Concrete is a very durable material but it can only take so much. In the long run, it will age and weaken. Concrete surfaces in Orlando, Florida can be made more durable and long-lasting with concrete sealing. This is the process of topping a concrete slab or overlay with a coating that is made specifically to protect the surface. Not only would it extend the lifespan of a concrete floor, it will also enhance the look and make it a lot easier to clean and maintain.
What is the Importance of Concrete Sealers?
There are many different kinds of concrete sealers, each with their own special purpose and features. Epoxy is known as a decorative concrete coating but it is also a type of sealer. It is a two-part material that seals the pores of concrete slabs, keeping dirt and spills from penetrating it. Epoxy flooring is often used indoors because of its low resistance to UV rays. This is commonly used to coat garage floors. Another alternative to epoxy is polyurea polyaspartic. It is a 1-day install coating that protects from impact, abrasion, and other damage.
There are other types of sealers, both pigmented and transparent. But why do professional concrete contractors recommend it?
- A sealer extends the service life of any concrete surface, be it indoor or out. Because it is non-porous, it keeps dirt and surface from penetrating past the surface.
- This improves the appearance of any surface. Epoxy and polyaspartic coatings can be color-coordinated for a custom garage flooring. Clear sealers come in a variety of sheen levels, from flat to high gloss.
- Slip-resistance is a very important feature for concrete surfaces. Sealed surfaces, as long as kept clean and dry, are slip-resistant. If traction needs to be improved further, additives can be added to enhance its non-skid property even when wet.
- There are two kinds of sealers, solvent-based and water-based. Water-based gave homeowners a greener, LEED-certified option.
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Regardless of what type of concrete surface you have, be it indoors or out, it is highly recommended to have it sealed to enhance protection, service life, and aesthetics. Sun Surfaces of Orlando is a decorative concrete company with over 30 years of experience. We offer concrete sealing solutions to residential and commercial locations in the Orlando, FL area.
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