Epoxies have long been the go-to floor coating option for environments that require abrasion-resistant concrete coatings. They allow for easy application, cost less than other flooring options, and deliver good results.
Unfortunately, epoxy coatings fade and discolor in direct sunlight or incur surface damage due to hot tire pick-up when applied to parking decks or garage floors. That’s where polyaspartic garage coatings come in. Polyaspartic coatings perform at a higher level than epoxy and polyurethane coatings.
Below, our team at Performance Floors and Coatings delves deeper into the versatility of polyaspartic coatings and why they lend themselves to various applications in various industries.
What Are Polyaspartic Coatings?
A subgroup of polyurea, polyaspartic coatings comprise a resin and catalyst. When mixed, the resin and catalyst activate a curing process, resulting in a hard, durable coating that adheres well to various substrates.
Polyaspartic technology has evolved rapidly in recent years to overcome the limitations of conventional coating systems. These durable coatings have started gaining preference over epoxy and urethane coating systems for coating garages, commercial spaces, and other high-traffic areas.
Today, people use polyaspartic coatings around the world for industrial, commercial, residential, interior, and exterior applications.
Benefits of Polyaspartic Coatings
An optimal application for polyaspartic coatings is concrete floor coatings. However, interest continues to grow in both residential and commercial applications due to the characteristics of polyaspartic coatings, which include:
Some coatings take ages to dry, making them inconvenient for applications that require speedy application and curing. However, most polyaspartics will cure in a single day.
Besides concrete coatings, polyaspartics also work well for other industrial maintenance applications that benefit from shorter downtimes, such as highway bridge coatings.
Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal
Polyaspartic coatings give your floor a glossy and appealing look. Whether you want to transform your garage floor, patio, commercial space, or countertops, you can’t go wrong with polyaspartic coatings. You also have the option to broadcast decorative chips into the topcoat.
We have decorative flakes in a wide variety of colors to suit your preferences. Whether you want something bold, subtle, or in between, trust us to do the job right.
Polyaspartic garage coatings don’t need regular or costly waxing or other types of resurfacing treatment options to maintain their appearance. The non-porous coating allows you to sweep and mop the floor hassle-free.
Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Polyaspartic garage coatings contain low levels of VOCs and virtually no odor. You don’t have to worry about toxic vapors or poor indoor air quality. This works well for indoor environments with little ventilation.
Polyaspartic coatings boast exceptional UV stability, making them less prone to yellowing or fading in the sunlight. Fading robs a space of its aesthetic appeal, particularly in commercial settings where first impressions matter.
When coating an outdoor space, polyaspartic coatings help to maintain your floor’s sleek, shiny, and durable finish.
The unique chemical properties of polyaspartic coatings facilitate the bonding process, forming a strong bond when applied to well-prepared concrete. This high-strength bond lowers the risk of peeling as the coating ages.
You can apply polyaspartic coatings any time of the year, regardless of climate. You don’t have to wait for fair weather to apply your coating. Coat your garage floor in the dead of winter or the heat of summer.
High Heat Tolerance
Driving in the summer generates tire heat. Unfortunately, hot rubber on an epoxy coating may damage the surface and leave permanent tire tracks. The higher heat tolerance of polyaspartic garage coatings lowers the risk of hot tire pickup.
Resistance to Chemical and Oil Stains
Many of the properties that give polyaspartic coatings their enhanced durability and superior protection also make them resistant to harsh chemicals and oil stains. A gasoline or oil spill in the garage won’t damage your polyaspartic coating if you clean it up promptly.
Applications of Polyaspartic Coatings
Various industries continue to adopt polyaspartic coating products for their benefits, such as versatility in protecting indoor and outdoor applications, faster cure times, and high gloss and color retention.
The characteristics of polyaspartics make them a popular choice for:
- Garage floors and parking lots
- Industrial applications, including sewer linings, pipelines, water treatment plants, and tank linings
- Automotive refinishing and molded Parts
The corrosion-resistant qualities of polyaspartic coatings also provide excellent protection against corrosion in wind power stations, wind turbines, agricultural equipment, commercial vehicles, and other machinery exposed to harsh conditions.
As the demand for polyaspartic coatings grows, coating companies continue to be at the forefront of this emerging technology. However, polyaspartic coatings require proper installation. At Performance Floors and Coating, we’ve invested the time to hone our skills and perfect our process.
We strive to give our customers the highest quality products and services. We offer premium quality epoxy and polyaspartic hybrid coating systems that perform well and stand the test of time.
You can find DIY kits at your local improvement store, but these kits lack the durability of a professionally applied coating. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a polyaspartic coating, hire an expert to install it professionally.
Polyaspartic Garage Coatings in Tampa
Are you looking for the best concrete coating contractor in Tampa, FL? Look no further than Performance Floors and Coating. Call us today at (813) 212-2271 to learn more about polyaspartic garage coatings and request a free quote.