Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we’re in the middle of fall in Minnesota, which means that winter isn’t too far away. It also means that it’s your last chance for epoxy floor coating installation before the freezing weather sets in for good. Here’s why temperature matters for your floor coating installation and an alternative solution if you can’t squeeze your project in before winter.
What’s the Rush on Epoxy Floor Coating Installation?
The optimal temperature range for installing epoxy floor coatings is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. They may take longer to cure between 32 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Epoxy floor coatings do not cure at all in below-freezing temperatures. This is why October is your last chance for epoxy floor coating installation. Once the temperatures dip below freezing, you will need to put your floor project on hold until temperatures warm up in the spring.
Could I Choose a Polyaspartic Floor Coating Instead?
If temperatures are now too low to install an epoxy floor coating, Alamtal Flooring has a solution for you. Polyaspartic floor coating is a durable, beautiful alternative to epoxy floor coating that has several advantages over epoxy.
First, polyaspartic floor coatings can be applied in sub-zero temperatures. Your Alamtal Flooring installation team can install your new garage floor or basement floor year-round. Unlike epoxy floor coatings, which take multiple days to install and cure, your new polyaspartic floor coating can be installed in just one day and driven on after 24 hours. Plus, polyaspartic coatings do not contain harmful VOCs and do not stink while they dry and cure. They are also extremely durable, as the coating penetrates and bonds with your concrete floor rather than lying on top of it like epoxy coating does.
If you want to protect the concrete floor in your garage or basement this fall, get in touch with the Alamtal Flooring team. We can explain your options to you and help you decide if a polyaspartic floor coating would be a better option than epoxy. Request a free quote today to get the conversation started.