Concrete Protection: How to Protect Concrete Flooring

Concrete protection is essential if your concrete flooring is to give you the life you expect out of it. The same is true of stone flooring and terrazzo. Ultra Durable Technologies (UDT) protects concrete, flooring and countertops, stone flooring and also composite terrazzo flooring and tiles with its high-performance sealer, IMPACT. IMPACT provides surfaces with a smooth, protective membrane with a high-gloss or matte finish that lasts years without stripping or recoating.

Concrete might appear to be very durable, and it is, but it will eventually break down if it is subjected to heavy traffic or contamination with water or chemicals while being unprotected. Concrete and terrazzo are susceptible to water ingress and acid stains which accelerate wear and reduces the life of the flooring.

IMPACT Concrete Sealer: Ultimate Concrete Protection

A simple way to protect stone, terrazzo, and concrete flooring is to coat it with a chemical and water-resistant durable sealer.  IMPACT Concrete Sealer has been developed not only to protect concrete flooring from traffic abrasion and chemical contamination, but also to seal stone, terrazzo, epoxy. It serves as an excellent sealer for new concrete, terrazzo, epoxy and stone surfaces, and it rejuvenate and extends the lifetimes of older concrete floor surfaces.

What comes first and what can I expect?

First and foremost, the floor should be deep cleaned. Any existing surface finishes must be removed by stripping or grinding. Then, apply  IMPACT Concrete Sealer according to the instructions provided and allow it to dry. Depending on the surface and the drying time selected, concrete floors can often be used 4 hours after application. IMPACT provides a shiny, abrasion and chemical resistant finish that enhances the natural color while protecting the surface.

Here are some of the main benefits of using IMPACT Concrete Sealer to protect your concrete and terrazzo flooring:

• Provides a smooth, hard finish that lasts 3-5 years or longer
• Offers improved abrasion impact resistance and resistance to pedestrian traffic and forklifts
• Resistant to water and most chemical staining as well as acid etching
• Non-yellowing and suitable for all colors of flooring including white concrete
• Being water-based, it has very low amounts of VOCs and is virtually odor-free
• IMPACT's maintenance processes make it much more environmentally-friendly choice because no buffing or burnishing is required after floors are coated
• Very fast drying: will dry suitable for foot traffic in as little as 4 hours
• Protects concrete flooring in many settings from industrial and warehouses to mall floors, hospitals, and schools
• Available in matte or gloss sheens

IMPACT Concrete Sealer cures to an extremely hard and highly abrasion-resistant finish. It can be used on practically all types of concrete, stone, epoxy and terrazzo flooring. Because of its low amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), it can be used in occupied spaces such as classrooms, offices, and stores. IMPACT Sealer has a very low odor during and after application.