The two most popular ways to bond flake to your garage floor are with either an epoxy or polyaspartic coating. Our company recommends staying away from full polyaspartic base coat systems when you live in the Northwest, though they do have their uses for minor projects. Allow our knowledgeable team to lead you to a great investment by helping you understand your options. These include...
- Polyaspartic coatings: The best modern top coat for residential and heavy-traffic applications, this coating has the hardness of epoxy with the flexibility of polyurethane. As a result, it's one of the hardest and most scratch-resistant top coats. It also cures great in cold temperatures, but due to a quick cure time, it doesn't anchor into the concrete floor very aggressively. Polyaspartic also doesn't bond or adhere to concrete with excessive moisture very well.
- Standard epoxy coatings: Modern quick-cure epoxies are well-suited to priming and bonding into a concrete slab with moisture content. This means a lasting performance and coating you can count on. Mostly, it'll be a water-based epoxy that penetrates deeply without odor. The only disadvantage of epoxy is its need for heat, which makes it more labor-intensive. We've mastered the process for all seasons by using additional equipment and masking procedures.
- Moisture barrier epoxy coatings: These epoxies are the most technologically advanced of their kind because of their ability to adhere to damp concrete, which is perfect for the Pacific Northwest. The only disadvantage is extra cost and an odor during the curing process.
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