There are several possibilities to make a design floor durable and to protect it permanently against external influences. In any case, it is a matter of properly sealing the floor in order to ensure the longest possible protection.
A floor needs regular maintenance and cleaning
The floor is exposed to a lot of stress and is very easily damaged. Even if it is a water-repellent and resistant material, the floor should still be sufficiently sealed in order to remain easy to care for on the one hand and to obtain adequate protection on the other. This is especially true for a design floor, which needs sealing in addition to regular maintenance. If such a seal is to be applied, you must first clean the floor thoroughly and remove dirt and dust.
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Remove stubborn stains before cleaning and sealing
If there are heavily soiled areas on the floor, they should be treated before the actual cleaning, for example with an undiluted cleaner that is well suited for the material in question. If the floor is structured, you can also work on the dirty area with a soft brush. Avoid applying too much pressure in order not to cause scratches.
What you should consider when sealing the floor
With the appropriate means and materials, it is relatively easy to effectively seal a design floor to ensure permanent protection. However, you should consider the following things:
- thorough cleaning before the actual sealing
- the preparation of the seal
- apply the seal several times
- open windows and doors during sealing
- allow the seal to dry for a sufficient period of time
The right course of action is important
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your seal as closely as possible. In most cases it makes sense to place the liquid in the same room so that it can reach room temperature. Once the floor has been sufficiently cleaned and dusted, you can apply the first layer. In most cases, however, the sealant has to be applied several times. Don't forget to respect the drying times between each layer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions as closely as possible and ensure adequate ventilation of the room during the application of the sealant and the time it takes to dry.