Concrete Sealing

A sealed concrete finish is a concrete floor which is grinded to a smooth finish and sealed clear. There are many different types of concrete sealers available. Depending on your needs and circumstances you may want an acrylic sealer, an epoxy sealer, a urethane sealer or a polyaspartic sealer.

While polished concrete floors may also use sealers, sealed concrete differs in that the floor is not honed and polished to the same level of sheen and finish as in a polished concrete floor. A sealed concrete finish is usually a 120 grit finish vs polished finish at 800 grit. Because less grinding is involved, sealed concrete can often be more economical than polished concrete. Customers may elect to have their concrete grinded to any grit level to achieve their desired sheen and finish.

When installing a concrete sealer, our installation team will assess the joints of the existing slab as well as any potholes or unevenness. The floor irregularities will be leveled out using fast curing resinous products to ensure even wheel traffic and save you money on equipment maintenance. When working with us, our team will clean out voided joints and back fill using polyurea joint filler to ensure a long lasting and low maintenance flooring solution.

We take great pride in our work and work hard to maintain the reputation we’ve built. If you would like to discuss a floor sealing project, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Concrete Sealing Options

Epoxy Sealer

Epoxy sealers create a high-build protective film over the surface of the concrete. An epoxy sealer produces a hard, long lasting, scratch resistant finish. Epoxy sealers are also water resistant because they are non-porous. You can choose a clear or color pigmented epoxy sealer depending on your preference. The finished product will have a gloss finish in most cases. One of the downfalls of epoxy sealers is that they are not UV stable. This means that they may turn yellow when used in exterior applications or interior areas that are exposed to direct sunlight.

Urethane Sealer

Urethane sealers or polyurethane sealers are similar to epoxy sealers in that they create a high-build concrete coating. Urethane sealers also provide excellent scratch resistance and chemical resistance. They are much harder than epoxy sealers and come in a variety of gloss levels from matte to a high sheen. Urethane sealers are UV stable so they can be used on exterior applications and in direct sunlight without the fear of yellowing. Urethane sealers are the best choice for sealing concrete floors that will experience high traffic from forklifts.

Polyaspartic Sealer

Polyaspartic sealers have many benefits. First of all, they can be applied at extreme temperatures anywhere from -30°F to 140°F. They also have a very strong bond to virtually any concrete surface. Another benefit of polyaspartic sealers is that they have fast cure times, as fast as thirty minutes. Once cured, polyaspartics remain flexible and can withstand high temperatures. They also have better stain resistance and abrasion resistance than epoxy or urethane. A polyaspartic sealer will cure crystal clear like a sheet of glass and have excellent UV resistance. They should be considered for any project where a high-performance coating is needed or desired.

Acrylic Sealer

An acrylic sealer is great when speed of installation is a factor because they are dry to the touch in about an hour. They are also useful when budget is a major concern. Acrylic sealers can be used on indoor and outdoor surfaces. Like the other concrete sealers acrylics form a thin, protective coating over the concrete. Acrylic sealers have the added benefit of allowing moisture from the slab to be released. They are also UV resistant and will not turn yellow. You can also choose from a wide range of sheen levels when using acrylic sealers. One main pitfall of acrylic sealers is that they are very thin and will wear out faster than an epoxy sealer or a urethane sealer. This means that they may need to be reapplied more often.