How to protect your concrete floors from stains
Written: April 03, 2019
Concrete floors are providing durability and a pleasing aesthetic for homeowners and business owners around the world. The best way to ensure your concrete floors last for years to come is with custom concrete coatings.
Why does concrete stain?
Leaving anything unprotected can cause damage. Concrete floors are no different. Bare concrete can allow moisture and liquids to make their way into its pores. Once moisture is in the pores, they can be tough to remove and result in stains.
That is why it is so hard to remove oil or rust stains. You cannot control what will happen to your floors in the future, however, you can give your floor the protection it needs.
How to prevent stains on concrete floors
You cannot control the world. Spills can happen when you least expect it. Take a look at the different custom concrete coatings available to protect concrete from stains.
Add an epoxy sealer.
An epoxy sealer is a protective film that is added to concrete to keep it safe. This kind of sealer provides homeowners and business owners with best protection. Once an epoxy sealer dries, it creates a hard outer layer that keeps anything off the surface.
Epoxy sealers are fantastic because they make the concrete nonporous. Meaning that the epoxy will not allow moisture to make its way to the concrete below.
If you love the look of bare concrete but want protection, there is also a clear epoxy sealer option. Epoxy sealers are available in a wide range of colors. There are even confetti or quartz color options. The possibilities really are endless!
If you are looking to protect an auto body shop or your home’s garage, a polyaspartic floor is a good way to protect your floors. This type of coating is a sealer for concrete. It is made from polyurea, a commercially viable material.
Polyaspartic coating creates a durable layer on concrete floors. Oil and liquid spills will not be a problem with these kinds of floors. The clean up is easy and just like epoxy floors, the layer will keep stains off the concrete.
The plus side of this floor finish is that it can be installed on existing concrete floors. Polyaspartic finish can be installed and dried in as little as five hours in any temperature.
Polished concrete finish.
Let’s not forget one of the most popular concrete finishes. Polish concrete is a glossy, mirror like finish for concrete floors. It’s a popular option for homeowners and business owners because it is easy to clean and maintain.
After having this finished installed on your concrete floors, you will not have to worry about stains sinking in. Just grab a dry mop or wipe right away and everything should be good.
Do not leave your existing concrete floors unprotected! Contact one of the Midwest's custom concrete coatings experts. We can help you find the perfect solution for your commercial or residential floors.