Polyaspartic floor coatings are relative newcomers to the variety of concrete floor sealers.
If you are not familiar with polyaspartics, think of “epoxy on steroids”, except they are made of entirely different stuff.
Polyaspartic coatings offer the advantages of epoxies and polyurethane, combined.
The temperature tolerance range for application is very forgiving, with installation possible in sub-zero to over 140 degrees F.
Polyaspartic floor coatings cure very quickly. In most cases, a floor is returned to service within a few hours of application, as compared with days of curing time for epoxy coatings.
Polyaspartics have a very short pot life. That is, once the installation process starts, it must be completed very quickly.
Polyaspartics are UV tolerant.
Certain types of polyaspartic floor coatings are very heat tolerant and can withstand temperatures in excess of 300 degrees F.
Polyaspartics have excellent resistance to abrasion, and their stain and chemical resistance exceeds epoxies and urethanes.
Polyaspartic coatings are available in clear or pigmented colors.
Color chips may be added for decorative and textural enhancements.
Slip-resistance can be enhanced with additives.
Polyaspartic floor coatings are not recommended for floors that are subject to hydrostatic pressure. Water vapor or moisture may be trapped between the concrete and floor coating and may cause blistering and delamination.
Polyaspartic floor coatings can be a bit tricky and results can be disappointing if left to an inexperienced contractor. The MJA Company is factory-trained and fully equipped to assure an outstanding floor.