General Polyaspartic Coating Questions
What types of floor coating systems are available with Polyaspartics?
One of the primary benefits to polyaspartic coatings is the material’s versatility. Standard solid color industrial floor coatings, seamless flake and monolithic quartz flooring systems are commonplace with Polyaspartic coatings. Recently, new decorative concrete floor coating applications such as dye & seal and metallic floor coating systems have been developed with polyaspartic coating technology. Current systems available: SPARTACOTE Quartz, SPARTACOTE Guard, SPARTACOTE Chip, SPARTACOTE Metallic, SPARTACOTE Seal, and SPARTACOTE Dye & Seal. All available in both a solvent based and PURE formula.
Can Polyaspartic Coatings be used outside?
Yes, SPARTACOTE QUARTZ™ & SPARTACOTE GUARD™ systems are rated for exterior use.
What types of environments can Polyaspartic coatings be used?
Generally any type of an environment where a resinous floor coating is called for, a polyaspartic coating system may be used. This includes heavy traffic industrial and commercial flooring as well as residential garage floor concrete coatings.
Polyaspartic Coating vs. Epoxy Coatings
Are Polyaspartic Coatings as durable as Epoxy Coatings?
Yes and then some. Based on empirical testing data, polyaspartic coatings will offer abrasion resistant capabilities that far exceed those of typical epoxy systems.
Can I use a Polyaspartic Coating over an Epoxy Coating?
Yes, Polyaspartic coatings exhibit superior inter-coat adhesion vs. epoxy coatings. For old epoxy floor coatings that are still well adhered to the substrate and free and clear of cracks and any bond breaking residue, an installer can apply a new polyaspartic top-coat over that area. NOTE: This excludes the thin paint type epoxy coatings. The process for doing so includes first mechanically profiling the existing epoxy floor by sanding it. Following that, excess dust is vacuumed up and the area is wiped with an appropriate solvent […]