Have you heard about the new garage floor coating that is taking the industry by storm? It is one we are proud to offer here at Garage Force of Denver. Polyurethane coating is a much more versatile and durable material than epoxy, and it is being installed in garages all over the country. We offer a specific type of polyurethane coating, polyurea/polyaspartic floor coating, from South Denver to Monument Hill. Here, we will go over this new and exciting floor coating that we offer.
Polyurea is a chemical that is part of a subgroup of polyurethane. Without getting too technical, like epoxy, the polyurea manufacturing process uses a two-part component that mixes with a chemical catalyst to create a hard, durable material. Not only is it harder than epoxy, it is also more flexible. This greatly increases durability, especially for a material that will often have to hold up multi ton vehicles, and might otherwise break or crack without give. This material is used for more than just garage floor coatings, it is for spray on bed liners, liquid containment lining, interior pipe coating, and much more.
Polyaspartic is just a type of polyurea. Unlike other types of polyurea, which cure (dry) extremely fast, polyaspartics do not harden for anywhere from five to 120 minutes. If other polyurea were used for a garage floor coating, it would harden in the pot before it could ever be applied. Thus, when you buy a polyurethane coating, you are also buying both a polyurea and polyaspartic coating.
Benefits of Using Polyaspartic Coatings
The two biggest benefits of polyaspartic coatings can be boiled down to temperature and time. Epoxy, the second highest performing garage coating material after polyurethane, requires a certain temperature to install, greatly reducing the time frame for when it can be applied. Polyaspartic coatings, however, can be applied at temperatures anywhere between -30 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. That means these coatings can be installed just about any time or season. Additionally, because of the fast curing rate of even polyaspartic, it can be installed and ready for use in just 24 hours, unlike epoxy which can take anywhere from three to four days.
These are far from the only benefits, though, which include:
- Unlike epoxy, this material is UV resistant. After a while, the sunlight will turn epoxy a nasty yellow color. But with polyurethane, this is not a problem!
- The second coating applies a clear finish that is unaffected by moisture in the concrete.
- This material has an extreme resistance to damage from abrasions, heat, and other forms of damage.
- Because of its faster cure rate, there is less of a chance of bubbles forming during the installation process.
- This material has a glossy finish that many homeowners love.
Unlike epoxy, polyurethane coatings should never be done by anyone but a professional. Additionally, not all polyurethane is the same. We mentioned the five to 120 minute curing time. If you think about it, five minutes isn’t enough to do a great job on a floor coating, so you want to be sure that the company you hire uses a quality polyaspartic.
If you are looking for a polyurethane garage floor coating from South Denver to Monument Hill, then trust the professionals here at Garage Force of Denver South. We know your home is important, so we take extra care of it while we’re working; when we leave, it will be left in a better state than it was before, not counting your brand new garage floor coating! If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.