Contractor’s Guide to Efflorescence

Doug Bannister
Efflorescence is a fact of life with most concrete. We are hearing more about efflorescence related issues because of the popularity of stained floors. As the trend to have exposed concrete floors grows, the industry is struggling with the problem of unsightly efflorescence, especially when it is trapped under a film forming sealer. This is not to say that exterior decorative concrete is immune from efflorescence issues, but problems with interior floors pose a greater challenge and are the focus of this discussion.

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About the Author

Doug Bannister

Doug Bannister is owner of The Stamp Store in Oklahoma City, OK, which provides a complete line of decorative concrete materials including products, equipment and training.

www.thestampstore.com

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