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What is Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

If you are like most people, you have no idea what a polyaspartic floor coating is. Well, you’re in luck, because we do. And as this article from ConcreteNetwork.com explains, a polyaspartic is a type of polyurea.

That probably doesn’t help too much either, right? So…

The Texaco Chemical Company developed polyurea in the 1980s as a commercially viable material. Polyureas are two-part systems, meaning that a resin has to be mixed with a catalyst to harden the material. Once hardened, polyurea makes a very successful corrosion and stain-resistant coating for floors (perfect for the garage).

Application, however, is a fairly difficult process. The pot life of polyurea is approximately 3 seconds, so the resin and catalyst must be mixed at the spray tip, requiring lots of maintenance on expensive high-pressure equipment.

For most of us, the important thing to understand is that polyaspartics are a polymer coating material that has the following characteristics:

•     Rapid curing (from 5 to 120 minutes, depending on the formulation)

•     Can be successfully applied at surface temperatures from -30°F to 140°F

•     Very low viscosity—equivalent to water—which gives it outstanding wetting ability on a properly prepared concrete floor

•     High film build (up to 18 mils in a single coat)

•     Bubble-free surfaces even at high humidity (although high humidity can speed up the cure time considerably)

•     Potlife of 5 to 120 minutes

•     UV stable so it will never turn yellow—and can provide UV protection to underlying coatings

•     Made with a high solids content (as high as 100%), which means low or no volatile organics (VOCs) during application

•     The cured coating can handle temperatures up to 350°F

•     Crystal clear and does not blush white from moisture in the concrete

•     Able to resist most stains, especially from oils and fats and even from red wine

•     High abrasion resistance—higher than epoxy or urethane

•     May be able to resist higher internal moisture vapor emission rates than some other non-breathing coatings—although this is an issue that is currently being investigated

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