When it comes to concrete coatings people often are confused when we tell them that there are two main types on the market; epoxy and polyurea. Of these two coatings polyurea is by far the better option due to durability, color choices, and longevity. However, since polyurea is a new type of coating we get several questions regarding the coating. Below are all the answers you will ever need.
Below you will find the answers to the following questions:
- What is a polyurea coating?
- How long does it take to install a polyurea coating?
- What is the main difference between polyurea and epoxy coatings?
- How long does a polyurea coating last?
- How long does it take for a new polyurea coating to dry?
Here at Xano521, we provide industry-leading polyurea coatings to our neighbors here in Central Florida. We can install our polyurea coatings on nearly every type of concrete surface and each of our coatings are tailor fit to match your project’s needs. If you are on the fence about if one of these coatings is the right choice for you then simply reach out to us here for a no-obligation discussion today!
Question 1: What Is a Polyurea Coating?
Simply put, a polyurea coating is an extremely durable coating that is designed to be applied as a protective layer on top of concrete.
Polyurea is a type of polymer that is created by the reaction of isocyanate and a resin blend. It is known for its fast-setting and high-strength properties and is often used as a coating or lining material in a variety of applications.
Polyurea is known for its ability to form a strong, durable, and waterproof barrier on surfaces, and it is resistant to many chemicals, UV radiation, and extreme temperatures. It is often used in the construction, transportation, and industrial industries to protect surfaces from wear and tear and to extend their lifespan. Polyurea can be applied as a spray or as a roller coating, and it cures quickly, making it a popular choice for time-sensitive projects.
Question 2: How Long Does It Take To Install a Polyurea Coating?
The time it takes to install a polyurea coating can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of the area being coated, the thickness of the coating being applied, and the application method used. In general, polyurea can be applied quickly and can cure within a few hours, depending on the specific product being used and the conditions under which it is applied.
Generally speaking, a polyurea coating installed by Xano521 can be done in as little as one day. This means that within 24 hours of our team of experts coming to your property we can have your new coating done and ready to go!
Question 3: What Is the Main Difference Between Polyurea and Epoxy Coatings?
There are 2 major types of concrete coatings available on the market; epoxy and polyurea.
Epoxy has been around for several decades and as such as seen adopted across the world as a protective layer for concrete. Polyurea on the other hand is brand new and is made by fusing several protective layers together unlike epoxy which is just one or two.
Because of this polyurea is significantly better at protecting against chemicals, UV light, and abrasions, and remains flexible to ensure absolute protection from nearly everything you can throw or roll over it. Over the past 4 years, polyurea has become the coating of choice and is quickly overtaking epoxy as the most popular type of coating.
Question 4: How Long Does a Polyurea Coating Last?
This is a tricky question to answer as there is no set answer. In high-traffic and use areas such as warehouses, a polyurea coating will have a shorter lifespan than a home garage. However, that being said a polyurea coating that is installed properly will last for an extremely long time.
The trick is to install the polyurea coating properly. Here at Xano521 when we have our team of experts install your polyurea coating you can be confident that your coating will last for several years longer than an epoxy coating!
We have seen polyurea coatings last for longer than an entire decade in home applications when installed properly! This means that your home’s concrete is going to outlast nearly everything else around it except for the house itself. All of this without having any cracking, discoloration, or peeling means that your concrete receives 100% protection!
Question 5: How Long Does It Take for a New Polyurea Coating to Dry?
The amount of time it takes for a new polyurea coating to dry can vary depending on the specific product being used and the conditions under which it is applied. In general, polyurea coatings are known for their fast-setting properties and can cure within a few hours or even minutes, depending on the specific product and the conditions under which it is applied.
This all depends on how many layers you want to apply to your coating. With a standard coating here at Xano521, you can rest easy knowing that we can have your concrete protected and ready to go in as little as 24 hours! This is a far shorter time window then an epoxy coating which takes upwards of 3 days to fully cure!