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Epoxy Vs. Polyurea: Which Is Better?

An experiment in chemistry is like a coating on concrete. To produce what is intended to act as protection for concrete, various substances and materials are blended together.

Some compounds are more resistant to the effects of the environment and stronger than others. Any concrete surface that is coated should provide protection, be durable, and last for a long time.

Concrete coatings are not something you can afford with the spare cash hidden between your couch cushions, like any home repair job.

It is an investment, and if you pick the incorrect kind of concrete coating product, you'll experience issues earlier than you anticipated that will cost you more time and money.

At Symphony Concrete Coatings, we offer a polyurea concrete coating from Penntek. This product is highly durable, is ready to walk on in one day, and comes with a 15-year warranty with a lifetime guarantee.

Our specialists can tell a high-quality concrete coating material from one that won't last very long.

What is epoxy?

Epoxy is a type of polymer. A polymer is a material made up of large molecules strung together repeatedly. The structure of a polymer makes it elastic and tough which is why it is popularly used in construction.

Other examples of polymers are wool, DNA, fingernails, and hair.

An epoxy mixture for concrete coatings consists of a resin and a hardener. The two are mixed and spread evenly over the surface to bond with the concrete.

Epoxy coating is similar to paint. It sits on the surface of the concrete and doesn’t bond itself down to the roots.

What is polyurea?

Polyurea is also a type of polymer, but it is also an elastomer. This means it is a synthetic polymer that is rubber-like.

Compounds made of polyurea can be designed to have a wide variety of hardness and other characteristics. They are a common component of concrete coating because they can be tailored to boost strength and flexibility.

One other thing to also remember is the cure time.

The cure time refers to the time it takes for the product to harden completely.

Depending on where your concrete coating is located, epoxy can take up to five days to properly cure, which can be quite inconvenient for you.

Penntek polyurea coating cures in a single day, allowing for 24-hour parking and six-hour walking on it.

With Symphony Concrete Coatings, we promise your polyurea concrete coating will last with its 15-year product warranty and our lifetime warranty if you run into any issues. Quality craftsmanship and quality products and services are what is important to us!

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