Do you have questions about floor coatings or our process? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section below. If you don’t find the answer to your question, feel free to give us a call! One of our experts will be more than happy to help you resolve your question.
How Much Do Your Floor Coatings Cost?
All of our floor coatings are customized in order to meet your specifications. We can work with you to design a floor coating within your budget. Contact us today to learn more about our pricing.
What Is The Life Expectancy Of Your Floor Coatings?
In general, our polyaspartic floor coatings will last the lifespan of the floor until they are applied to. They are formulated to be durable and strong, and proper maintenance and cleaning will help them stay that way.
Will I Need To Reseal My Floor Coating?
If you follow our maintenance and cleaning recommendations, your polyaspartic coating should last the lifespan of your floor. If you don’t clean and maintain your floor coating, it won’t last as long.
How Long Does It Take To Apply Floor Coatings?
There is no one size fits all, as every project is different. We will work with you in order to best meet your needs, wishes, and requirements.
Will My Floor Coating Turn Yellow?
If it is tan epoxy that gets a lot of sun exposure, yes. If it is polyaspartic, then no. Our polyaspartic coatings have a no-fade lifetime guarantee.
How Long Do I Need To Stay Off A Freshly Applied Floor Coating?
We recommend that you stay off your new floor coating for about 4-6 hours.
How Do I Care For My Floor Coating?
Though floor coatings require minimal maintenance, regular cleaning and taking care of any repairs will increase their lifespan.
Will Oil Stain My Floor Coating?
Polyaspartic floor coatings are designed to be able to repel oil so that you can wipe it away easily.
What Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings?
Polyaspartic refers to the term “Aliphatic Polyurea”. They’re less common than polyurea coatings since polyurea is used for truck bed liners and tank coatings as well.
Who Invented Polyaspartic Floor Coatings?
Bayer Material Science invented polyaspartic floor coatings in the early 1990s.
Can Polyaspartic Coatings Be Used Outside?
Since polyaspartic coatings are UV resistant and thus have less likelihood of being damaged from UV rays, they can be used outside.
What Types Of Floor Systems Are Available?
Polyaspartic floor coatings are very versatile and can be installed with many floor systems.
How Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Applied?
Polyaspartic floor coatings can be applied with squeegees or nap rollers.
Who Can Install Polyaspartic Floor Coatings?
Certified coatings contractors can install polyaspartic floor coatings.
How Long Do Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Take To Dry?
Polyaspartic coatings are designed to dry quickly, usually curing within a few hours.
Can Polyaspartic Coatings Be Applied In Cold Weather?
This is dependent on the specific formula being used, but in general, polyaspartic can be applied in cold weather.
What Kind Of Environments Can Polyaspartic Coatings Be Installed In?
Anywhere that calls for resinous floor coatings are environments that polyaspartic coatings can be installed.
Are Polyaspartic Coatings As Durable As Epoxy?
If anything, polyaspartic coatings are more durable than epoxy! They offer more resistance to abrasion than epoxy coatings.
Can You Use Polyaspartic Over Epoxy?
Yes, you can. It involves a slightly altered process, but polyaspartic can be used over epoxy.
What Is The Polyaspartic Floor Coating Process Like?
The polyaspartic floor coating process will take a day to complete. To learn more about the polyaspartic floor coating process, click here: (insert link here)
How Do I Prepare My Floor For A Floor Coating?
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Do Polyaspartic And Epoxy Coatings Leave Odors?
The type of product used greatly affects the odor left behind. Products that use cheaper materials and have a lot of odor solvents added to them tend to be the worst offenders.
How Slip-Resistant Is Polyaspartic?
Polyaspartic floor coatings can have textures that make them slip-resistant. They are much more slip-resistant than epoxy, which can get very slippery, especially when wet.
Will You Coat Over The Felt Pad Between The Wall And The Floor?
We use a special kind of caulk to caulk over your felt pad before it is coated over.
Will My Floor Coating Crack If The Concrete Cracks?
If your concrete cracks, usually your expansion joints will contain the majority of cracks.
Does Polyaspartic Scratch Easily?
Polyaspartic floor coatings are among the most resilient in the industry. They will not scratch easily.
What Happens If I Drop Something On My Floor Coating And It Chips?
It’s unlikely that your floor coating will chip from having something dropped on it, unless it is dense with a sharp edge. Small damages like chips are easy to repair and don’t require the floor coating to be redone.
Can I Fill The Expansion Joints After The Floor Coating Is Installed?
Yes, you can fill the expansion joints after the floor coating is installed.
Do You Fill The Expansion Joints When You Install Floor Coatings?
We don’t recommend filling in the expansion joints, as they are there in order to prevent cracks in the middle of the floor.
Do You Need To Grind The Floor Or Is An Acid-Wash Enough?
Grinding the floor with diamonds is the best way to prepare it for floor coating installation.
Are Different Colors Different Prices?
All the polyaspartic colors we offer are at the same price point.
Will Polyaspartic Coatings Discolor Over Time?
Unlike epoxy, polyaspartic coatings are UV resistant and will hold up best against sun exposure.
Can You Coat Wood Steps?
Yes, we can coat wood steps with polyaspartic coatings.
Do I Need To Be Home During The Floor Coating Installation?
You do not need to be home for the installation process. Our team only needs access to your garage; there’s no need for us to go into your home.
What’s The Best Way To Clean My Floor Coatings?
Polyaspartic floor coatings are very easy to maintain. All you’ll need is a squeegee, soap, and water.
How Often Do You Clean Floor Coatings?
Regular cleaning will improve the longevity of your floor coating by limiting abrasion.
Is The Installation Process Dusty?
At Surface Bella, we keep dust to a minimum, to keep your belongings as clean as possible.
Are Bubbles In My Floor Coating The Day After Installation Normal?
It is normal for there to be some air bubbles the day after installation.
Can You Apply Floor Coatings To Driveways?
We advise against applying floor coatings to driveways, especially if they are sloped.
If My Floor Is Pooling Or Dipping, Can You Fix It?
If your floor has sunk a significant amount, you will need to have it raised back up before floor coatings can be applied.