Polyurea coating for floors has become more and more popular over the years. It's fast to put on, is impact and water resistant, and most of all, it looks great. But what exactly is a polyurea floor coating? And why would you need it?
Let's say you work in an auto body shop. Every day, you're working on vehicles. Oil and other chemicals are routinely spilled on your concrete floor. That can take a toll and soon cracks begin to form. Your floor starts to get a little uneven. But it's just a floor in your garage, you don't need anything fancy. So why coat it with polyurea?
In previous blogs, we explained what happens to concrete over time and why polyurea is great for concrete material. To sum it up, polyurea can penetrate the porous concrete and create a strong bond that can withstand anything any wear and tear. It's very flexible, can withstand any temperature, and it's fast curing (which means installation takes only a few hours). And the color doesn't fade, even with direct sunlight.
But that's not all. Polyurea coating for floors has a very high tolerance to heat. This means if you park a car inside the garage with screaming hot tires, no damage will come to your floor. And we all know what happens to concrete in the temperatures -- much like wood, it can contract and expand and that can cause damage. But this will not happen with polyurea floor coating!
One of the issues many have with floors is maintenance, especially in a garage. Chemicals can spill, causing damage and stains that will never disappear. But you'll never have an issue with maintaining your polyurea flooring. Because it's waterproof, you won't see any type of water stains. It's chemical resistant and can withstand the constant wear and tear your floors get. It's also highly flexible, which means it can contact and expand without any damage occurring.
So what makes polyurea the go-to choice for flooring? Why not go with an epoxy flooring? First is polyurea coatings are extremely durable, four times more so than an epoxy. The flexibility of the material is what makes it strong. Epoxy, however, is more brittle and can crack as time progresses. Another benefit of polyurea over epoxy is the time it takes to cure. A polyurea flooring can take about a day to be installed and cured. An epoxy can take up to three days to fully cure. Can you imagine closing your busy shop for that long of a period?
Another benefit of polyurea over epoxy is the time it takes to cure. A polyurea flooring can take about a day to be installed and cured. An epoxy can take up to three days to fully cure. Can you imagine closing your busy shop for that long of a period? Not only does it take longer to cure, but epoxy needs to be applied at the right temperature. If it's freezing or blazing hot, chances are you're not laying down the flooring that day. With polyurea coatings, the temperature has no effect.
And then there's an issue with color. Epoxy's color is known to fade or yellow from UV exposure, though there are some formulations include UV protection. But that's something you'll never have to worry about with a polyurea coating!
So if you're interested in getting a new floor for your garage or body shop, we're ready to take your call. Contact Marvel Industrial Coatings today and get a polyurea coating for your floor.