Exceptional Benefits of Epoxy Floor Coating and Polyurethane Floor Coating The Epoxy coating is a thermosetting polymer which is available in three different formulations for a specific floor coating and sealer for use in a garage. The three types are water based, solvent based, and 100% solids. Epoxy Floor Coating benefits: These formulations allow for varying degrees of thickness from 3 mils to 10 mils (A mil is a thousandth of an inch) for a single coating. They allow for ease of application, special bonding characteristics, and VOC considerations. Epoxy easily bonds with new or old concrete. The best epoxy formulations are 100% solids and provide for an extremely hard, thick, and impact resistant surface. This self-levelling thickness fills in the small hairline cracks of the floor as well as providing protection. Though some epoxy formulas come with U.V. inhibitors, they will still eventually yellow or amber as the industry calls it when exposed to sunlight for any length of time. It is something to consider when choosing an industrial floor finish. The Polyurethane is a very high-performance coating. It is known as urethane for short, though that it is technically incorrect. If someone is talking about a urethane coating, it is nothing but polyurethane. Polyurethane Floor Coating benefits: From the different types available, aliphatic polyurethane is the desired choice for garage floors. Though they are mostly solids, a polyurethane coating is only about 2 to 3 mils in thickness. It is also much more abrasion resistant. In fact, some manufacturer claims that the wear resistance of polyurethane is much more than epoxy. Polyurethane has a high resistance to chemicals, which is better than epoxy. It includes resistance to solvents such as methylene chloride which is the primary ingredient in paint stripper. EP Floors Corp. maintains a high quality for last 30 years. They provide knowledge and expertise in epoxy flooring, urethane flooring, and industrial floor coating systems.