Wait. What is Polyurea?

Polyurea is also a type of polymer but it is also an elastomer. This means it is a synthetic polymer that is rubber-like. Polyurea compounds can be formulated to have many different properties and range in hardness. They can be customized to increase strength and flexibility also making it a popular substance for concrete coating. Now that you have a basic understanding of what epoxy and polyurea are, we can get into comparing the qualities of these popular concrete coating materials.

Which is better: epoxy or polyurea?

When comparing these two different products, it is easy to choose a winner. Polyurea is a better solution if you want your concrete coating to be 4X stronger than epoxy, durable, and last with minimal upkeep. TruTech includes a 15-year warranty backed by Penntek Industrial Coatings MORE DETAILS

How long does polyurea last compared to epoxy?

The longevity of epoxy and polyurea naturally comes into the conversation when talking about durability. Epoxy coatings typically last three to five years before you start to see that wear and deterioration. This means that you are going to find yourself needed to replace that coating sooner than a polyurea coating which will cost you extra time and money. Because polyurea is more durable than epoxy, it has a life expectancy of about 15 years. This product is meant to last you a lifetime. So looking at it altogether, polyurea is going to last you at least a decade more than epoxy.

What is the process for 3-part Penntek concrete coating applications?

1. Grind and profile concrete surface.
2. Clean and mend cracks and pitting.
3. Lightly grind and profile after mending cracks and pitting.
4. Apply colored polyurea basecoat.
5. Broadcast vinyl chips in the color you choose.
6. Let chips dry and bond to basecoat.
7. Scrap excess chips from surface and vacuum using HEPA filter vacuums.
8. Apply clear polyaspartic topcoat with UV protection.
9. Let dry 24 hours.
10. Use your floor like never before!

Built with three layers for lasting strength, our chip system is a popular non-slip choice for garage floors, schools, locker rooms, and commercial showrooms. This system is made of 100% polyurea solids to give it superior durability, including chemical and abrasion resistance and UV stability. Best of all, its vinyl chips can be custom-blended into nearly any color you’d like!

Will your coating protect from liquids and stains?

Yes, our process is resistant to chemicals, abrasions, and impact, your new flooring will have what it takes to hold up to the toughest applications.

How long does it take to install a TruTech Concrete Coating?

Your time is valuable so our product has been developed to be fast-drying because it is 100% solid. Our crews arrive early and have your floor completed the same day so you can enjoy your new space, sooner. 24 hours!

How does TruTech prepare the concrete for coating?

To prepare a concrete surface for polyurea coatings, it must be cleaned and dried thoroughly, and any cracks or holes must be filled in. The surface must also be free of any dirt, grease, or oil to ensure proper adhesion.