When it comes to your garage, chances are, you have concrete flooring. Nine times out of ten, this material is the choice of builders for several reasons – concrete is durable, cost-effective, and easy to install. However, protecting your investment is another matter. Whether you opt for epoxy garage floors or polyurea, garage concrete coating is a must for all.
Epoxy is the more common option simply because it’s more well-known. That being said, our team at Premier Concrete Coatings is here to shed light on an alternative – and better option – polyurea.
If you think about any garage, there’s one consistent element – the exposure to weather’s elements. Whether snow or rain, your garage will face water and moisture exposure at some point. Having a barrier against the damaging effects of water will allow your investment to get the most life possible. So, when comparing epoxy to polyurea, there’s only one option. And that option is polyurea – the waterproof solution.
Another factor that most people overlook is the installation properties of the two materials. Whether you’re looking for garage coating in the spring or the middle of winter, polyurea provides a temperature range from -20 to 140 degrees in weather. However, epoxy garage floor installation is limited to temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. So, as you can see, the time frame of successful epoxy installation is much smaller, limiting the opportunities in which home and business owners can protect their garage.
Beyond the actual installation window, polyurea is often installed in a single day with a 24-hour turnaround on drivability. On the other side, epoxy floors can take anywhere between 4 and 6 days before you can resume life as usual.
Along with extended installation and before-usage times, epoxy flooring emits toxic fumes for days as it dries and cures. However, polyurea has near-zero VOCs and meets government requirements. Linked to several short and long-term adverse health risks and conditions, these gases should be a significant factor when selecting the right product for your home or business.
For more information on the differences between epoxy garage floors and polyurea, be sure to visit our FAQ page. With over 15 years of industry experience, Premier Concrete Coatings is proud to offer both residential and commercial environments the superior solution – polyurea flooring.
Contact our team today to schedule your free consultation and make the choice that is not only best for your investment but also your health (978) 575-7575.