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SPARTACOTE concrete coatings chemical resistance guide and comparison of epoxy vs. polyurethane vs. polyaspartic coatings [PDF comparison chart included.]

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.

Click here to download the SPARTACOTE concrete coatings Chemical Resistance and cured coatings comparison between epoxy vs polyurethane vs SPARTACOTE in PDF

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 […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|June 26th, 2017|Blog, Concrete Coatings, News, Polyaspartic

SPARTACOTE® concrete coatings product selection guide

Click here to download the SPARTACOTE Concrete Coatings Product Selection Guide PDF

The SPARTACOTE® concrete coatings product selection guide exists to help contractors and owners choose the proper SPARTACOTE® concrete coatings system for their particular floors. Dozens of floor applications are matched to the appropriate SPARTACOTE® coating system to make selection easy.

The following are rules of thumb and best practices to follow when considering SPARTACOTE® resinous flooring systems:

SPARTACOTE® coatings should not be used as a liner or wear surface for any swimming pools or around the pool deck in an exterior application.

SPARTACOTE® Chips are not UV stable and can fade and shrink if exposed to excess sunlight or high temperatures.

SPARTACOTE® Quartz and SPARTACOTE® Guard systems are the only systems currently rated and recommended for exterior use.

SPARTACOTE® concrete coatings systems should not be used as a coating for exterior driveways.

SPARTACOTE® systems are highly durable and UV stable resinous coating systems. Given this, the products would give caution to application exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time as it causes the material to heat up and become hot to the touch.

SPARTACOTE® systems are susceptible to moisture being exerted from the underlying slab, which can cause the material to delaminate. Moisture testing should be conducted to insure that the slab is within tolerance of the maximum amount of moisture of 3 lbs/1,000 ft2 ( — μg/s m2)/ 24 hrs in the concrete as per ASTM F-1869 or 75% relative humidity as measured per ASTM F-2170. If a moisture mitigation system is needed, use DRYTEK™ Moisture Vapor Barrier. Refer to datasheet DS-056.0 for more information on DRYTEK™ Moisture Vapor Barrier.

SPARTACOTE® systems all require proper concrete preparation prior to their application. Aside from being free and clear of […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|November 11th, 2015|Blog, News, Polyaspartic

Concrete Coatings Comparison: Epoxy vs. Polyurethane vs. SPARTACOTE® Polyaspartic

We field numerous questions about how SPARTACOTE® polyaspartic matches up to more general epoxy coatings, what the differences are, how long you wait between coatings, etc. We created the coatings comparison table in the PDF below to list the differences between polyaspartic and epoxy concrete coatings using various ASTM test methods as key metrics. These tests include: abrasion resistance, falling sand abrasion, adhesion pull-off, tensile strength, impact, and flexibility. Additionally, the coatings comparison table lists Color-Gloss Retention from the SSPC Paint Specification as well as how long a coatings contractor must wait between coats and walk-on foot traffic.

Benefits of SPARTACOTE® polyaspartic concrete coatings over epoxy coatings include:
-3x the abrasion resistance
-3x the wear resistance
-2x the adhesion to steel
-50% greater flexibility and chip reduction
-2x the color and gloss retention
-1 day return to service

Click here to view the Epoxy vs. SPARTACOTE® Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings comparison PDF.

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|October 28th, 2015|Blog, News, Polyaspartic