Garage Floor Coating Materials

All coating materials are not created equal, nor do they serve the same purpose. Different materials are available to repair concrete, fill joints, prevent vapor transmission, and offer UV stability from sun exposure.

Epoxy, polyurea, and polyaspartic are examples of coating systems that use various polymer resins and curing agents, which all come packaged separately and are then mixed prior to use. Once mixed and cured, the coating becomes a solid polymer system that offers several desirable characteristics, such as superior adhesion, hardness, UV stability, and chemical resistance. These characteristics are dependent on the particular types of resins, curing agents, solvents, and fillers used. The quality, cost, and durability of the coating system are directly related to the purpose. Be sure to consult a certified installer and review product specifications to ensure the correct product is used for your purpose.