FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT POLYUREA
Can Polyurea Floor Coatings Withstand Welding?
The only things that floor coatings may not be able to withstand are welding and anything that can result in very hot substances touching the floor. Burn marks can be created.
My garage floor is always damp! Will this help?
Also, If your garage floor has a moisture issue, it is possible for the rate of moisture vapor transmission from underneath the slab to delaminate the polyurea if the moisture content is high. BlackHawk can bring a moisture reader to your area and determine if Polyurea Floor Coating can help this issue.
But what about hot tires after they’ve been on the road?
Lesser quality coatings like epoxy paint can be affected, but a quality commercial coating can resist the heat from the tires.
Are they easy to maintain?
Another aspect of floor coatings that people wonder about is the maintenance. When you opt for something new, one of the last things you want is something that requires a lot of maintenance. The good news is that garage floor coatings are rather easy to manage. Easy maintenance saves time and money.
Polyurea floor coatings can be maintained in the following ways:
- Dust mop once per week. A dust mop that is around 24” to 36” wide is ideal and they are relatively inexpensive.
- Vacuum out saw cuts and contraction joints at least once a month or just use a broom to keep the debris out.
- If fluids spill onto the floor, spot clean with a soft cloth. If the spill leaves a film, Windex can be used to clean.
- A polyurea floor that deals with a lot of traffic should be foam mopped with a cleaning solution every 3 to 4 months. Foam mops can be found at local home improvement stores and an 8:1 ratio of simple green in a spray bottle and a bucket of hot water can be all that you need to get the job done. Rinse the floor when finished scrubbing and that’s it.
- Another solution to deep clean the floor is ½ cup of ammonia to a gallon of hot water. Apply the mixture with the sponge mop, rinsing the mop often.