Why Polyurea Does Better in Ever-Changing Climates

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Your outdoor surfaces must endure multiple environmental threats, such as direct sunlight, wind, rain, impact, pests, and more. If you don’t want to spend an inordinate amount of time and money repairing your exterior features, then it pays to protect them with proper coatings. There are several floor sealing options available for garage and patio floors, but polyurea manages to beat them all in terms of durability and longevity. Here’s why polyurea simply does better than its peers in ever-changing climates.

Benefits of Using Polyurea

Polyurea is Highly Flexible

Just because a material is strong doesn’t mean it can’t be flexible -- polyurea is a prime example of this combination of durability and elasticity. This material’s ability to adapt to different temperatures and humidity levels prevents it from cracking under pressure. No matter how your environment may ebb and flow, you can rest assured that your polyurea flooring will remain firm.

Polyurea Floor Coatings are UV-Resistant

The sun’s always up there, but the strength of its rays against a given surface depends on the season, amount of cloud cover, and so on. Still, exposing your floors to too much sunlight can cause them to fade and crack over time. Fortunately, polyurea is designed to reflect the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, reducing their impact on your floors. So no matter how much sun your exterior surfaces receive, polyurea coatings have them covered.

Polyurea Coatings Prevent Moisture Intrusion

Water is another common environmental threat that can cause rot, mold, mildew, and other forms of deterioration. While a polyurea concrete coating can’t do much on its own to prevent moisture from creeping upwards into your flooring from underneath, these coatings work wonders against moisture from above (whether from rainfall, snow, spills, etc.). Polyurea coatings achieve this moisture barrier by sealing off the concrete’s pores, establishing a tight, smooth surface that’s easy to clean and keep dry.

Polyurea Protects Floors from Abrasions

The outside world is also filled with abrasive objects, debris, and pests that can scratch and scrape your floors if they’re not properly protected. Human activity can also make an impact on your floors, such as when furniture is moved from one spot to another or when sharp objects fall (e.g., glass bottles). Whatever the case, polyurea is also resistant to abrasions and impact, maintaining that smooth coat and protecting the underlying surface despite these potential hazards.

Polyurea: The Superior Floor Coating Option

Some of the other floor sealing options out there such as epoxy also offer your floors some level of protection in turbulent climates. However, polyurea’s composition provides the highest protection against thermal shock, UV rays, moisture, and abrasion. That’s why at Anderson Painting, we specialize in the installation of Penntek polyurea floor coatings for residential and commercial properties alike, namely via Penntek’s Chip System. Not only are these floors highly durable for both indoor and outdoor environments -- they’re also visually versatile, enhancing the beauty of any floor. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!