How Long Does a Polyaspartic Floor Coating Last

Polyaspartic floor coatings offer cutting-edge topcoat floor protection. Originally created to protect steel from corrosion, polyaspartic coatings now help safeguard many facilities’ floors from the daily challenges of heavy traffic, spills, and general wear and tear.

Often used as a high-performance topcoat alternative to epoxy and other resinous floor coatings, polyaspartic floor coatings provide rapid curing times and exceptional durability. A properly installed and well-maintained polyaspartic floor coating can last up to 20 years.

However, the floor’s lifespan depends on factors such as the quality of the installation and the volume of traffic the floor withstands. Trust our team at Armor Coating Co. for a professional polyaspartic floor coating installation. We have the skills and experience to do the job right.

Benefits of Polyaspartic Coatings

Unlike polyurea and other floor coating systems, polyaspartics deliver high abrasion resistance and don’t fade and yellow because of UV exposure. They also resist acid, chemicals, and stains, making them ideal for harsh environments, from garages and industrial floors to breweries and commercial kitchens.

Additional benefits of polyaspartic flooring include:

  • Easy to clean
  • Rapid curing
  • High film build
  • Quick and safe installation
  • Cost-effective
  • Luxurious look

Polyaspartic floor coatings give you the freedom to explore your artistic side with a full palette of color choices, textures, floor patterns, and finishes. Even more important, you won’t have to worry about protection for a long time.

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Polyaspartic Floor

A commercial garage floor with heavy traffic will have a shorter lifespan than a residential floor that receives little to no traffic. However, proper care and maintenance help prolong your floor’s useful life and make the most of your investment.

The following tips can help you extend the life of your polyaspartic floor coatings:

Hire Experts to Coat Your Floor

While a DIY coating may seem tempting, hiring an expert to install your polyaspartic floor coating guarantees the best results. Professional concrete coating companies offer high-quality materials, industry-leading equipment, and unique design options to fit your needs.

Vet potential contractors thoroughly and select a company you trust to do a spectacular job.

Clean Spills Immediately

Clean any spills, including acids, solvents, and caustics, immediately. If you let harsh liquids remain on the floor, they may discolor, soften, or completely damage your coating.

A polyaspartic coating system cures by cross-linking rather than by temperature or humidity. As a result, they work well in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. They have minimal odor and contain little VOCs compared to other coating materials.

Best Practices

As with every other part of your property, make it a point to clean your floor every one or two weeks to prevent dirt and debris from settling into the finish. If the coating appears stripped or damaged, contact your floor coating company for reapplication.

You also want to avoid moving heavy equipment across the floor and steer clear of harsh cleaners and abrasive brushes when cleaning.

Our Process

Armor Coating Co prides itself on using only the highest quality coating products. We also follow our proven six-step process to guarantee the best results.

Step 1: Surface Preparation

We grind and vacuum the concrete surface to prepare it for coating and ensure strong adhesion.

Step 2: Repair

Next, we repair all uneven spots and cracks to create a smooth foundation for the coating.

Step 3: Coating

We apply a base coat of 100% polyurea self-priming epoxy.

Step 4: Flaking

We broadcast a polymer flake by hand to give the floor an even color and texture.

Step 5: Scraping

Once the basecoat cures, we’ll scrape away any excess chips.

Step 6: Sealing

Finally, we apply the polyaspartic top coat over the entire surface. Your new floor will be ready for light foot traffic after 12 hours.

Your Top-Notch Polyaspartic Flooring Contractor

Armor Coatings Co proudly offers polyurea and polyaspartic coatings for residential and commercial applications. We back our product with a 15-year warranty, so you can rest assured of the highest quality products and services from competent experts.

Our concrete flooring services include everything from garage floor coatings and concrete repair to salt pit removal and patio coatings. As a family-owned and operated company, we value our customers and go the extra mile to exceed their expectations.

Are you considering a polyaspartic floor coating for your residential, commercial, or industrial location? Contact our experts at Armor Coating Co for professional polyaspartic floor coating services. Call (715) 934-9037 to request a free quote.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Long Will The Concrete Coating Last?

We use the highest quality materials in our polyaspartic floor coatings and we’ve perfected our application process to make the concrete coating permanent.  Once completely cured and adhered, the concrete coating is meant to last as long as the substrate it’s adhered to.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Over Epoxy Floor Coatings?

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings dry more quickly than Epoxy Floor Coatings, and the finish is also more durable.  Our floor concrete coating finishes are also more slip-resistant and will not discolor like some Epoxy Floor Coatings.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

Our flooring cures within a few hours, however our team of professionals recommends waiting at least 4-6 hours before walking on your brand new concrete coated flooring. After 12 hours, you can begin moving lightweight objects onto the flooring, like light patio furniture.  We recommend waiting a full 24 hours before moving anything heavy back into the area where we’ve applied the coating (your car, heavy equipment or furniture etc.).

Will My New Concrete Floor Coating Turn Yellow?

It sure won’t! Our concrete floor coverings will not yellow or discolor, because they are UV stable. This  one of the many benefits of using Polyurea or Polyaspartic floor coatings.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

How Long Does It Take You To Apply Concrete Floor Coatings?

We’ve perfected our 6-step application process, so most typical projects take between 5-10 hours depending on the square footage.  We pride ourselves in a one-day application, and will do everything possible to stay within that time frame.  Rainy weather can delay the project, but it is rare.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming, and hoses.  We offer maintenance services should your concrete flooring ever need cleaning, however you can also use non-abrasive cleaners, like CLR, to remove grease or other stains. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Armor coatings are oil resistant as well as moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyaspartic Coatings?

Bayer Material Science first developed Polyaspartic coatings in the 1990’s to protect steel bridges and infrastructure from rusting and corrosion. It has since been modified for different applications, once being durable concrete flooring coatings.

What Are Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings?

Polyaspartic Concrete coating is another name for Aliphatic Polyurea, which is a hybrid material consisting of ester and other materials. It was originally developed to coat metal bridges.  It was later used to coat concrete flooring due to its durability and moisture resistance. Polyurea is also used to coat truck bed liners.

Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used Outside?

They sure can!  We offer wonderful solutions for driveways, patios, and even the area around the pool.  Our coatings are all UV stable, which will help prevent discoloration or flaking.

What Types Of Environments Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used?

Polyaspartic flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Polyaspartic Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, basecoating, applying chips, scraping the chips, and applying the clear UV protective clear coat. 

Can I Apply Polyaspartic Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are safe to apply in temperatures as cold as -40 degrees.

How Long Do Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Take To Dry?

Our Polyaspartic Floor Coatings are engineered to rapidly cure, and can be dry in a matter of a few hours!  However, we recommend waiting at least 5-6 hours before walking on newly applied coating and 24 hours before moving heavy objects back onto the flooring.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

Installing Polyaspartic Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! Our team at Armor Coatings is certified in Polyaspartic Floor Coating installation and have many years of experience.

Is It Possible To Cover Existing Epoxy Floor Coating With Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

It is!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are specially formulated for their incredible adhesion properties.  If you have existing patches of epoxy coating, our team can sand it down, vacuum, and wipe down the area with a solvent.  Once prepped, we will apply your new, superior, Polyaspartic Floor Coating