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Polyaspartic vs. Epoxy for Garage Floor Coatings Solution

Updated: Jun 25

During your quest for the best garage floor coating, you've undoubtedly come across epoxy and a newer substance called polyaspartic.

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In earlier articles, we addressed polyaspartic epoxy and conventional epoxy in terms of what they are, how to use them, and the benefits and drawbacks of the systems. However, with these concrete coatings being so similar, naturally, you would want to know the difference between the two. While both methods provide long-lasting, beautiful coatings that may change your garage from "blah" to "ta-da!" - there are some important distinctions to consider before making your selection.

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Polyaspartic vs. Epoxy: The Showdown

  • Durability

Although epoxy is extremely resistant, it is nevertheless susceptible to abrasion. Polyaspartic, on the other hand, is more flexible and resistant to chipping, scratching, and scuffing. It is unquestionably more durable.

Winner: Polyaspartic

  • Cost

Polyaspartic is more expensive than Epoxy. The material is more expensive on its own, and the difference becomes much more pronounced when you include the expense of hiring a professional installation.

Winner: Epoxy

  • Drying Time

One coating of Polyaspartic takes an hour or less to dry. When compared to epoxy, which can take up to 16 hours to complete a single layer. Polyaspartic is for you if you're the impatient kind.

Winner: Polyaspartic

  • DIY Installation

You may use a roller brush to apply epoxy on your own. Because of the extended drying period, you may go at your own leisure. Polyaspartic must be applied using a squeegee or roller, and it dries rapidly, so there isn't much room for error.

Winner: Epoxy

  • Air Quality

Our epoxy flooring is easy to maintain, highly durable, and resistant to water, dirt, and chemicals. Contact our team for more information.

Epoxy has the potential to degrade the air quality in your garage, so use caution while applying it. Polyaspartic, on the other hand, has minimal VOCs and almost no off-gassing odor.

Winner: Polyaspartic

  • Nonslip

When polyaspartic becomes wet, it's a good idea to apply chips to provide texture and traction to the surface. Epoxy can benefit from more traction as well, although it isn't as slippery.

Winner: Epoxy

  • UV Stability

When exposed to UV light, some epoxy materials might fade or yellow with time, so double-check your product before buying. Polyaspartic is always colorfast, meaning it won't fade or yellow with time.

Winner: Polyaspartic

Which is Better: Epoxy or Polyaspartic?

While polyaspartic and epoxy each come with their own benefits and drawbacks, it’s up to you to decide which is a better solution for you. At Tru-Grit Epoxy Flooring, we provide amazing polyaspartic epoxy garage floorings that last a lifetime, and we give a lifetime warranty to safeguard it as well. Here are the reasons why polyaspartic epoxy could be the winner. In terms of cost, the flooring at Tru-Grit is going to last a lifetime while a regular epoxy flooring solution would eventually need to be redone. With DIY installation, any mistake done will eventually lead to the flooring fading or peeling in the future, so it is better to hire professionals from the start to guarantee great results. Finally, our floors are slip-resistant due to the top-quality non-skid traction material we use. With our flake systems, we have even extra slip resistance!

We can help you choose the perfect flooring solution for your space, whether you're looking for a slip-resistant finish for your garage, a durable surface for your commercial space, or a decorative finish for your home.  Contact our team for more information.

Why Should Tru-Grit Epoxy Flooring Be Trusted With Your Project?

As you know, the process to do polyaspartic epoxy flooring is a time-consuming one, and being done improperly can lead to complications down the road, which will cause you to spend more on the project in the long run.

Contact Tru-Grit Garage Flooring today to learn more about our Tru-Alpha Polyaspartic NanoX Technology and how it can benefit your flooring needs.

At Tru-Grit, it is a lifetime investment protected by an actual lifetime warranty. Also, we know how to work efficiently with the products themselves because we also formulated and manufactured them in-house. For more information, contact us today!

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