What is a urethane concrete sealer and what is the best urethane concrete sealer? Urethane concrete sealers are the most durable but they can also be the most expensive solutions. We find them to be highly scratch, abrasion and chemically resistant topical sealers that have the longest life cycle before reapplication compared to an acrylic or epoxy. Urethane sealers are also available in water and solvent based versions. Unlike epoxies they can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces since they are clear and non-yellowing. Urethanes do not allow moisture to travel through the concrete and they are not very breathable so we do not recommend them for sealing driveways. Please note that urethanes do not bond well to concrete so it if not ideal to apply a urethane to an existing concrete floor. Instead we recommend using an epoxy as a primer and then use a urethane as a top coat especially because urethanes are UV resistant. Commonly used in industrial settings like the food and beverage industry urethane coatings are usually high gloss and they retain their gloss very well over time.
Our Take : Best Urethane Concrete Sealers
Urethanes are tricky to apply and dependent on surface preparation. Some of the top urethane based sealers include Urethane 645 and an alternative to that is APF’s Polyurethane 250 High Performance Concrete Sealer
High traffic area floors. Urethane provide excellent protection for floors with heavy traffic and vehicle traffic because of exceptional abrasion and chemical resistance properties.
Stamped or decorative concrete: Urethane’s will bring out details and colors when applied to decorative concrete.
Interior Concrete Floors: Since urethanes are abrasion and chemically resistant they are ideal for hopsitals, pharmaceutical facilities and supermarkets.