If you want to keep your new concrete floor in great condition, it’s time to learn more about the importance of waterproofing. Your surfaces get a lot of traffic, but this doesn’t mean they have to get destroyed in the process. With the right epoxy applied to your concrete floor, you will have the protection you need for decades.
Waterproof VS Water-Resistant VS Water-Repellent
When considering coatings to protect your flooring it’s first important to understand the differences between waterproofing and making something water-resistant or water-repellent. Here are notable differences.
- Water-Resistant: capable of resisting water penetration to a certain extent, but not completely
- Water-Repellent: resistant to water penetration after being coated with a surface treatment designed to prevent it
- Waterproof: Impervious to water
The Benefits of Waterproofing Your Floors
If you are considering coating to avoid concrete stains or other damage, understand that there are a number of benefits to using epoxy to waterproof your concrete floor. Benefits include:
- Water won’t be able to damage concrete
- Moisture buildup is less likely to occur
- Mold growth is minimized
- Your surface will last longer
- Surfaces are easier to maintain and clean
When you waterproof your floor, you are protecting your home from the problems caused by excess mold and mildew in the air. Respiratory issues are common for those who have mold growth in the home, and you need to protect your health.
Cleaning Your Waterproof Concrete
You can get a concrete stain easily if the floor isn’t waterproofed using epoxy. If it is waterproofed, it isn’t going to absorb water. This will prevent cracks in your concrete, and make cleaning easier. All you will need is some gentle soap and water to clean your epoxy-coated surface, and it will look new again. The stain or water will sit on the top, making it simple to clean away the problem.
Improve the Durability of Your Floor
Protect your concrete floors with epoxy in order to make them more durable. When you invest in waterproofing, your floors aren’t going to wear down as quickly. This will make them safe for children and pets, and it’s easy to clean up any accidents that may occur. Don’t allow mold or mildew to grow because there is too much moisture, and get your concrete surfaces waterproofed.
Coatings Hub NorCal Protects Your Floors
Waterproofing is essential to the longevity of your concrete floor. Coatings Hub NorCal in San Jose or Jamestown helps to protect your property from the hazards of water damage. Get in touch with us to create and finish your flooring projects with ease. Our experienced team can provide you with coating solutions that meet your project needs.