Concrete is a durable and reliable building material, but it has a few vulnerabilities. It is subject to cracking as it cures, and it can be damaged by vehicle traffic, freezing water and corrosive chemicals. Concrete floors also don’t look that appealing without any sealants or coatings. Fortunately, there are products that can correct these problems. In today’s article, Guardian Garage Dallas, the top garage floor coating company in our area, explains the difference between concrete sealant and polyaspartic floor coatings.
Concrete Floor Sealers
Concrete floor sealers refer to either a penetrative sealer such as a silane or siliconate or an acrylic-resin sealer. Concrete sealers are affordable and they seal the surface pores of concrete, making it impervious to liquid. They can also protect the concrete from freeze/thaw cycle cracking and prevent surface stains. Unfortunately, they can make the concrete surface look wet or shiny. You also need to reapply the sealer periodically since they usually last for up to 5 years.
A polyaspartic coating was developed as a superior alternative to epoxy garage floor coatings. Polyaspartic coatings produce a glossy and customizable tone when applied to gray concrete floors. This can make concrete floors with this coating look incredibly appealing. Polyaspartic coatings create a hard and smooth finish that’s ideal for high-traffic areas. The finish is stain-resistant, scratch-resistant and it protects the concrete floor from damage.
Polyaspartic coatings are also relatively quick and easy to apply for skilled professionals like us. The coating cures to full strength in 30 minutes to one hour and it has low VOCs and odors. Compared to epoxy coatings, it is less likely to bubble from outgassing. It is also colorfast and can be applied to damp concrete.
Guardian Garage Dallas is one of the top garage floor coating companies in our local area because of our excellent products and skilled craftsmanship. Our experienced technicians can complete most jobs in a day and we offer our services at very competitive prices. Call us at [phone_number_tn] if you are in Tennessee and at [phone_number_ga] if you are in Georgia.