Epoxy or Polyaspartic?
WHICH GARAGE FLOOR COATING OPTIONS IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
EPOXY FLOOR COATING
Typical garage floor epoxy application consists of a primer, a color base coat, and two surface coatings of polyurethane. The style is highly customizable, which is a plus for those looking for a specific style. You can go with a high gloss or a more matte look and can even add color chips as a fun addition.
- Affordable - When you’re working on a budget, epoxy offers a quality coating without breaking the bank.
- Durable - Epoxy dries hard, so it can withstand the demands of your garage.
- Chemical-resistant - Regular battery acid and oil spills won’t be a problem! Epoxy is chemical-resistant.
- Style options - Customize your floor to your liking with your choice of color, finish, and several different mix-in options.
- Adheres easily - The longer drying time ensures that epoxy forms a solid bond with the concrete floor. It will not lift up and peel away.
- Temperature-sensitive - Epoxy is difficult to apply in extreme hot or cold temperatures, but we have the technique down!
- Drying time - If you’re in a hurry, the long drying time might be a drag. Typically, it takes two days to complete the installation — most of which is drying time.
POLYASPARTIC FLOOR COATING
Polyaspartic coating has a clear, glossy finish. On its own, it creates the look of a sleek, stylish, wet concrete floor and is resistant to damage and hazards in your garage. It’s non-slip and easy to apply indoors and outside. You can add color to the mixture for a bolder look if desired and add decorative chips across the surface of a still-wet coating to introduce a bit more color and non-slip texture.
- Versatile application - Easy to apply a variety of weather and temperature conditions, so you don’t have to wait for that seasonal temperature sweet spot.
- Durable - Polyaspartic dries hard, but it maintains some flexibility. This helps maintain a stain- and scratch-resistant finish.
- Style - Just like with epoxy, this coating offers plenty of options to customize the visuals. Color and chip additives create a unique look.
- Quick-dry time - No more annoying wait times! Polyaspartic cures lighting-quick, usually within 30 minutes to an hour.
- Expensive - If you’re working on a budget, you'll need to keep the cost and benefits in mind as you begin planning.
- Weakness to battery acid- Mechanics beware — while polyaspartic is more durable than epoxy overall, it doesn’t hold up as well against corrosive battery acid.
- Possible delamination- If the concrete in your garage gives off moisture, there’s a good chance that the polyaspartic coating can lose its bond and peel up from the floor.
- Professional application required - DIY application is difficult since you have a limited time to install the product before it cures. Speed is required when installing polyaspartic. Professional installation is recommended, and we've got it down to a science!
CONSULT WITH OUR GARAGE FLOOR COATING EXPERTS!
If you’re still not sure which coating is the best for your budget and needs, contact Garage Beyond in Toronto today! We can guide you through the process with ease to ensure you get the best coating for your home without breaking the bank.