Why Polyaspartic Is Better Than Epoxy

by admin March 31st, 2021 in Flooring

Are you considering a new floor for your garage? Whether you are an avid cyclist, a diligent gearhead, or an aspiring home bartender, all you want is a comfortable place to do your activity. In this blog, we shall explain the difference between polyaspartic and epoxy flooring.

Polyaspartic Flooring Surfaces

Polyaspartic flooring surfaces provide notable protection from damage from dropped items and other wear. Polyaspartic solutions form chemical reactions between a polyaspartic ester and aliphatic polyisocyanate. The solutions obtained produces customizable surfaces with little or no emissions of volatile organic compounds or VOCs.

Some homeowners prefer to customize with striking colours and patterns, additives or decorative chips that form non-slip surfaces. Polyaspartic garage floor surfaces are more flexible than epoxy floors. Polyaspartic floors offer more resistance than epoxy surfaces. Polyaspartic flooring surfaces takes less than a day to dry. This reduces the chances of contamination, and the floor can be used very quickly.

Epoxy Flooring Surfaces

Epoxy floor coatings form from reactions between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol-A. The installation of these kinds of floors involves the application of a double coating of polyurethane, a color base coat, and a primer. Epoxy flooring can accommodate a huge range of metallic-eye-catching customizations, but epoxy can take twenty hours or more to dry. When installing an epoxy floor you would have to wait several days before using the floor. With epoxy flooring you may want some rubber mats to cushion the hard surface. You also have to limit your epoxy floor from direct sunlight. This is because epoxy may experience some color change due to exposure to ultraviolet rays.

Park Place Garage has a super-experienced team that supplies and installs garage interiors throughout the Okanagan from Kamloops to Osoyoos. From powder-coated steel cabinets to custom floors, we’ll make your garage just the way you like it, handsome and practical.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your garage, please call us at (250) 681-4349 or use the convenient form on our Contact page.