Why Polyurea is Better Than Epoxy When it Comes to Floor Coatings
Epoxy Floor Coatings
Epoxy coatings are a popular choice for floors because they are easy to apply, readily available, come in a variety of colors, and are highly durable. However, epoxy coatings are not without their drawbacks.
Disadvantages of Epoxy
Some fundamental issues with epoxy floor coatings are their UV stability, flexibility, and long-term bond to concrete. Typical epoxy systems for concrete coatings consist of a resin and a hardener, the constant hardening over time results in loss of adhesion causing it to chip and peel.
Polyurea Floor Coatings
Polyurea, on the other hand, is an increasingly popular choice in floor coatings thanks to its many advantages and formulation designed for concrete coatings.
One major advantage of polyurea is its formulation to be applied as a 1-day system without altering the installation process or the material formulation.
It is extremely durable and UV resistant which will not yellow in the sun even in the toughest Texas weather conditions. This makes it ideal for outdoor areas like patios, sidewalks, and pool decks.
Polyurea is a type of polymer but unlike epoxy, it’s also an elastomer making it a rubber-like compound that provides 4x more flexibility compared to epoxy.
Additionally, polyurea has an oil-based aromatic component that creates maximum concrete adhesion by sending roots into the concrete for long-term bonding allowing for warranties of up to 15 years in residential applications.
Which Coating is Better?
When it comes to floor coatings, polyurea is clearly the superior choice in terms of durability, flexibility, and fast application cycle time. Polyurea stands up better when exposed to the elements, provides a seamless bond with concrete, and can be applied in any environment, even in extreme heat or bitter cold Additionally, polyurea can be applied in glossy, matte, with textured finishes to give floors a unique look.
Why Choose Classic Concrete for your Floor Coating
At Classic Concrete Coatings, we believe that polyurea is the best choice for creating a long-lasting, attractive, and durable finish for any concrete floor. We are experts in polyurea installation and can help you determine the best choice for your project. Our experienced technicians will work with you to create a safe, durable, and aesthetically pleasing floor coating that fits your budget and timeline. Contact us today to get started on your project!