How to Choose the Best Polyurea Garage Floor Coating
Polyurea coating is a chemical bonding of two polyurea resin materials with an extra additive that changes their physical characteristics. This bonding agent, which can take various forms such as plasters, impregnators, thermoset polyureas and polyurea orgs, is very hard wearing. However, polyurea coating requires a certain amount of care to keep it looking its best. This article discusses polyurea coating applications and polyurea companies in general.
Definition. The word ‘polyurea coating’ has previously been misused. Properly the term polyurea coating is used now for epoxy garage floor coating applications and products. Urethane coating chemistry is divided into three main subsectors: polyurea/urethane blends, polyurea/opolyurethane and polyurea/epoxy blends. All of these can be combined with other materials, and are therefore polyurea coating companies.
Polyurea coating systems use two primary technologies, most commonly resin-based and non-resin-based polyurea coating systems. In both cases, the coating material serves to protect the garage flooring from the external environment. In the case of the latter, such as in water based systems and oil based systems, the coating serves to stop oil migration under high temperatures and road salt. In both cases, the polyurea coating serves to improve the surface properties of concrete or other garage flooring materials.
Most polyurea coating products and systems use a single solid polyurea ingredient. The most common ingredients include resin, curing agent, color, drying agents and surfactant. The polyurea coating can also contain additives like hardness blocker, friction enhancer, and other substances to improve the overall durability of the coating. However, before polyurea coating systems can reach their full potential, the above mentioned factors need to be balanced with certain external and internal factors.
The external factors include the climate, road conditions, moisture, traffic, chemicals, and so forth. Some of these factors can improve or hinder the durability of your garage flooring system, thus it is always wise to do proper research and evaluate how each factor affects the appearance and performance of your polyurea garage floor coatings. This way, you will be able to choose the best polyurea garage floor coatings that can best meet your needs.
Meanwhile, it is essential to take note of the physical properties of your polyurea coating. First is its physical resistance to ultraviolet light (UV), which can accelerate the drying process. Next is its physical properties to water, which can dramatically affect the color changes during the finishing process. Last but not least, it is important to consider its chemical resistance to ozone, which can speed up the curing time of the product. Note that the higher the uv resistance and chemical resistance, the longer the coating will last.