Is Epoxy or Polyurea Right for You?

All flooring requires maintenance. If your garage or business floor is cracked and in rough shape, it may be worth your while to consider something more lasting than slapping a coat of paint on it. At Castle 1 Day Coatings we install industrial strength floor coatings from homesto businesses and everywhere in between. The two main coatings we offer are polyurea and epoxy. But how do these differ and how can you choose which is right for you? Here are the differences between the two.

Epoxy

Neither epoxy nor polyurea are paint products. There are, of course, paints that include epoxy materials in them. Epoxy coatings differ from those paints in the fact that these coatings are actually a resin that shield your flooring from damage.

Epoxy coatings come in a wide variety of colors and consistencies. This type of coating bonds particularly well to concrete flooring. Making it a great and durable option for your garage or workspace.

Downfalls to epoxy include the possibility of the color fading over time or even developing a yellowish hue if exposed to too much direct sunlight. Epoxy also takes a long time to properly cure, sometimes a few days. So, take this into consideration if you decide epoxy is the right choice for your floors. Other factors that can affect epoxy include heat, such as from hot tires. There is also the chance that stubborn substances from oils and chemicals can penetrate and stain your coating as well.

Polyurea

Polyurea is another wonderfully durable coating option. Like epoxy, it is waterproof and very impact resistant. Alternatively, it is 20 times stronger than epoxy. This means that it will not crack, or peel and it is virtually impervious to salts, oils, and chemicals.

It is superior to epoxy also due to its flexibility. So, it will not run the risk of damage in extreme temperatures. You can also rely on the color of the coatings to remain consistent over the years without worrying about dulling and fading.

Another benefit to polyurea is the quick cure time. Instead of taking a few days to cure, it usually takes only one. Of course, because of the fast curing time there is little room to correct errors. So, you may want to consult a professional to install this particular coating. Improper installation of either epoxy or polyurea will compromise both the look and the longevity of the coatings.

If you are in search of professionals to do the job for you, we are the team you are looking for! At Castle 1 Day Coatings we carry a multitude of colors and options so that you are spoiled for choice. We can assist you in further choosing which coating option is best for your floors if you are still on the fence as well. Plus, we will be out of your hair in just one day! Call us today to get started.

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