5 Uses for Concrete Coatings
Concrete is very durable. However, even concrete can’t take unending punishment without showing signs of damage. For instance, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
that crosses the San Francisco Bay has all concrete beams supporting it. These cement beams take severe punishment from mother nature in the form of sun,
rain, humidity, wind…oh and the ocean that they sit in. To protect these beams a series of protectant coatings were applied to the concrete. These cement
coatings have protected the concrete from all forms of damage and have even prohibited the growth of barnacles on the cement.
Your concrete probably doesn’t take the same kind of punishment as these bridge supports. But, your concrete is susceptible to sun, rain, humidity, and
wind damage. Water and other liquids can be especially damaging to cement because of concrete’s porous nature. The same kind of coatings, coverings, and
sealants used on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge can protect your concrete.
Here are 5 more traditional uses for concrete coatings.
1. Garage Floors
This is the most classic use of concrete sealing and coatings. An epoxy coating on a garage floor can do several things. First, it protects against all
kinds of damage. Epoxy coverings seal your cement so liquid damage from water, oil, or any other liquid common to garages can’t permeate the cement.
Second, it protects your concrete from stains from those same common-garage substances. Third, epoxy coatings can add a nice shiny finish to your concrete
to replace the dull look of cement. Epoxy coverings can also be used in several ways to add some decorative appeal to your garage floors.
2. Commercial Floors
Epoxy coverings and sealants can be effectively used on any commercial surface. Showrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms are great places to add a concrete
coating. These high traffic areas can benefit from the protection that cement coatings offer and can also benefit from the decorative and stain resistant
nature of the coatings.
If you have been paying attention: concrete is tough but not invincible. Kitchen countertops made of concrete sure are rugged, but they can be damaged.
Coverings can protect these countertops from the heat and other abuse they are exposed to in the line of duty.
4. Interior Flooring
Flooring inside home and other building can be protected and decorated with coatings and coverings. Also, acid staining is another way to beautify your
interior concrete. To learn more about acid staining for concrete and how it can be used with cement coatings contact the professionals at Hard Rock
5. Exterior Concrete
Driveways, walkways, and other exterior cement can benefit from the protective power of concrete coverings. Whether your exterior concrete is stamped,
stained, or untreated an epoxy or another concrete coating can protect it from the elements.
It is important to protect your concrete. If your concrete is already damaged Hard Rock can repair your cement and consult with you on how to best protect
it in the future. Contact Hard Rock today and give your concrete the protection it deserves.