How Does Polyurea Concrete Floor Coatings Compare Against Epoxy?

garage concrete floor coatings before and after

On the left hand side is a garage floor with an epoxy coated floor (by the homeowner) which after a few years began to fade and peel. We used a grinder to remove it and replaced it with a polyspartic polyurea floor with a 15-year warranty.

Polyurea and epoxy each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Polyurea is more durable and can withstand more wear and tear, but it is also more expensive. Epoxy is less expensive, but it is not as durable and may need to be reapplied more often.

Here is a comparison of the two types of coatings:

DurabilityMore durableLess durable
Water resistanceVery water resistantWater resistant
Chemical resistanceVery chemically resistantChemical resistant
Impact resistanceVery impact resistantImpact resistant
Slip resistanceSlip resistant with Different GradesSlip resistant
UV resistanceVery UV resistantUV resistant
Installation timeQuicker to installTakes longer to install
WarrantyLonger warrantyShorter warranty

If you are looking for a durable, long-lasting coating that can withstand heavy use, then polyurea is a good option.