By Nick Dixon, Jr. - Owner Lifetime Epoxy Floors
Polyaspartic is a floor costing material that is popular with homeowners because of its extreme durability and exceptionally scratch resistant. Here are 5 common questions I often hear related related to Polyaspartic floor coatings:
(1) Is Polyaspartic the same as epoxy?
Answer: Polyaspartic is a garage floor coating in the same category as epoxy and polyurethane. ... However, the majority of polyaspartics are not 100% solids but are solvent-based.
(2) Is Polyaspartic scratch resistant?
Answer: Polyaspartic is often used a clear top coat because of its extreme durability. Polyaspartic floors are exceptionally scratch resistant. While these coatings can scratch, they are one of the most resilient garage floor coatings in the industry. Epoxy will scratch much easier than polyaspartic.
(3) What's the difference between polyaspartic and polyurethane?
Answer: Curing time: Polyaspartics cure much faster than polyurethane. Polyurethane tends to take 24-48 hours to cure, whereas polyaspartic sealers can cure in a few hours. Some polyurethane sealers will yellow with sunlight exposure, whereas polyaspartic coatings preserve a floor's original colors.
(4) How do you clean a polyaspartic floor?
Answer: Heavy Cleaning: For heavy cleaning of a soiled epoxy floor, sweep away any loose debris, then mop floor using a foam or microfiber mop, with hot water and clear ammonia. 4-5 ounces of clear ammonia per gallon of water is all that is needed to remove soiling. Rinse frequently.
(5) Does Polyaspartic stain?
Polyaspartic coatings are smooth, watertight, and stain-resistant. Their smooth surface does not scrape dirt from shoes and leaves no room for dust particles to hide. This makes cleaning floors easy and quick. It is also chemical resistant.
Polyaspartic floors are exceptionally scratch resistant. While these coatings can scratch, they are one of the most resilient garage floor coatings in the industry. Epoxy will scratch much easier than polyaspartic.
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