Polyaspartic polyurea is increasingly becoming the go-to concrete coating choice for garages and commercial buildings. Though it is touted as a new coating technique, polyaspartic coatings have been used since the early 1990s.
Polyaspartic is also very effective in residential floor coating. It can be used in hallways, basements, entry-ways, patios, restrooms, and even living rooms.
In this article, we will look at the factors that make polyaspartic suitable for concrete floor coating.
Concrete floors and other coating techniques may break if exposed to continuous vibrations or pressure. Polyureas are designed to be stronger, more flexible, and can elongate by up to 800%. These features enable polyaspartic coatings to last up to a decade without damage.
The use of chemicals and certain activities can damage a concrete floor. This may, in turn, cause other structural damages to your building. Applying a concrete floor coating will prevent structural damage. It will also make it easier and safer for you to move around with tools in your garage.
Traditional residential floor coating techniques such as epoxy can be infuriating. This is because they start peeling off after a few years. With polyaspartic, delamination is not an issue. The material penetrates the surface and fully bonds with your floor to shield it from damage.
Concrete is known to absorb stains and accumulate dirt as the rough surface scrapes dirt from shoes. This makes cleaning the floors difficult. Also, you have to be wary of the cleaning products used as some can erode the surface.
Polyaspartic coatings are smooth, watertight, and stain-resistant. Their smooth surface does not scrape dirt from shoes and leaves no room for dust particles to hide. This makes cleaning floors easy and quick. It is also chemical resistant. Therefore, you can use chemical detergents to clean spills without worrying about corrosion.
Epoxy flooring and carpets tend to fade due to exposure to UV. As a result, they lose their color and start turning yellow, which reduces their aesthetic value and appeal resulting in the need to have them replaced every few years.
On the other hand, polyaspartic coats are UV resistant and can withstand exposure to sunlight for years without losing their color. This makes polyaspartic a suitable floor coating for both internal and external use.
Concrete floors can chip off over the years due to impact, vibration, or corrosion from abrasive materials. These chunks or missing pieces make the floor uneven and cause people to trip or slip. This poses huge risks as falling on a hard concrete floor can cause fractures and concussions.
Polyaspartic coatings reduce the chances of trips. To begin with, they are strong, and resistant thus do not chip off, causing unevenness of the floor.
Though polyaspartic floors can be slippery when wet, anti-slip additives can be used to increase texture which increases grip. Due to the durability and anti-slip additives, polyaspartic is excellent for residential floor coating.
Allergies can be triggered by allergens or factors that we can come across every day. For such people dust, animal fur, detergents or even flowers can trigger allergic reactions. After such exposure, they may develop watery eyes and start coughing or sneezing, continuously taking away their comfort and productivity.
Soft surfaces such as carpets can easily hoard allergens and make some rooms inhabitable for people with allergies. Hard concrete floors with coatings do not allow allergens to penetrate and accumulate or even mildew and mold to grow.
Commercial floor coatings guarantee the comfort of staff with allergies and directly boost their performance and productivity.
The type of floor used plays a big part in the durability, usability, and safety level of a building. In these aspects, polyaspartic coatings are exceptional. They can be used to produce marvelous works of architecture while guaranteeing safety and long service. Given all these advantages, it goes without saying that residential floor coating is an option all homeowners and landlords should explore.