Polyurea and polyaspartic come from the same family of floor coatings, which is why people pair them together so frequently. Polyurea is a subcategory of polyaspartic floor coatings. Polyurea and polyaspartic are relatively new to the floor coating industry, having been invented in the 80’s, but with their quality and fast curing time, they’ve become a premier choice for floor coatings on the modern market.
With how fast they cure, it’s important to hire a professional to implement polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings, otherwise it’s very easy for your floors to get ruined, because non-professionals typically can’t work fast enough to do a good job with such a rapidly curing product. Polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings require professional equipment and expertise to ensure everything is prepared, applied, and completed properly, so they will look good and function properly.
When professionally done, polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings can give you usage of your floors back within a day and keep your floors beautiful and in great condition for a lifetime.
Polyurea And Polyaspartic: What’s The Difference?
Polyurea is similar to epoxy in that it is a 2 component product that is mixed in order to create your flooring. Polyurea gets very hard, very fast, has little to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and is more flexible than epoxy floors are. Since it cures so fast and gets so hard, polyurea needs specialized equipment and experience in order to be applied properly.
Polyaspartic is essentially polyurea, but it takes longer to cure. This makes it easier to work with, since it allows for professionals to take more time to apply it. While polyurea isn’t UV resistant, polyaspartic is, making it a good option for outdoor applications. Polyaspartic can get very slippery if it gets wet, but we can add grit to it, to make it more slip-resistant.
The Advantages Of Polyurea And Polyaspartic Floor Coatings
Polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings are up to six times stronger than epoxy. This, in addition to their many other benefits, are why we recommend them. Some of these benefits include:
- UV stability
- Chemical and stain resistance
- No hot tire pickup
- Strength and durability
- Fast application and cure times
- Abrasion resistant
- No chipping
- Can be applied in the cold
- Can have quartz or paint chip appearance
The Disadvantages Of Polyurea And Polyaspartic Floor Coatings
Like everything, these floor coatings do have their cons. Some of these are that they can get slippery when there is snow or water and that depending on the manufacturer, they can have strong fumes. For some people, the fact that polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings aren’t something you can DIY, but that you need to hire a professional in order to have done is a con in and of itself.
Polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings can transform your floors into something strong, durable, and beautiful, when done correctly – with a professional. These floor coatings will give you use of your garage back within a day, so you can go back to your life, while being assured your floors will look good and stay in great condition for years to come. To learn more about our polyurea and polyaspartic floor coatings, contact the experts at Surface Bella Garage Floor Coatings in Greenville, SC today!