Troubleshooting concrete floor problems and how to fix them with Polyaspartic
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When you are experiencing issues with your concrete flooring, specialty concrete products can frequently provide a solution. There are multiple potential issues that can affect concrete floors, ranging from premature wear and abrasion to cracking or surface spalling. Specialty products, such as polyaspartic polyurea coatings, may be able to help resolve some of these issues and prevent them from reoccurring.
Advantages of polyaspartic polyurea floor coatings
The polyurea floor coatings that are classified as professional specialty concrete products are able to resist abrasion to a higher degree than many other coating products on the market. This in turn dramatically reduces the wear and tear that occurs on a daily basis and can lead to degradation or damage of the floors surface. The coatings also cure rapidly, allowing you to have minimal downtime in your office, warehouse, retail space or other area during application. These polymer concrete coatings are advanced in nature, protecting the surface via a tough barrier. This in turn extends the life of the material, saving you money over time.
Additionally, these floor paints coat the surface with a waterproof and seamless membrane that is able to resist the vast majority of chemicals that may affect a floor. This lets it stand up to repeated power washing or sanitizing. You can also create slip resistant or non-skid surfaces with these products.
Preventing Future Problems
Not only do polyaspartic specialty concrete coatings resolve your floor problems, they also can help prevent future ones from forming. Concrete expands and contracts based on the temperature. As concrete shifts, expands and contracts cracks may begin to appear. Polyaspartics are somewhat flexible, with some degree of elastomeric properties. This means that the coating can expand and/or contract along with the temperature changes without any noticeable damage. This is a stark contrast to some other thin-film coatings that can become rigid or brittle and then crack or fail, allowing moisture penetration and a open the door to other issues associated with water absorption.
Common Uses for Polyaspartics
Because of their ability to solve problems, polyaspartic concrete coating products are not only useful for sealing floors; they can also be used as crack sealants, or joint filling. In terms of flooring, these materials are common for warehouses, parking garages, food processing plants, petrochemical facilities, and even wastewater treatment plants. No matter how the products are used, they will be flexible and durable as well as able to resist heavy foot and vehicular traffic.
When purchasing polyaspartic coatings you can choose from 3 types of the SS Polyaspartic brand.
- 70% Solids
- 80% Solids
- 100% Solids
Although the ‘solids content’ directly relates to the amount of ‘plastics’ in the mix, each material has it’s place in different applications. Talk to Moon Decorative technical department for help in choosing your perfect mix.
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