Garage Floor Coatings and Other Concrete Surface Coatings in Atlanta

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Bear Mountain has provided garage floor coatings in Atlanta since 2005, and we are happy to finish concrete surfaces in basements, workshops, sidewalks, commercial spaces, and more. You may think that Epoxy is your only choice, but that’s not true — our high quality polyurea concrete coatings are ready in one day, last longer than Epoxy, and can withstand heavier use.

Keep reading to learn more about our process, or get in touch for a complimentary consultation and quote. We look forward to helping you!

Why Polyurea is a Better Option Than Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings

Polyrea Cures More Rapidly Than Epoxy

Firstly, polyurea’s rapid curing time significantly outpaces that of epoxy. While epoxy coatings require a lengthy curing process, often up to seven days, polyurea coatings can be ready for use in just about a day. This quick turnaround minimizes downtime, making it an ideal choice for those who cannot afford to have their garage out of commission for an extended period. The swift curing process of polyurea does not compromise quality or durability whatsoever.

Polyurea is More Flexible Than Epoxy

Polyurea is more flexible than epoxy. This flexibility is crucial in accommodating the natural expansion and contraction of concrete due to temperature fluctuations, a common occurrence in garages, basements and other environments. Epoxy, while hard and durable, lacks this flexibility, leading to potential cracking and chipping over time as the concrete beneath it moves.

Polyurea Resists Chemicals

The chemical resistance of polyurea is another significant advantage. Garages and commercial spaces are often subjected to a variety of chemical spills, from gasoline and oil to household chemicals. Epoxy coatings can degrade when exposed to these substances, leading to stains and deterioration. Polyurea, on the other hand, offers exceptional resistance to chemicals, ensuring that spills can be cleaned up easily without affecting the integrity or appearance of the coating.

Superior UV Stability of Polyurea

UV stability is yet another area where polyurea outshines epoxy. Epoxy coatings are prone to yellowing and fading when exposed to sunlight, a concern for garages that receive natural light or have doors that are frequently open. Polyurea coatings are UV stable, maintaining their color and finish even when exposed to sunlight, ensuring a consistently attractive garage floor over the years.

Polyurea Can Be Applied More Evenly

When it comes to the application process, polyurea offers greater versatility and ease. Epoxy’s thicker consistency can make it challenging to achieve an even coating, particularly for those less experienced with floor coatings. Polyurea’s more fluid nature allows for a smoother, more uniform application, reducing the likelihood of imperfections and ensuring a professional-looking finish even for DIY enthusiasts.

Polyurea Looks Better, Longer

Polyurea coatings provide a high-gloss finish that enhances the overall look of your garage floor. This glossy finish not only adds visual appeal but also contributes to the floor’s reflective quality, brightening the space and making it appear larger and more inviting. While epoxy can also offer a gloss finish, the added durability and UV stability of polyurea ensure that this aesthetic appeal is maintained long-term without fading or yellowing.

Lower VOC Emissions

Finally, the environmental impact and safety considerations of polyurea versus epoxy are noteworthy. Polyurea coatings emit lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during application, making them a more environmentally friendly and safer choice for indoor use. Reduced VOC emissions contribute to better air quality in your garage and home, making polyurea a considerate choice for those concerned about environmental impact and health.

Get a Garage Floor Or Other Concrete Coating Quote in Atlanta Today

Call the Atlanta concrete coating contractors at Bear Mountain for a complimentary quote today. We’ll respond right away, set up a time to view the space, and set a date for installation. Whether you need to finish your garage or maintain a 300,000 square foot warehouse space, we are happy to help you with a durable and attractive polyurea coating in Atlanta.

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