Polyaspartic Epoxy Flooring

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Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating in Minneapolis

While both epoxy and polyaspartic resin-based floor coatings are popular, provide protection and add an aesthetic element to concrete floors, a polyaspartic flooring coating is an upgrade. Polyaspartic garage coatings are often used as a topcoat to epoxy flooring. Four times stronger than epoxy and UV stable, a polyaspartic coating offers superior protection from damage caused by heavy foot and vehicular traffic as well as humidity, stains, cracking and impacts. 

Polyaspartic is a UV-stable resin that looks like epoxy but has a chemical makeup that allows it to set much more quickly. And when it contains 100% aliphatic material, a polyaspartic coating prevents the fading or yellowing that occurs over time with epoxy coatings.   

Polyaspartics Tops Polyurea Concrete Coatings

Polyaspartic is the new and improved polyurea formula. In fact, polyaspartic is a type of polyurea coating that has been modified to solve the problems associated with polyurea. Polyaspartic is the better choice for the following reasons:

  • A longer pot life makes installing polyaspartics easier, improving its adhesion to concrete.
  • Greater UV resistance makes polyaspartics less prone to yellowing than even UV-resistant polyurea coatings.
  • The faster drying time of polyurea means that it is more difficult to apply than polyaspartics.
  • Polyaspartic takes longer to cure, allowing for a more even application pace without worrying about too-fast drying.
  • Their higher solid content means that polyaspartics go on thicker and can cover a full flake system in a single coat.

Benefits of Garage Floor Coating with Polyaspartic

  • Extreme durability: 4X stronger than epoxy 
  • Longer-lasting in climates with temperature extremes 
  • Higher elasticity to handle thermal fluctuations 
  • Quicker curing and turnaround times vs. epoxy 
  • UV stability prevents fading and yellowing vs. epoxy 
  • Available in a variety of colors 
  • Decorative flakes can be added  

Which Garage Floor Coating Should You Choose?

One system is not inherently better than the other. Both epoxy and polyaspartic coatings offer durability and a long life, are environmentally friendly, reduce dust and allergens, are easy to maintain, offer stain resistance and are aesthetically pleasing.

Aspartic coatings have several advantages vs. epoxy coatings, which are listed above. However, an epoxy coating is more affordable than a polyaspartic garage coating. A polyaspartic floor coating can become slippery when wet, so if you choose this coating, be sure to add chips or flakes for added texture and traction.

How to decide which topcoat is right for you? When choosing your garage floor coating, consider your needs and budget. How much can you afford to spend? What level of traffic will your floor be required to handle? How long are you planning to stay in your home or commercial facility? Are you concerned about yellowing?

The professionals at Innovative Garage Flooring are happy to discuss the pros and cons of epoxy vs. polyaspartic coatings to help you determine which solution best meets your needs. Get in touch today!

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