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What are some tips for sealing concrete floors?

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When sealing concrete floors, thoroughly clean the area before sealing, use quality concrete sealers, take safety precautions against the underlying health risks, and consult an expert in the case of large, recurring cracks. Large recurring cracks may develop in a cement floor when the underlying structure is unstable.

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Dust and other particles on the floor weaken concrete. Before sealing a concrete floor, sweep the area and remove any oil stains using a degreaser and a mop. Acrylic-based sealers are high quality and produce a durable seal that reduces the need for recurring projects in the future, notes This Old House.

Cement contains hazardous substances that necessitate adequate precautions. Exposure to cement dust can lead to skin, lung and stomach problems.

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