The Pros and Cons of Polyaspartic Floor Coating

Polyaspartic coatings for floors is gaining in popularity, especially in recent years. This is due to its fast curing times and durability. However, like any product, polyaspartic floor coating comes with both advantages and disadvantages.

The Pros of Polyaspartic Floor Coating

In addition to rapid cure time and high durability, this coating has these additional advantages:

  • Excellent Adhesion: This type of coating adheres well to a variety of substrates, including concrete, making them versatile for different flooring applications.
  • UV Stability: Unlike epoxy coatings, polyaspartic is UV-stable, meaning it won’t yellow or degrade when exposed to sunlight. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Low VOC: Many types of polyaspartic are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They are environmentally friendly and safe for indoor applications.

The Cons

An equal number of disadvantages exist for this type of coating:

  • Cost: This coating tends to be more expensive upfront compared to traditional epoxy coatings. However, the long-term durability and reduced maintenance costs can offset this initial investment.
  • Application Complexity: Proper application of the coating requires skill and expertise. Improper mixing or application can result in issues such as bubbling, uneven coverage, or poor adhesion.
  • Limited Working Time: The coating has a short working time once mixed, often requiring fast application to avoid premature curing and potential defects.
  • Temperature Sensitivity: Extreme temperatures can affect the curing process of the coating. Installation may be challenging in very hot or cold environments, requiring careful temperature control.
  • Limited Color Options: Compared to epoxy, polyaspartic may have fewer color options available, limiting design choices for decorative flooring projects.

Specialty Coatings Is Your Expert for All Floor Coatings

Are you considering a polyaspartic floor coating and can’t make up your mind? Please call our experts to discuss your needs. Our experts are uniquely qualified to answer your questions because we have been in business since 1995. We have seen it all and done it all. Our services also include epoxy floor coatings and concrete polishing and staining.