Concrete sealer is a protective material added to concrete to protect it from external influences such as chemicals, permeation of water, gas and UV light. Concrete is a porous material and can pass water. A concrete coating can be used to close the pores evident in concrete. Coatings are divided into two categories namely water and solvent based. Concrete coatings are generally made of chemicals such as: Acrylic, Epoxy, silanes, siliconates and siloxanes. In protecting concrete surface it will form a protective film layer on the surface of the concrete. The coating from Silanes, siliconates and siloxanes is a type of reactive coating material. These substances are widely used as a coating form of penetration.
A water base concrete sealer is suitable for indoor purposes. These concrete coatings have a number of advantages compared to solvent based concrete coatings, such as not to cause pollution and odour, so it is environmentally friendly. The substances used are usually are acrylic, epoxy or urethane or a combination of both. Acrylic is used in water based concrete coatings materials, making it the most economical and easiest to use. While epoxy is also widely used to protect concrete, it does cost a bit more but the quality is superior and durable. Protective concrete made of water base acrylic is more widely used in housing because they are cheaper and convenient to use. In addition, this material is also used to beautify a concrete surface though sometimes necessary to add anti slip. The use of epoxy coatings is widely used for restaurant floors, factory and garage floors.
A concrete sealer protects by forming a film layer on the surface of the concrete. This coating will avoid problems caused external influences such as friction, chemical spills, and reflect UV light. In addition it can also improve the appearance of concrete and make the surface easier to maintain. It also will protect your concrete from the danger of carbonation, corrosion and other chemical effects. If you want to replace this coating is also more easily stripped. It will not take your time and energy.
Using water based concrete coatings can also prevent your concrete from damage. This will make the concrete more durable. Cracked concrete will be easily infiltrated by damaging chemicals such as gas and liquid chemicals. Foreign particles can cause carbonation and corrosion. Small plants such as moss and fungus will be difficult to grow on the surface of the concrete lining.
Concrete coatings are used on almost every aspect of a home, starting from the floor, basement, roof and kitchen. These coatings in addition to functioning as protection also have a decorative function to enhance the appearance of your room. A concrete sealer is also needed in the kitchen of your home because in this place there are various chemicals that can damage your surface. Oils spills and other liquids are chemicals that can cause stains. By coating your concrete with water based coatings, the risk of damage is reduced. Your kitchen will appreciate it as suddenly it becomes easier to clean.