If you have a garage, you know how important of a space it is, serving as cover for our vehicles, workshops, sports equipment, and various other knickknacks we collect over the course of our lives. In theory, a concrete garage floor should last forever with little upkeep. However, in practice they are often not continually protected after their initial installation, leading to premature structural and aesthetic damage that can require costly repairs. The easiest solution to prevent anything from harming your garage floor is to seal the concrete.
There are a number of different concrete sealing options for your garage floor. Many of those options, such as penetrating sealers and acrylic products are talked about on this website with GHOSTSHIELD products to do the job. One of the most cost-effective solutions to sealing your concrete garage floor is an epoxy sealer. Epoxy sealers are primarily a topical sealing option, as opposed to a penetrating sealer that goes past the surface to physically seal the air bubbles within the concrete. Epoxy sealers are the better choice for the harried homeowner without costing too much money.
An epoxy sealer is typically made up of two components mixed together. The chemical bonding process results in a thicker and more durable material that can last for many years with only one applied coat. Compare this to a traditional acrylic sealer that only will last around a year and will not necessarily protect against stains from oil and vehicle fluids. An epoxy sealer is a water-resistant product featuring an abrasion-resistant finish that protects against road salt, stains, and hot tire pick up. In addition to all of the structural protection, epoxy sealers are frequently used to update the look of your garage floor, improving the color and texture of the floors surface.
Ghostshield offers a few epoxy-based sealing options for garages. The first, Epoxy 325, is a water-based epoxy primer and coating that offers protection rivaling solvent-based epoxies. After applying the Epoxy 325 the Urethane 645 is recommended as a topcoat for increased abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and acid resistance.