What Are Polyaspartic Coatings?

The term “polyaspartic” refers to an “aliphatic polyurea”, used in such applications as spray-down truck bed-liners and tank coatings.

What types of floor coating systems are available with Polyaspartics?

Standard solid color industrial floor coatings, Seamless Flake and Monolithic Quartz flooring systems are commonplace with polyaspartic coatings. Recently, new decorative concrete floor coating applications such as dye, seal and metallic floor coating systems have been developed with polyaspartic coating technology.

Who Invented Polyaspartic Coatings?

Polyaspartic coatings were introduced in the early 1990’s by one of the world’s leading chemical companies, Bayer Material Science. This new technology was first employed as a protective steel coating, offering corrosion prevention for bridges and other harsh environment applications. Eventually the material was modified for additional types of applications including resinous floor concrete coatings.

What types of environments can Polyaspartic Costings be used in?

Generally any type of an environment where a resinous floor coating is called for a polyaspartic coating system may be used. This includes heavy traffic, industrial and commercial flooring as well as residential, garage floor concrete coatings.

How are polyaspartic coatings applied?

Polyaspartic coatings may be applied with a squeegee, seal-coat broom or even a simple 18” long 3/8” nap roller. Common methods include the “Dip and Roll” method as well as the “Ribbon and Roll” method.

Can I apply polyaspartic coatings in cold temperatures?

Yes, polyaspartics may be applied within extremely low temperatures below 0º Centigrade.

How long do Polyaspartic Coatings take to dry?

Polyaspartic coatings are designed to exhibit rapid curing capabilities, and may dry in a matter of hours or less. Often these concrete coating systems provide for next-day return to service.

Who can install polyaspartic coatings?

Polyaspartic coatings systems are high performance materials that should always been installed by a certified commercial coating contractor.

Are polyaspartic coatings as durable as epoxy coatings?

Yes! Based on empirical testing data, polyaspartic coatings will offer abrasion resistant capabilities that far exceed those of typical epoxy systems.