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Urethane vs. Polyaspartic: Which Is The Best Concrete Sealer?


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Suppose you’re a commercial or residential property owner in Greeley, Colorado, and are looking to make a change with your concrete coatings. Your surfaces might be peeling, cracking, or have years of weathering to contest with. If that’s the case, you need to contact Con-Tek Floors, the most trusted coating expert in Weld County. With years of hands-on coating experience, Con-Tek Floors can handle all your coating-related questions and needs. As a property owner, you don’t deserve to have a surface that is unfinished and unappealing, you deserve the best, and the team at Con-Tek Floors can provide the best service for the best price.

Urethane vs. Polyaspartic: 

Concrete Sealers

Among the professional coating community, there is a constant debate over the validity of certain coatings. For years, epoxy coatings have been the most popular and trusted coating option for your floors. However, today, better materials are available to complete installations. Polyaspartic and urethane are two of the most trusted and durable options for concrete sealing. Both coatings are faster when curing than epoxy, and both have proven to last longer than the alternative.

Urethane Coatings

Urethane is a solid choice for your concrete coatings. Urethane is reliable and less expensive than polyaspartic coatings. A key feature of urethane is that it is slip-resistant, which helps in preventing accidents in either your home or place of business. Urethane is also immune to chemicals and moisture, protecting your surfaces from the elements or cleaners. Urethane is also customizable, as customers can choose additives to customize their coating appearance. Urethane is a good value, safe concrete coating option.

Polyaspartic Coatings

Polyaspartic is a relatively new coating option and one that comes with many benefits. Polyaspartic coatings are slightly more expensive than urethane, but the price difference is worth the added value. Polyaspartic coatings cure much faster than urethane, resulting in quicker installation time, so the crew at Con-Tek Floors will be out of your way within the day. Polyaspartic coatings are highly durable and scratch, UV, chemical, and abrasion-resistant. Polyaspartic coatings are more resistant to the elements, especially in warmer weather than other coating options.

Both urethane and polyaspartic coatings are great options for concrete sealers. Still, a polyaspartic coating from Con-Tek Floors seems to be the best option.

Why Choose Con-Tek Floors

Con-Tek Floors is a family-owned and operated business out of Greeley, Colorado. Con-Tek Floors is committed to serving the Weld County community with outstanding installations and a devotion to customer service. For the past 12 years, Con-Tek Floors have provided many services, from garage floor coatings to epoxy floor installations to concrete leveling; our team is trained and trusted. Con-Tek consistently hits the deadlines and expectations customers set by communicating effectively to determine their wants and needs. Customer satisfaction is always the most significant concern with our group, as we want to leave each installation with our clients feeling pleased and stress-free.

Additionally, Con-Tek Floor utilizes a trusted six-step process to complete installations and only uses the best materials and highest quality products to finish a job. We offer a ten-year warranty for our floors for residential installations, so if any peeling or cracking happens to show, we will come and fix the job, no questions asked.

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Con-Tek Floors is the most promising choice for your coating-related needs in Greeley, Colorado. It doesn’t matter if the job is a residential or commercial installation; the crew at Con-Tek is pleased to help with all of your flooring necessities. In addition, con-Tek Floors consistently attempts to work with our clients concerning price, as we endeavor to make sure our patrons don’t break the bank. The professional team at Con-Tek will work diligently to get the job done while not sacrificing the trusted standard that has accredited our company for years. Whether it be a commercial polish, an industrial epoxy floor, or a residential concrete leveling, Con-Tek Floors is up for the task. Call Con-Tek Floors at (970)-632-0648 or visit our website for information regarding a free estimate.

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What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. ConTek Coating uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

We must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or shot grinding the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Some contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping or mopping. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 10 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

We service Weld County, CO cities and the surrounding areas including:

Weld County, CO

Location

Con-tek Coating and Polishing, of Greeley, CO

EVERY job is done right and our customers are 100% Satisfied.

710 11th Ave Ste. E302, Greeley, CO

Our List of Services

Here are the Different Services We Offer!

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High-Performance Coating

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Industrial Floor Coating

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USDA Approved Coatings

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Polished Concrete

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ESD Coatings

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Diamond Grinding

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Line Striping

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Corrosion Resistant Coatings

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Waterproof Deck Coatings

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Non-Slip Safety Coatings

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Moisture Vapor Barriers

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Impact Resistant Coatings

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Crack Bridging & Joint Fill

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Mastic & Glue Removal

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Shotblasting

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Surface Prep

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Much More

"Austin applied a polyaspartic epoxy solid-color coating to our garage. The work -- which included grinding off the old coating and the application of three coats of polyaspartic (primer coat + 2) -- was done meticulously. The new coating looks great and the sand added to the primer coat has eliminated the slippery nature of the old coating. Austin was exceptional to deal with from start to finish. He communicated by phone, e-mail & text...always in a timely and totally professional manner. I highly recommend this company."

Robert M.
Verified Client

"Finally built a shop and I had the concrete floor coated by Con-tek Floors. No regrets, awesome job! I am a very detailed person and Austin did a great job. You can tell he takes great pride in his work. Great customer service. I highly recommend Con-tek Floors!"

Craig B.
Verified Client

"We hired Austin to level our basement floors before we installed vinyl flooring. He was on time, a pleasure to work with, clean, reasonable and our basement floors look amazing. We recommend and we would use his services again. After the floors were completed he was kind enough to drop off a thank you and some delicious coffee for us try. Thank you Austin!"

Katrina Y.
Verified Client