Polyaspartic Flooring for Industrial Use
Should I Use Polyaspartic Coatings?
Polyaspartic flooring for industrial use is ideal because it installs quickly and reduces downtime, which is costly. However, you still get superior durability, easy maintenance, and customization options, making it a desirable flooring material among business owners.
We can install polyaspartic coatings in near-freezing temperatures, and your floor coating will remain stable and resilient. This means you can upgrade your industrial flooring during winter without any adverse effect on your installation. The lower temperature threshold of polyaspartic flooring is an additional benefit versus traditional resin coatings.
Polyaspartic coatings are engineered for thicker applications, which reduces the number of layers needing to be applied. One coat is often sufficient, reducing installation time and increasing productivity.
Polyaspartic floor coatings will not discolor. Instead, they are formulated to retain color and shine and especially create a vibrant appearance when used over colorful patterns and textures. Polyaspartic coatings’ color performance makes them especially appealing to consumers who do not want the traditional muted gray.
Essentially, polyaspartic resins offer more benefits than traditional resins. For example, they can withstand more scratching and chemicals and install quickly. The 100% solids polyaspartic coating has no odor, solvent or VOCs, which eliminates the potentially harmful effect of odors on employees. Finally, a polyaspartic coating may also be used to topcoat an existing floor coating to help revive shine, vibrancy, and durability as they are longer lasting than many other floor topcoats/sealers.
ArmourFlo can install many types of polyaspartic coatings, so talk with your flooring professional to discuss your needs and know more about their benefits to make an informed decision.
What are Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings?
Polyaspartic flooring for industrial use started in the 1990s and developed in response to the limitations of other floor-coating products and processes. They set a new standard for a rapid cure, performance, and return to service.
Polyaspartic coatings are a type of industrial coating that forms through the polymerization of aspartic acid. The aspartic acid reacts with a diisocyanate, creating long chains of molecules that are cross-linked to form a solid coating. They perform well in aggressive environments because they are highly resistant to harsh chemicals, impact, and temperature fluctuations.
To further improve the properties of the coating, experts often mix it with other chemicals, such as epoxy resins or acrylics. Combining these materials helps create a stronger bond with the surface and provides additional protection against wear and tear. In some cases, manufacturers mix these products with leftover industrial waste, such as fly ash or slag, resulting in a cheaper and more environmentally friendly product.
Polyaspartic Vs. Other Coatings
Polyaspartic flooring for industrial use continues to gain in popularity.
The primary benefit of applying a polyaspartic flooring coating is that it can act as both a flooring system and a topcoat – much like paint with primer. So, polyaspartic floor coatings can achieve in a single coat what epoxy and polyurethane accomplish in two or more coats. That’s less time and labor for application.
Polyaspartic coatings are more environmentally friendly than the other systems. They have no odor, solvent or VOCs, which makes them better for application in areas with lower ventilation, such as storage tanks or smaller industrial spaces.
Additionally, they are resistant to UV damage, so, polyaspartic coatings are ideal for external applications as well. Many commercial properties use them for outdoor areas due to their non-yellowing.
Like traditional epoxy coatings, polyaspartic coatings are available in a wide range of colors and finishes, making it easy to create a custom look for any space. This is very appealing to businesses who want a unique, custom look and still have minimal installation downtime.
What are the Best Uses for Polyaspartic Coatings?
While polyaspartics may not be the best solution for every situation, they certain industries prefer them. For example, due to their quick installation, low-temperature threshold, durability, and hygienic benefits, facility managers and planners working in pharmaceutical, food, and food service (including commercial kitchens) often choose polyaspartic flooring.
Contact ArmourFlo today to discuss your flooring needs and create a custom floor solution.