Can You Coat Your Garage Floor In The Winter?
In the past, it was impossible to successfully coat your garage floor in the winter time. Old, traditional epoxy coatings should not be installed in temperatures below 55ºF. Thanks to polyurea and polyaspartic coatings, you no longer need to wait for the warm weather to have your concrete floor coated. Their innovative technology allows them to cure in temperatures below zero!
What Are Polyurea and Polyaspartic Coatings?
Polyurea/polyaspartic coatings are extremely thin and very similar to polyurethane. In comparison to epoxy, they have numerous distinct advantages. Firstly, they have a very rapid cure time. This allows the area to have the coatings installed and be back to full service within 24 hours. Secondly, they are flexible so they move with the concrete as it undergoes thermal expansion and contraction. Thirdly, these coatings are 100% UV stable so they will not fade or discolor from the sun.
Additionally, polyurea and polyaspartic coatings give off little to no VOCS in comparison to epoxy. This means that there is minimal odor during installation and the smell will not linger. Furthermore, it is considered to be safer and less toxic than its competitors.
Why Would You Want To Have Your Garage Floor Coated In The Winter?
Concrete coatings companies are typically booked solid throughout the spring, summer and fall. This means that with winter typically being their down time, it is the most likely time that they will be running a sale. The cost of garage floor coatings can be high, so it’s best to take advantage of a sale when the situation arises!
Moreover, winters can wreak havoc on your concrete and create a mess that is difficult to clean. You will no longer have to worry about road salt once you have our coatings installed as they will protect your floor and are resistant to salt erosion. Another benefit is that polyurea and polyaspartic coatings create a very easy to clean surface.
- It provides a coat of armor on your floor to protect it against damage
- Creates an easy to clean and maintain surface that is non-porous
- Enhances the look and functionality of your space
- UV-stable coatings will protect your floor from discoloration
- Prevents moisture from seeping up through or down into the floor
If you want to have your garage floor coated but thought you had to wait until the warm weather rolls back around, think again! Thanks to our innovative coatings here at Your1DayFloor, we are able to conduct installs all year long. If you live in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis or any of their surrounding areas, give us a call today to schedule your free quote.