Floor Shield Testing
The Pros and Cons of Quick Curing
Polyaspartic coatings are known for their quick drying time. Typically, this means floors are usable again in the 4 – 6-hour range. This is convenient for businesses that don’t want to close up shop for days, (which is typical with epoxy-based coatings) or homeowners who might need their garage in working use.
This quick drying time can pose some issues, though. Like:
- Installers have a limited window to apply the coating, which can be problematic for larger projects.
- Climate plays a role. Hot and/or humid environments increase the speed of adhesion, which an installer must factor into their job, or else risk messing up.
- Inexperienced installers may struggle to complete the job within the prescribed time frame, leading to inconsistencies in the coating's finish.
To circumvent these drawbacks, AmCoat provides its dealers with a comprehensive training program to ensure proper installation of Floor Shield in any environment.
- Polyaspartic coatings require thorough surface preparation to ensure proper adhesion, which typically involves grinding down the concrete surface to create a smooth, porous substrate.
- For older or damaged concrete surfaces, this preparation can be time-consuming and costly.
- May not be optimal for all types of flooring materials, such as wood, which can limit its versatility.