At Armor Coatings Co., our licensed technicians and designers work on hundreds of requests from residents and business owners looking to upgrade garage floor coatings and paintwork. We are proud to be the most reliable provider of polyaspartic and polyurea coatings in all our service areas, helping many people protect their concrete garage floors from scuffed epoxy paints and heavy foot and vehicle traffic.
If you’re looking for reasons to upgrade garage floor coatings in your home, apartment complex, or store, you’ve come to the right place. In this explainer, our professionals will outline the four most prevalent reasons property owners move from living with cheap garage floor epoxy to applying more durable polyurea and polyaspartic coats.
A High-Quality Polyaspartic Coating Can Last Decades on a Concrete Floor
Polyurea and polyaspartic coatings can outlast an epoxy floor by decades, making them two of the most popular protectants for customers who do not want to call their flooring contractors every five years. An epoxy coating can last over ten years in low-traffic areas, but it has a rigid and high-gloss finish that makes it vulnerable to abrasion from snow-studded tires, work boots, and gardening materials.
Polyurea and polyaspartic are more expensive than epoxy, and their fast curing times make DIY installation a liability. However, they have twice the staying power of epoxy, capable of lasting more than 25 years in high-traffic areas, such as drive-throughs, loading bays, and commercial garages. They are ideal for business owners and property managers with a set-it-and-forget-it mindset.
Upgrade Garage Floor Coatings with Safer and Faster Curing Materials
One coat of epoxy can take more than 16 hours to dry, and most residential and commercial establishments require at least two or three layers for long-lasting protection. Epoxy curing times make basements, porches, and garages unusable for an entire day at the minimum and a week at most. Most families hire contractors to apply an epoxy coating before they go on vacation or a long-distance trip so they can return to a more durable and maintenance-light garage floor.
Multiple layers of polyurea and polyaspartic coatings can cure in less than an hour and emit fewer toxic fumes than a single layer of epoxy. Our technicians exclusively use EPA-approved coatings with zero volatile organic content or VOCs, which can trigger allergic reactions in people with sensitive respiratory tracts.
Faster drying times and zero chemical residues make polyurea and polyaspartic the leading combination for customers who want a safe and quick installation procedure. The application leaves little margin for error and requires years of professional experience to do correctly. However, the two chemicals are virtually odorless, allowing children and pets to stay near the renovation area with no adverse consequences.
Polyurea and Polyaspartic Floors are Easier to Maintain
Polyaspartic top coats make concrete, brick, and stone floors easier to clean and maintain. All our customers need to do post-application is periodic spot cleaning and dust mopping to make their garage floors look brand-new again. We provide a 15-year warranty against flaking, staining, spalling, and moisture penetration, along with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee after we finish the application.
Polyaspartic Floors are Resistant to More Types of Abuse
As the number one salt pit and spalling removal service in our coverage areas, we recommend polyurea and polyaspartic to our customers looking to upgrade garage floor coatings.
Polyurea and polyaspartic protectants are the number one choice for hospital administrators and pharmaceutical labs because they have lower maintenance requirements and higher resistance against a broader range of contaminants. Concrete, stone, and brick surfaces are naturally porous, with billions of tiny holes that fungal spores, pollutants, and moisture from adverse weather can penetrate.
A self-priming polyurea base coat and polyaspartic top coat create a slip-free and chemical-resistant surface that deflects gasoline, brake fluid, battery acid, and tire blacking compounds without staining. Also, they are UV-stable and can endure decades of direct sunlight exposure without flaking, cracking, or yellowing.
We protect the garage floors of many clients in Wisconsin and Minnesota from the effects of blizzards and adverse weather during winter when below-zero ambient temperatures can last months. Droplets of water penetrating concrete garage floors will expand as it turns solid in freezing temperatures, creating puddles, slopes, and other stability issues as the seasons change. Polyurea and polyaspartic make the highest-quality combination of chemicals that can prevent that from happening.
Upgrade Garage Floor Paintings with Expert Help
Learn more about how you can upgrade garage floor coatings for residential and commercial properties by reaching out to professionals. Call our technicians at Armor Coatings Co. at (715) 934-9037 and get a free consultation today.