Epoxy was the most popular floor coating for many years; however, with recent product innovations, polyurea has proven to be a more reliable and longer-lasting product. Today we will cover six major factors explaining why the market has moved to polyurea over epoxy in recent years for concrete floor coatings.
Polyurea Adheres Better than Epoxy
In recent years epoxy coatings have been criticized for their poor adhesion. The most prevalent criticism of Epoxy flooring is the tendency to crack and peel from the garage floor quickly. This exposes the floor beneath to contaminants. Polyurea options like ArmorThane stick fast to the surface and resist any peeling or degradation.
Polyurea Coatings Bond better
Epoxy can stick to things, which could lead to it sticking to your car's tires. Polyurea coatings, however, are not just applied to the surface. Instead, there is a chemical reaction that bonds the coating with concrete. This creates an extremely strong bond that cannot be broken.
Polyurea can be used in cooler temperatures.
Polyurea's flexibility in application is one of its greatest advantages. Polyurea floor coatings can be applied at lower temperatures (all the time below 32 degrees F) without any adverse effects on dry times or durability. You don't need to wait until the perfect summer day for a floor coating.
Polyurea coatings dry quickly.
Have you ever had to wait for epoxy coatings to dry? You couldn't park your car in the garage or walk on the floor for five days because you were afraid of damaging the epoxy coating. Polyurea coatings are a great alternative. Polyurea coatings are quick and easy to use, allowing you to return to your normal routine in no time.
Do you want to avoid cracks? Polyurea is the best choice to avoid cracks.
Epoxy coatings from the past aren't very flexible. They can crack, peel, and delaminate over time. Polyurea coatings are flexible, ten times more flexible than epoxy. They can withstand weather changes and time without losing their integrity. The bottom line: Polyurea coatings look better longer.
Polyurea Colors Stay True
Polyurea coatings can be used in all weather conditions, last a lifetime, and resist fading, unlike epoxy coatings. This means that your color will remain vibrant and true for many years. Contact an experienced Polyurea coatings contractor for an estimate.