Most Superior Concrete Floor Coatings Products

There are numerous types of floor coating solutions available today. However, some can protect your floors better and are more attractive than others. When evaluating the characteristics of different products, start by looking at the data sheets and design specs provided by their manufacturers. They are the most reliable sources of information about efficiency and setup. You also have to assess the operation area and establish some key conclusions about protective needs, aesthetic aims, cost, and installation timeline.

This post highlights some of the major types of coatings that you will come across.

Versatile Polyurea

When it comes to versatility, fewer coating products can offer the same results that polyurea does. While it is a considerably new entrant in this sector, it has offered excellent results when used for waterproofing parking garages, tunnels, tanks, and reservoirs. The coating, which was originally designed for the automotive industry in the 1980s, is also successfully used as a joint filler or caulk.

Currently, no other coating system can successfully fit all the polyurea applications and offer the same benefits that polyurea does. However, it does come with strict surface preparation conditions.

Polyurea’s superior abrasion and corrosion resistance potential is one of its biggest selling points. The material can help to repair deteriorating concrete floors or to keep new ones in a decent state. Its resistance to chemicals, scratches, and oils makes it suitable for residential, commercial, and industrial floors.

The other advantages of polyurea as a floor coating solution are:

  • It is highly stable. This makes it resistant to weather and environmental conditions.
  • A very swift setting. Depending on the formulation, this coating can cure in 3 to five minutes only. This makes it ideal for busy environments, as operations do not have to be shut off completely or for several hours or days.
  • It can be applied in a wide range of conditions, including during high humidity.
  • It has a superior elongation potential.
  • Stable resistance to heat, up to 266ᐤF or 130ᐤC and a short-term rating of 430ᐤF or 220ᐤC.
  • Superior and effective bonding on surfaces that have been prepared well, whether it is cement, wood, metals, or concrete.
  • Feasibility of low viscosity. This enables it to be mixed and sprayed at any preferred temperature.
  • It is possible to formulate the coating for a very high tensile strength of even 4350 psi.

Short-Set-Time Polyaspartics

Polyaspartics are the freshest coating products available, and they’re gradually getting favor because of their quick set times. Some manufacturers claim it takes less than a day to place them, from beginning to end, including aesthetic embellishments.

Aside from allowing work to be done at incredible speeds, these floor treatments have several other advantages, such as:

  • The capacity to spread to full-thickness throughout one coating and at higher or low temps
  • Enhanced abrasion and impact resilience compared to epoxy or urethane coatings
  • Excellent adhesion and UV tolerance

They are great for garage floors, driveways, chain outlets, vehicle dealerships, warehouses, and other floors prone to wear and tear.

Among the few disadvantages that these coatings have includes their budget, which is higher than other concrete treatments. However, considering the savings in personnel costs and maintenance down the road, the added cost is justifiable.

Below is a selection of the products available in this category. The majority serve as comprehensive decorative floor slabs you can color on-site during mixing and enhance with decorative vinyl chips or quartz pearls in different color compositions.

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At Armor Coating, our staff has extensive experience in establishing concrete coating floor systems in the household, corporate, and industrial settings, while employing specially developed products. From walkways to swimming pool settings to car parks, warehouses, and plane hangars, we handle it all. All our products also bond well with concrete floors. Contact us to get a free quote right now.

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