When making decisions about what kind of floor coating to go with on your garage floor there are many things to consider. Some important considerations include the appearance of the floor coating, the durability of the floor coating, the cost of the coating, and what type of coating would be best for your specific purposes. We at Silverback Coatings would be happy to help you figure out the best coating for your garage floor. One the most durable and visually appealing types of garage floor coatings are polyaspartic garage floor coatings.
What Are Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coatings?
Polyaspartic garage floor coatings are the most durable types of garage floor coatings that are available on the market. They were developed in the 90’s and are more advanced than epoxy or polyurea floor coatings. Polyaspartic garage floor coatings are made of developed polyurea and are known for being extremely strong and for their quick setting times.
A polyaspartic floor coating can be laid within a day and will be set at the end of the next 24 hours, while an epoxy flooring can take up to 5 days to completely cure. Polyaspartic floor coatings are one of the best types of garage floor coatings on the market today, especially for garage floors due to being able to withstand a lot of weight and not crack or dent.
Polyaspartic flooring can be implemented in a variety of ways. Sometimes epoxy coats are laid underneath a polyaspartic coating and sometimes all of the layers are made of polyaspartic material. Usually on top of your concrete we will lay a base coat, a material that gives the floor color and texture, and then the protective top coating.
Polyaspartic Flooring vs. Polyurea Flooring
Polyaspartic flooring is a subgroup of polyurea coatings. Polyurea coatings existed before polyaspartic coatings. Although polyurea coatings are also great options for floor coatings, polyaspartic flooring was created in order to make polyurea coatings better. For one, polyurea flooring is not UV resistant while polyaspartic flooring is. Polyurea is also slightly less durable than polyaspartic garage flooring.
Advantages of Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coatings
There are many advantages to getting a polyaspartic floor coating on your garage floor. As previously mentioned, polyaspartic garage floor coatings are UV resistant which is a distinct advantage for garage floors. UV protection protects your materials from fading and sun damage. This feature makes polyaspartic coatings great for garages and other outdoor spaces.
Polyaspartic floor coatings are also great because they are very strong and resistant to oil, water, dirt and other debris. It is very difficult to penetrate a polyaspartic floor coating. This type of floor coating is also not only great for garage flooring, but is also great for indoor concrete spaces, outdoor spaces, hallways and other spaces within your home.
Another advantage of polyaspartic garage flooring is that it is customizable. There are all sorts of colors and textures to choose from. Each mix requires different materials to make it look a certain way. That is why there are all sorts of options for individuals to choose from. It is advantageous for individuals to choose polyaspartic garage floor coatings because they can make decisions for themselves about what they want to have on their floors.
For more information about polyaspartic garage floor coatings, reach out to us at Silverback Coatings. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have and to give you a consultation to help you decide which floor coating would work best for you.