Published Tuesday 11th of February 2014
Garages are one of the most multifunctional spaces of a home. From housing cars, to being used as a storage unit, garage floors need to be able to withstand a multitude of fluids, abrasions and even chemicals. When it comes to sealing your concrete garage there are a few questions you want to ask before choosing the appropriate sealer.
What are you looking to achieve? Chemical resistance, abrasion resistance or are you looking for protection from water, mold, mildew and/or dust?
If you are looking for chemical resistance, automobile fluid resistance abrasion resistance and want to stop concrete dusting with or without a decorative finish than your best bet would be to use an epoxy floor system. An epoxy floor system is comprised of an epoxy primer used in conjunction with a urethane top coat. You can add paint chips or metallic sand to these flooring systems or they are available clear or colored. Epoxy 325 and Urethane 645 formulas have been proven to be practically indestructible. They provide incredible abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, automobile fluid resistance and they are completely UV stable. We've created the ultimate protection for indoor areas with high risks of exposure to chemical spills, fuel, heavy equipment, extreme temperatures and any other potentially damaging situation the substrate may encounter.
If you are looking to keep the concrete natural but still protected from abrasions, water, mold, mildew, efflorescence, and staining then your best bet would be to use Siloxa-Tek 8505 or Siloxa-Tek 8510. The Siloxa-Tek 8505 is water based and typically used in residential garages whereas the Siloxa-Tek 8510 is solvent based and typically used in industrial shop floors and warehouses. The Siloxa-Teks provide protection from deicing salts and staining from oils and greases without changing the look of the appearance of the concrete.