Epoxy is perhaps the most widely used garage floor coating material, holding plenty of advantages depending on what you’re looking for. Epoxy is inexpensive and can even work in DIY applications – but there are downsides to this popular floor coating.
Epoxy is thick like molasses, meaning it won’t get into every crack and crevice of a concrete garage floor – leading to adhesion problems down the road. Polyaspartic has the consistency of water and polyurea is even thinner, making it easier to soak into the concrete pores.
Epoxy floors generally don’t last and maintenance can be tedious – especially if applied using a DIY method. Epoxy floors also aren’t UV resistant, so they yellow over time and are generally more susceptible to damage and delamination. The worst part about epoxy floor coating is the week-long cure time. Other floor coating options have much shorter cure times and longer durability.
Both polyaspartic and polyurea have short cure times – about a day for polyaspartic and even less -minutes- for polyurea. Infact, polyurea cures so quickly that it leaves virtually no time to correct errors. Neither are great for DIY, but the final product also lasts far longer than epoxy DIY coatings, so you won’t have to redo them every few years after that initial professional installation.
Reliable and Durable: Polyaspartic Floor Coating
Polyaspartic is a tried-and-true method of redoing your garage floor. It has a wide variety of color choices and is extremely durable when it comes to tough chemicals. It will protect your floors for years and bonds well to bare concrete. When redoing your garage, the clear choice is polyaspartic.
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