Polyurea polyaspartic or what is commonly called “chip floors” is the perfect solution for anyone who wants an extremely durable, yet very fast curing floor coating solution. If you’re looking for a solution that will protect your garage, warehouse or any other type of commercial flooring needs, polyurea polyaspartic coating is probably the best option for you. Although it’s very similar to epoxy floors, polyurea polyaspartic is much quicker to cure, that why it’s one of the top Las Vegas garage flooring options.
What is Polyurea Polyaspartic?
Polyurea polyaspartic coating is a fast-cure coating. Depending on the particular application it can cure anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours. The surface area is similar to water which makes it extremely easy to apply in most surface areas. After the coating is applied and properly cured it has the ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. This means that you don’t have to worry about temperature regulation whatsoever.
How is this Better than Other Concrete Coatings?
- Polyurea polyaspartic coatings are ideal for garage floors as well as other commercial floors.
- One of the reasons for this is because of the impressive qualities that protect it from chemical spills as well as abrasions.
- Most jobs can be fully completed within five hours.
- It is considered to be a very cost-effective flooring solution because of its long lifespan.
- It’s known for its versatility as it can be effectively applied to many different types of weather conditions which can range from extremely hot to extremely cold.
- It is known for its impressive moisture resistance, so it’s great for areas that are damp.
- You don’t have to worry about discoloration caused by the sun as it has UV resistant qualities.
- Surfaces that are coated with polyurea polyaspartic will also not be prone to bubbles even in extreme cases of humidity.
Polyurea Polyaspartic Coating Installation Process
Step 1: The process starts with surface preparation. Any dirt or debris could affect adherence so the surface must be clean and ready for a new coating. Step 2: The two parts are mixed together and applied to the surface quickly but efficiently. Because it is a fast-drying coating, it needs to be installed immediately before it starts to harden and becomes harder to work with. Step 3: Paint chips can now be added, if desired, and then a second coating is applied to seal them in. Any loose chips are swept or scraped off the surface for a smoother finish.
Proper Maintenance for Resurfaced Garage FloorsA polyurea polyaspartic floor is stronger and less porous than concrete. It is almost immune to any acid, chemical, or anything that could cause stains or any other type of damage. Simple sweeping or dry mopping is enough to keep it clean. Try to avoid any cleaning material that contains soap, vinegar, or anything related to citrus fruits as these may contain acids that may reduce glossiness and leave a residue.
The average cost of a polyaspartic installation is about $2 to $3 per square foot. It can go higher depending on several factors, one of which is the addition of paint chips, which could push the rate to $3 to $5 per square foot. The amount of surface preparation needed will also incur more charges if it requires several repairs. The size of the job also plays a huge role in the installation cost.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, the cost of polyurea coating is between $4.50 and $7.50 per square foot. Meanwhile, a gallon of full percentage polyurea may charge you between $35 and $38.
Right off the bat, Polyaspartic wins over epoxy. Yes, both coatings can transform your flooring from “blah” to “ta-dah.” However, there are still major differences that can change your mind which to purchase.
Polyaspartic vs. Epoxy
DURABILITY. Both coatings are produce hard, flexible finish but polyaspartic is more durable and does not easily scratch, scruff or chip. Epoxy has a rigid texture, which makes it vulnerable to abrasion.
COST. You pay less for an epoxy coating, making it more cost-effective than polyaspartic.
DRYING TIME. It takes one hour or less for one layer of polyaspartic to completely dry as compared to epoxy that can reach around 16-hour drying time.
AIR QUALITY. Polyaspartic is odorless when applied as it has low amount of VOCs and is virtually no off-gassing. Epoxy, on the other hand, releases off-gassing, hence, protective breathing is necessary when installing it.
NONSLIP. Polyaspartic can be so smooth that it poses slipping risks that is why traction additives are necessary. Meanwhile, epoxy is not as slippery as polyaspartic but traction additives are still recommended for added nonslip agent.
UV STABILITY. While epoxy can fade or go yellow after prolonged sunlight exposure, polyaspartic does not fade or yellow even after extended exposure to UV.
One hour or less.
Polyaspartic coatings are extremely quick to dry. Most often, it takes about an hour or less to set when applied professionally with a squeegee or roller.