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What are some durable concrete coatings?

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Epoxy, acrylic sealers and polyurethanes are some durable concrete coatings. Also popular are concrete overlays and penetrating concrete sealers, which make concrete more visually appealing, slip-resistant and easy to maintain.

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Penetrating concrete sealers are used to coat concrete that is exposed to harsh outdoor elements. They provide a natural matte finish and prevent moisture. Acrylic sealers create a thin layer of protective film over the concrete and dry quickly. They are available in both solvent and water-based formulas. Polyurethanes provide strong resistance to heel marks, scuffs and stains and are used for interiors and exteriors. Epoxies are a versatile choice, as they produce a hard, abrasion-resistant coating that is long lasting. Concrete overlays provide a strong coating with options to stamp, stencil or stain them.

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