If you walk into your garage and feel annoyed because your floor is stained and pockmarked, you are not alone. All sorts of people have garage floors that are covered in hairline fractures, dents, cracks, and stains. This can be frustrating when you want your garage floor to look appealing and work correctly. Luckily there is a quick and affordable solution to an unappealing and dysfunctional garage floor. A garage floor coating will protect and strengthen your garage floor. One of the most durable and appealing types of garage floor coatings is polyaspartic floor coatings.
What Makes Polyaspartic Coatings Different?
Out of all of the different types of garage floor coatings, you may ask what makes polyaspartic coatings different from other types of garage floor coatings. Polyaspartic coatings are any extremely durable and hard type of coating that is UV resistant. They will not yellow or change color over time. Polyaspartic coatings are flexible, so it is unlikely that they will get damaged. However, on the remote chance that your polyaspartic coating does get damaged, it can be quickly and easily repaired.
A subgroup of polyurethane is polyurea. Polyurea is a two-part product that when combined, produces a mixture that hardens within a few minutes. Due to the hardening process being extremely quick, it is important to have a professional implement the coating. To get the proper look and texture, coatings require special equipment, which should be handled by a professional.
Where Can I Use A Polyaspartic Coating?
Polyaspartic coating can be implemented in several spaces. The most common area that it is installed on is on garage floors. This is because polyaspartic coating is very durable and can withstand a lot of weight, such as with cars. Polyaspartic coating is great for outdoor areas as well, and can even be used in hallways and other indoor areas.
If you make the decision to install a polyaspartic coating on your garage floors, then it is important to understand the installation process. The first step in the installation process is preparation. As a homeowner, your only job during this step is to clear out your garage. Find a place where you can keep your belongings and give your garage floor a good sweeping. During this step, you may also want to figure out how you would like to ventilate your garage so that your family will not be as affected by the smell of the polyaspartic coating.
The installation of the floor coating will take time. Our crew will come early in the morning and prepare the ground by grinding any uneven surfaces. Then, if you have not already taken care of cracks or breaks in the concrete, we will fix them so that the coating will have a smooth finish. Then the base coat will be laid along with “chip,” which gives the floor coating its beautiful texture and color. After it has set for a couple of hours, our team will apply the top coat. This part of the process should not take more than a day.
The final part of this process is simply to wait for the floor coating to set and cure. Polyaspartic garage floor coatings typically cure very quickly, usually the entire process can be completed in just one day. By the end of the day, you should be able to place objects back in your garage, but for more heavy items, such as your car, wait another 24 hours.
If you are looking to replace your garage floor or are in need of a garage floor protective coating, we at Solid Garage Floor Coatings would be more than happy to help you out. We offer beautiful and durable flooring options and terrific service for laying the materials. For more information regarding our garage floor coatings or to schedule a free estimate, reach out to us today.