Good Questions: Sealing Concrete Floors?

Good Questions: Sealing Concrete Floors?

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Janel Laban
Sep 18, 2008

Brittany has a good question: My husband and I are buying our first home just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan and it has poured concrete floors in the lower level. I love them! The sellers claim they re-sealed them in 2002 and they recommended that we do it again before moving in. How often do polished concrete floors need to be sealed and is there a brand name that is better than another? Any tricks to doing it or just roll it on?

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We're hoping someday our home graces the pages of Apartment Therapy in the near future and want to put our best floor forward. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

If you have experience with or info on poured concrete floor maintenance, please share your knowledge with Brittany in the comments...thanks!

Photos: Concrete floor examples from Eichler Homes of San Francisco & Marin County

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