Update: How to protect your concrete floors from stains

Concrete floors are providing durability and a pleasing aesthetic for business owners around the world. The best way to ensure your concrete floors last for years to come is with custom concrete coatings.

The biggest drive for polished concrete in a commercial or industrial space is that it is so durable. This type of flooring is super resistant to wear and tear. Plus, it is pretty easy to maintain. This makes it a great option for spaces that see a lot of foot traffic or don’t have much time to commit to cleaning and maintenance. 

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, it 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 a sealer

A sealer is a protective film that is added to concrete to keep it safe. This kind of sealer provides business owners with the best protection. Once a sealer dries, it creates a hard outer layer that keeps anything off the surface.

Sealers are fantastic because they make the concrete nonporous. Meaning that the sealant 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 sealer option. These sealers are available in a wide range of colors. There are even confetti or quartz color options. The possibilities really are endless!

Polyaspartic finish

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 at any temperature.

Polished concrete finish

Let’s not forget one of the most popular concrete finishes. Polished concrete is a glossy, mirror like finish for concrete floors.  It’s a popular option for 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.