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What Is The Difference Between Solid Epoxy & Polyurea?

Do you notice cracks and stains on your floor? Are you tired of fixing these damages every year or two? If so, these issues could be the cause of low-quality floor coatings, which can negatively affect the value and appearance of your home.

One of the most effective ways to save yourself from the rigorous demands and expense of high maintenance flooring is by upgrading with a more cost-effective and time-saving option. Today’s best floor coating materials are professionally designed to provide extra-strength protection that lasts for decades. 

Of these innovative materials, there are two main types of concrete coating types that dominate the market today—polyurea coating and epoxy coating. At Symphony Concrete Coatings, we’re experts in both types of floor systems, which come with distinct sets of benefits that homeowners should know before choosing one or the other. In this article, our team of professional contractors will break down the pros and cons of each flooring type, to help you make the best decision on a new coating system for your home improvement project. 

What is an Epoxy Coating?

An epoxy coating is a thermoset resin that can serve as a barrier that protects your floor’s base materials. This type of coating may come in various levels of thickness and can effectively spring your floor back to life. The thicker the coating is, the more resistant your floor becomes.

However, the disadvantage of this form of concrete coating is that its color can fade in the long run and is not 100% stainproof. If the coating is directly exposed to sunlight, it can turn yellow. Moreover, the coating can also be damaged by gas, oil, and other chemicals, and is not recommended for use in your parking area because of the heat damage that can come from your car. The coating may then stick to your car tires and tear away easily, damaging your floor coatings.

What is a Polyurea Coating?

A polyurea coating is a waterproof and impact-resistant type of coating that won’t crack or tear away even when subjected to changing temperatures. It is about twenty times more durable than epoxy, and can’t be damaged by direct sunlight or oil, gas, and chemicals.

However, because the cure time is fast, it is important that you hire the most professional team to perform the installation. Unprofessional polyurea coatings can result in uneven or poorly-done flooring that looks terrible and will need to be re-done, costing you time, money, and patience.

High-Quality Concrete Coating

If you want to solve your flooring nightmares and enjoy a beautifully-installed, low-maintenance floor for your property, our expert team at Symphony Concrete Coatings can help. Among our list of flooring services, we currently offer the following types of epoxy and polyurea floor coating systems for our customers:

Solid Color Epoxy:This is one of the most well-known types of coatings because of its affordability and durability. Our solid color epoxy products are available in pre-tinted colors that glide on evenly and are perfect for wide spaces. 

Solid Color Polyurea: Although this option is typically more expensive than epoxy, solid color polyurea is longer-lasting, and can be much more cost-efficient over the long-run. Our polyurea coatings consist of four different layers that can withstand extreme temperatures, chemicals, and strong impacts. Solid color polyurea floorings are recommended for high traffic areas on your property, like the garage, pool deck, and outdoor workshops.

Whether you require a more durable floor for your garage, production workshop, commercial property, or the driveway to your home or business, Symphony Concrete Coatings can provide the most reliable solutions for you. If you are still undecided as to whether you want epoxy or polyurea as coating, we can help. Reach out to us to speak with one of our friendly and helpful customer service agents by giving us a call, or fill out our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation pricing estimate now.

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