Product Update: Concrete Floor Sealant Protects Concrete Floor and Hardscape Investments

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Innovations in concrete floor sealants are providing homeowners and builders with new and improved methods for protecting concrete floors and exterior hardscapes. ConcreteNetwork.com provides updated information on sealer products and how to seal concrete properly.

Concrete floor sealant application.

The application of concrete floor sealant is one of the most important steps in the long-term protection of any concrete surface. ConcreteNetwork.com has updated its concrete sealer section with up-to-date articles and information on today's most innovative products, including tips on how to seal concrete floors, functions of sealers and how to pick the right type of sealer.

Once a decorative concrete floor is installed, whether it is a stamped pool deck or patio, an interlocking paver driveway or a stained floor, proper maintenance and protection with the right type of concrete sealer is key in keeping the floor spectacular for many years while extending its service life.

Sealers fall into two broad categories: penetrating sealers and film forming sealers. Some of their main functions are to beautify and enhance color, protect surfaces from dirt, oil, grease, and chemicals, resist abrasion and UV exposure, repel water and more.

Penetrating sealers are most commonly used to improve the durability of exterior concrete surfaces subject to corrosion and freeze-thaw damage. While film-forming sealers are most often used for decorative concrete work, and they do just what the name implies - form a protective film on the surface of the concrete.

For more detailed information on the benefits of applying concrete sealers and how to apply concrete driveway sealer and more, visit The Concrete Network's concrete sealer buyer's guide for more extensive articles.

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Established in 1999, The Concrete Network's purpose is to educate consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative concrete techniques, applications, and products. This includes concrete stains, equipment, sealers, tools, and materials. Now in its 10th year, The Concrete Network Website had over 10.2 million visitors in 2008 researching decorative concrete.

The site excels at connecting contractors with concrete products suppliers through its Concrete Product Directory Concrete Products service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as local decorative concrete supply stores.

Photos courtesy of Decorative Concrete Institute in Temple, GA.

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