The maintenance of concrete drive way/floors, patios, pavements, parking lots or garages, in fact anything concrete is usually minimal. However, damaging elements such as weather, salt and high traffic, deteriorates the concrete’s appearance. The concrete surface becomes dirty and discolored over time. Although concrete is strong and solid, its porous nature can absorb water, chloride and other oil based fluids, that can stain and corrode concrete floors.
We offer Concrete Sealing and Epoxy flooring installation to tackle new, dirty or stained concrete. Let us give your concrete floors a new look, with our high quality and high performance epoxy flooring system. In addition, we offer decorative metallic effect, epoxy coating for Residential Commercial application.
There are two types of sealer – Topical sealers (or coatings) and penetrating sealers (or impregnators). In a nutshell, coatings will enhance the appearance of the concrete, more than the penetrating sealers and although both provide protection, penetrating sealers tend to have a longer lifespan and are ideal for safeguarding against water and freeze/thaw areas.
Both types of sealer are available in a water-based and solvent-based formula. When working indoors, it is preferable to use a water-based formula, because the solvent-based sealers are flammable and hazardous to breath.
Forming a topical barrier on the surface, acrylic sealers are affordable and easy to apply with the ability to both enhance and protect concrete. As they are at the lower end of any budget, they will require on going regular maintenance and additional application. They are predominantly used for decorative applications or as curing agents for new concrete.
Also forming a topical finish, the Epoxy system shares many of same features as acrylic sealers but its resistance, anti-corrosion properties and lifespan are far superior. This system is generally applied only to fully cured concrete in reasonable conditions, although the 100% solid Epoxy floor coating can be used as a curing agent.
In summary, each type of sealer has its own value, depending on the application. Topical sealers or coatings generally require regular upkeep but the enhancement qualities makes it the better choice, where visual appeal is paramount. Where long-lasting, low maintenance is required, penetrative sealers or the high-end Epoxy coatings are better equipped. For indoor applications, always use water based formulas. At the high end of the budget range and considered the best in the industry is the 100% solid Epoxy floor coating. Despite its short term expense, in the long run, you will save time and money. Contact us today for a Free Quote and get our low cost Epoxy Floor Coating Deal !!