For most property owners, space is at a premium. Therefore, it makes sense to maximize any free area. A polyaspartic garage coating can help you do this by turning your garage into a functional space.
These coating systems allow you to enjoy the protective benefits of an epoxy floor with minimal cure time and VOCs. You can then use the spare space in your garage as a recreation area, laundry, or workshop.
Adding sealant over your concrete floor improves its appearance and functionality. The floor becomes waterproof, warmer in winter, and easier to clean. Polyaspartic coatings enhance the look of the floor and protect the concrete from degrading.
What Is Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating?
A polyaspartic garage floor coating is very much like polyurethane but cures more quickly. You can also apply it in a range of settings and conditions, unlike epoxies and urethanes, which require a specific temperature to set.
This type of coating has been around for a couple of decades and was popular for industrial applications. Some commercial examples include protecting piers, railcars, and ships. Today property owners are enjoying the benefits of this premier coating product.
How Does Polyaspartic Differ from Polyurea?
Both products are related but slightly different, making it challenging to understand the difference. However, there are distinct differences of which to be aware.
Polyurea cures more quickly, making it more challenging to install. Polyaspartic is more expensive but easier to install, more durable, and tougher.
Polyaspartic cures more quickly than epoxy but not as rapidly as polyurea. This property allows our technicians more time to work with it while still ensuring a ready-for-use floor within 24 hours.
You can walk on your new polyaspartic garage coating within a few hours and move your vehicle in within 24 hours. By comparison, epoxy-only floors require 12 hours or more to cure before you can walk on them and 72 hours before you can drive on them.
At Premier Concrete Coatings, we combine the benefits of a polyurea concrete floor with the strength of a polyaspartic top coat. This combination allows you to get the best from both without breaking the bank. Speak to us about garage and basement coatings in Northern Indiana.
Other Advantages of Polyaspartic Top Coats
Built-in UV Resistance
Polyaspartic top coats also have built-in UV resistance. The extra cost pays off because your polyaspartic garage coating will not yellow due to exposure to direct sunlight. The top coat also protects the underlying layers from the effects of the sun.
The surface is as hard as nails, making it difficult to scratch or chip. The additional strength also makes it easier for the flooring to resist hot tire pickup. The scuff-resistant is particularly useful in a garage you use as a workspace or gym, as dropping tools or equipment won’t mark the floor.
The viscosity of the medium is also a big advantage. Polyaspartic flows easily, making it simple to pour an even layer. Polyurea, by contrast, is more sluggish.
Easy to Clean
Epoxy, polyurea, and polyaspartic are all easy to wipe down and clean. However, polyaspartic garage coatings in Southeast Michigan are the most chemically resistant of them all. While we recommend cleaning up spills as quickly as possible, if your car leaks oil overnight, you can still clean the mess up easily.
In most cases, simply blotting up the spill and washing off the residue is sufficient. For more stubborn dirt, you may also have to use a degreasing agent.
Are you tired of stripping paint and refinishing your floors every few years? We don’t blame you! Not only is it time-consuming, but it is also expensive. With typical use, a polyaspartic coating will last around 15 years or more.
During that time frame, the only maintenance you need to perform is to clean the floors and maybe mend the odd scratch or chip here or there. You can smooth away minor scratches using a purpose-built polish and repair large gouges with a patch kit.
Versatile Design Choices
One of the reasons that our polyurea base and polyaspartic topcoat variations are so popular is that they are so versatile from a design standpoint. Select a simple solid color for maximum protection at the lowest possible price, or up the ante with sparkling mica and quartz.
Epoxy coatings today offer a range of customizations that no other flooring option can match. Some ideas include:
- Faux marble, onyx, or lapis lazuli flooring for drama
- A fun logo or design
- Flake flooring in a range of colors to perfectly match your decor or desired look
- Faux limestone or slate
- A 3-D metallic design
- A solid bold color
Thanks to the properties of this material, it is easy to incorporate a wide range of additives and pigments. Speak to our team about ways in which we can customize your look.
Polyaspartic Garage Coatings in Southwest Michigan / Basement Coatings in Northern Indiana
Is it time to maximize your floor space? Speak to the Premier Concrete Coatings team for more information on how polyaspartic coatings can help you achieve your goals moving forward.
We prioritize outstanding customer service and aim to create the best possible experience for you. Our team will work with you step-by-step to achieve the look you want and ensure you get the desired results.