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imported_ginger 04-27-2005 01:53 PM

Drying and sealing brick flooring
We have just installed a new brick floor in our kitchen. We were told to wait at least 6 weeks before we sealed the floor to allow time for all the moisture to evaporate out of the mortar. My question is, if we place a dehumidifier in the kitchen, could this allow us to seal the floor sooner?

Thanks, ginger

MgMopar 05-06-2005 07:19 AM


Maybe, or it might just speed up the drying on the surface and trap more moisture farther down. I know on hotter days I have seen concrete contractors wetting concrete sidewalks the day after it was poured? and or and covering it with plastic. I am not sure But I think It sets up better if the process is not forced with over drying. I would probably just wait and be careful in the room so you don't cause any stains or anything. those are just my thoughts about it :). Ask the person that told you to wait before sealing if the dehumidifier would be wise. They might say it will be fine with grout.

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