Maintenance of concrete floors

Maintaining a new or existing concrete floor requires treating the surface with sealers; filling the pores with high-performance products such as Texnov sealers to prevent the release of dust and to make it easier to clean and disinfect.

This article will teach you how to maintain a concrete floor with Texnov acrylic sealers.

Concrete floors are very popular, especially when they are modern heated floors.

Concrete floors are increasingly seen in contemporary homes and commercial and industrial buildings. Their appearance, durability and speed of installation make concrete floors a wise choice.

TexNov has developed solutions for all projects; transparent, semi-transparent and glossy sealants.

Concrete floors require sealants to avoir dust.

Concrete surfaces according to the National Building Code

Regarding concrete floors and surfaces, the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) is published by NRC and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC). It contains technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the transformation, change of use and demolition of existing buildings. More than 360 technical changes have been incorporated in this new edition.

According to Section of the NBC-MQ, compressive strength and percentage of entrained air are characteristics that affect the ability of a concrete to resist not only the loads imposed on it, but also freeze cycles.

Concrete for foundation walls, beams, columns, posts and fireplaces shall have a minimum compressive strength of 15 MPA.

Have a minimum compressive strength of 20 MPA for concrete floors other than garage and carport floors.

Finally, for stoops, garage and carport floors, the concrete must have a minimum strength of 32 MPA and contain 5 to 8% entrained air.

Contemporary homes feature concrete floors for industrial, clean look

APCHQ recommendations

The various problems encountered over the past 25 years, both in foundation walls and exterior slabs, have shown us that the minimum requirements of the Code are not sufficient to avoid these problems. That’s why we’re making these recommendations to maintain concrete floors and to avoid common issues.

Concrete floors require sealants to optimize its maintenance and strength

CNB-MQ APCHQ recommendations
MPA resistance of entrained air MPA resistance of entrained air
Soles 15 20 3 to 6% of the total
Foundation walls 15 20 5 to 8% of the total
Basement slabs 20 25
Garage slabs and elements subject to the freeze/thaw cycle 32 5 to 8% of the total 32 5 to 8% of the total
Using sealers on concrete floors
Concrete floor for industrial warehouse


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Why use a sealer on concrete floors?

Bare concrete floors release dust, and with its pores, it is difficult to sweep, catching the dust. In addition, oil or other dirt could leave permanent stains, so a specific treatment is needed. This article will teach you how to maintain a concrete floor with Texnov acrylic sealers.

Texnov has developed several products for the maintenance and protection of concrete. All three offer sealing properties, which prevent efflorescence and laitance, both of which cause dusting.

To seal pores and get rid of cement laitance and efflorescence, TexNov offers sealants in several finishes, either semi-transparent or wet look.

To maintain concrete floor, ask your dealer for the Texnov WRS40, MET30 or MET-HD or pick them up at one of our counters in Sherbrooke or Laval.
MET-30 is a fresh concrete sealer and curing agent that gives a semi-glossy appearance.
MET-HD is a fresh concrete sealer and curing agent that provides a natural appearance.
WRS-40 is an invisible waterproofing agent mainly suggested for walls.

How to maintain concrete floors?

Concrete floors, structural or aesthetic element?

A concrete floor is a structural element made from prefabricated or non-prefabricated elements, essentially using concrete as the main material.

Concrete floors fall into four main groups:

  • Concrete floor elements
  • Cellular concrete floor elements
  • Pre-slabs
  • Beams and keystones

At Texnov, we are committed to customer service; therefore, we offer consulting services for all projects, whether for professionals or individuals.

Come visit us at one of our counters in Sherbrooke or Laval, or drop by one of our dealers to get some.

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      Although acrylic coatings are easy to install, we strongly encourage hiring a professional. TexNov inc. is not responsible for any work done without professional supervision. TexNov is easy to apply, but the easiest way is to have the work done by an expert.

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