Problem: How do I seal a new concrete floor?

Tough, durable and highly versatile, concrete is perhaps the defining building material of our age. But like all mineral based materials over time it is vulnerable to water ingress, freeze/ thaw cycle, abrasion stress, impact damage, salt erosion and chemical attack. So what is the best option for sealing a new concrete floor? In ideal curing conditions (20 deg C) you can apply acrylic sealers to new concrete after 28 days and epoxy coatings after 2 months...

Solution: How do I seal a new concrete floor?

1. Clear Solvent Acrylic Sealer (Kingfisher Ultimate Topcoat)

Solvent acrylic resin sealers are the professional's choice in superior concrete protection. One coat penetrates into the concrete substrate, where the resin sets and stabilises the absorbent surface. A second coat builds a durable protective non-yellowing finish. Eliminates dust and hardens the surface.

2. Water Based Acrylic Sealer (Kingfisher 1 Coat Dust Proofer)

A low odour surface binding sealer which seals the surface and suppresses dust in one easy application.

3. Epoxy Sealers & Coatings (Kingfisher Epoxy Floor Paint)

Water based 2-pack epoxy coatings offer superb protection to concrete surfaces, providing complete encapsulation of dust particles and unrivalled durability and depth of colour compared with conventional floor paints, which often flake and have limited abrasion resistance. Kingfisher Epoxy Floor Paint offers excellent abrasion resistance making it the perfect choice for high traffic areas where pallet trolleys and fork-lifts are operating.

Being water-based and non-taint, Kingfisher epoxy floor paint minimises disruption when applied in food prep areas, medical and animal environments with its signature low odour characteristics. Water based epoxy coatings are also resistant to a wide range of chemicals including hydraulic fluids, making them a natural choice for: garages, factories, warehouses, schools, healthcare facilities, veterinary surgeries, kennels, milking parlours, showrooms, workshops and many other areas.

Products to Remedy the Problem

One Coat Dust Proofer

Kingfisher "One Coat Dust Proofer" works on both established and new concrete floors locking away dust and hardening the surface. This outstanding concrete floor dustproofer will help tackle the problems caused by concrete dust release.

Total:From £29.87
Ultimate Topcoat (Concrete Sealer)

Ultimate Topcoat (Concrete Sealer) is our premium high-solids, multi-purpose concrete sealant and dust proofer, used for block paving. Our outstanding concrete varnish is applied as a Topcoat and is 100% compatible with K-Seal Total & Restore-A-Drive.

Total:From £39.40
Epoxy Floor Paint

Superior two pack epoxy, coloured floor coating formulated for application to concrete, cement and non-ferrous metals. The flooring professional’s choice for heavy traffic areas requiring chemical resistance with a showroom quality, non-slip, satin finish.