Concrete, however, is not immune to deterioration or damage from either the elements or from high traffic. While concrete is incredibly strong, it is no match for chemical spills, constant traffic from machinery or vehicles, and the elements. Over time, the concrete will crack, spall, and crumble, deteriorating and leading to future problems.
Fortunately, using a concrete sealer on the concrete will greatly increase the longevity, strength, and reliability of the concrete. Warehouses especially need this extra guarantee, due to the conditions involved. Concrete in a warehouse that has not been treated with a concrete sealer will likely not last as long as it should. Repairs to concrete can be costly as well, which makes concrete sealers an extremely cost-effective measure.
The sealer you choose for a warehouse floor is going to depend on the desired finish. If you are looking for a natural finish product we would recommend the Siloxa-Tek 8510 The Siloxa-Tek 8510 is a penetrating, impregnating sealer that will repel salts, water and staining from oils and grease. It leaves a completely non-slip surface that looks the same after sealing as it does prioir to sealing.
If you are looking for more of a coating the best combination of products to use would be the Epoxy Max 100 primer followed by the Max Wear Urethane 960 top coat. The Epoxy Max 100 and Max Wear Urethane 960 combination offers incredible protection from abrasions, spills, and other high-traffic risks that a warehouse faces on a daily basis. The Epoxy Max 100 can be used as a stand alone product if a gloss finish is desired and the product is available clear or colored. It is best to use the Max Wear Urethane 960 as a topcoat for additional abrasion and chemical resistance.