SPARTACOTE Concrete Coatings & Resinous Flooring Chemical Resistance
LATICRETE concrete coatings experts are often asked about how well SPARTACOTE holds up to various household and commercial chemicals when spills occur on the floor. SPARTACOTE concrete coatings have earned an excellent reputation for resisting many different kinds of chemicals, from gasoline to motor oil to Vinegar to antifreeze. SPARTACOTE custom concrete coatings are even excellent flooring solutions for aviation hangars because of their resistance to SkyDrol B, the hydraulic fluid found in airplanes that commonly leaks onto hangar floors, causing stains. Epoxy coatings, on the other hand, do not hold up nearly as well as to caustic chemicals as SPARTACOTE does when compared.
Cured Floor Concrete Coatings Comparison between epoxy vs. polyurethane vs. SPARTACOTE technologies
We’ve tested SPARTACOTE concrete coatings in several applicable ASTM tests performed by independent labs. SPARTACOTE wins favorably in nearly all testing categories important and pertinent to resinous flooring:
-In Abrasion Resistance ASTM D-4060, SPARTACOTE shows triple the abrasion resistance vs. epoxy.
-In Falling Sand abrasion testing ASTM D-968, SPARTACOTE tests at triple the falling sand abrasion resistance vs. epoxy.
-In Adhesion Pull Testing ASTM D-4541, SPARTACOTE resulted in twice the adhesion to steel.
-In Tensile Strength Testing ASTM-D638, SPARTACOTE equaled epoxy.
-In Impact Direct / Reverse Testing ASTM D-2794, SPARTACOTE had a 40 to 50% reduction vs. epoxy.
-In Flexibility 1/8″ Mandrel testing ASTM D-455, SPARTACOTE resulted in a 50% greater flexibility and Chip reduction.
-In color and gloss retention (SSPC Paint Specification No. 36) in testing 48 months in South Florida heat and sunshine, SPARTACOTE experienced twice the color and gloss retention vs. epoxy coatings.
-And in 2,000 hours of accelerated color and gloss retention testing, SPARTACOTE still exhibited twice the color and gloss retention vs. epoxy coatings.
-Don’t forget about SPARTACOTE’s fast cure properties. SPARTACOTE also gives installers and floor owners 2 hour walk-on time, with 24 hour full drive time with their new SPARTACOTE coated concrete floor. You’re back putting vehicle traffic on it only 24 hours later vs. epoxy’s four or five day window before vehicle traffic is allowed!