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6 Reasons Why Polyurea Concrete Coatings Are Better Than Epoxy

6 Reasons Why Polyurea Concrete Coatings Are Better Than Epoxy

Oct 22, 2018

For years, epoxy was the darling of all the floor coatings. But, new product innovations have been a game changer, and polyurea is all the latest rage. And for good reason. Actually, there are six good reasons why you should switch to polyurea coatings right now.

Polyurea Sticks Better Than Epoxy

Epoxy coating has earned a bad reputation in recent years for poor adhesion. Garage floors coated with epoxy can peel away, exposing the surface beneath to contaminants that seep into the flooring. Polyurea options, like the one we offer from Penntek, sticks fast and adheres well to the surface, resisting any degradation or peeling over time. And it comes with a 15-year warranty, so you know you’ll be covered long-term.

Polyurea Coatings Bond Better

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Epoxy can have a tendency to stick where it shouldn’t, ending up on your car’s tires after a blistering California summer day. Polyurea coatings are different. They don’t just sit on the surface; there’s a chemical reaction that draws the coating into the concrete, creating an incredibly strong bond that simply cannot lift away.

Polyurea Can Be Applied in Cooler Temperatures

One of the greatest benefits of polyurea is its application flexibility. The floor covering can be applied in cooler temperatures (all the way down past 32 degrees F) without affecting dry times or durability. And that means you don’t have to wait for the perfect summer day to have a new coating applied to your floor.

Polyurea Coatings Dry Fast

Ever had to wait for an epoxy coating to dry? For five days, you didn’t park in the garage, or even walk across the floor for fear of damaging the surface. Not so with polyurea coatings. Cure time is reduced to a single day, getting your routine back to normal in no time flat.

Want to Avoid Cracks? Pick Polyurea

Old-school epoxy coatings don’t have a great deal of flexibility. Over time they tend to crack, peel and delaminate. Polyurea coatings have a high degree of flexibility (ten times the flexibility of epoxy), maintaining their integrity regardless of changes in the weather and the passage of time. Bottom line? Polyurea coatings look better longer.

Polyurea Color Stays True

Polyurea coatings are 100% UV stable. That means your color remains vibrant and true for years to come. Unlike epoxy coatings that fade over time, polyurea coatings have a lifetime UV stability guarantee, and that means your color will look as good in ten years as it does right now.

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