|Failed Epoxy Floor|
As you can see from the schematic the deep penetrating seal of the base coat is crucial to the mechanical bond achieved by polyaspartics. Epoxy simply fails to achive that bond and in addition is not UV stable, is not as elastic as polyaspartics, has less abraision wear resistance, is prone to hot tire picks up and sometimes requires DAYS more to dry.
Polyaspartic is clear, but can also be tinted with color pigment, added chip, or quartz media for a decorative finish. The formula originally developed by Bayer ™ material sciences was used for painting or coating steel and concrete and was used on bridges, tanker ships, off shore oil rigs, and other heavy commercial uses to prevent corrosion from salt water, weather and harsh chemicals.
The outstanding performance and long-life durability led to research and development of today’s formulation used on concrete surfaces.
In 2006, pioneers in the polyaspartic industry found that when concrete was prepared properly the base coat would wet and absorb into the surface like water into a sponge. (100% Epoxy CAN NOT do that) The mid coat then fills the capillaries or pores and combines with the surface of the concrete floor; permanently bonding the concrete to the coating system.
At the point of contact to the surface, moisture is a bond-breaker and alkalinity, over time, will delaminate and fail your decorative coated floor. This technology has solved a three-decade old challenge of coating failure. In the past years, three factors of success have come to the forefront in the coatings industry – preparation, experience, and training of the applicator/contractor. These factors will determine the success, and longevity of your coating project. Contact us today for a free Estimate on the last floor you'll ever need. (910) 574-5547 firstname.lastname@example.org