehouse Concrete Floor. If you have encountered any issues and have any suggestions or have questions, please comment below.
Sealing a Warehouse Floor
Keeping a warehouse floor clean and damage-free is important to the life of the floor. Most warehouse floors and very large in area and can be costly to repair if not maintained. To maintain a warehouse floor, it should be cleaned and sealed every couple of years.
Sealing a warehouse floor will lock out unwanted moisture that can penetrate the concrete and cause water damage. A warehouse floor sealer will also resist stains and spills making them easier to clean up. When no sealer is present, staining is common and some stains from oil and grease can become permanent eyesores.
Before sealing a warehouse floor the entire surface should be cleaned with a mild detergent and a pressure washer or scrub brush. For extremely large areas, a floor-scrubbing machine can be used. Once the floor is clean and the wastewater is extracted, the floor should be allowed to dry for several days.
The best sealer for a warehouse floor is a penetrating no gloss type sealer. Normally these are siloxane-based clear sealers. They give the floor a slight wet look but without a glossy finish or slippery texture. These warehouse floor sealers will penetrate the concrete floor up to a ¼ inch for maximum protection against stains and moisture.
Creating a non-slip stain-free surface is important when dealing with warehouse floors in commercial or industrial use. A well-maintained warehouse floor will increase the value of the property and keep repair costs down.
Maintenance is the key to a damage-free and great-looking floor. Sealing a warehouse floor is a smart way to protect your investment and to keep building costs and future repairs to a minimum.
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