When considering alternative concrete coatings to traditional epoxies, polyurea coatings can be a great option. Polyurea coatings are similar to polyaspartic coatings, however, there is one major difference between polyaspartic coatings and polyurea coatings: polyureas are not aliphatic, meaning that they are not UV-stable. This means that polyureas are not resistant to turning yellow or amber when exposed to the sun for extended periods of time, which make them susceptible to degradation.
Still, polyureas are a better choice than epoxy coatings, as they are more resistant to scratches and spills. However, they do not offer the same UV-resistance or durability as polyaspartic coatings do, so they tend to degrade quicker if exposed to sunlight.
If you want to get the most value for your money when you have a new concrete coating installed, go for polyaspartic coating. If you are unable to obtain polyaspartic coatings for any reason whether it’s because of availability or price, polyurea coatings are a solid choice.
We hope that this information is helpful to you as you make decisions about what concrete coating is right for you!