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Cold Weather Floor Coatings

If you’ve been researching floor coatings, you’ve probably run across information stating that floor coatings shouldn’t be applied below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This is largely true, particularly of epoxy floor coatings. While epoxy is a tried and true floor coating solution that has been used for decades, there are many limitations that have remained over the years. One of the most notable is installation temperature.

Virtually all epoxies on the market recommend both the air temperature and the slab temperature to be 50 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of at least 12 hours after application. While this may be possible in interior settings where the temperature is controlled, this simply isn’t realistic for most garages in the Chicagoland area where temperatures frequently dip into the single digits.

While some flooring companies may convince you that you’ll need to wait until Spring for your garage flooring project, White Rabbit has a year round solution for your garage flooring needs! Unlike most floor coating contractors in the Chicagoland area that rely on epoxy resins, we install an industry leading, industrial strength polyurea floor coating.

Polyurea is a product with a wide range of uses–but is most commonly used as a protective coating solutions. Originally developed in 1959, polyurea has been used in everything from protective coatings in industrial settings, to truck beds, to boat hulls, and even clothing!

Polyurea, while not developed specifically as a floor coating product, was discovered to have exceptional floor protection characteristics. With tensile strengths that can break concrete and up to 500% elasticity, polyurea floor coatings provide similar bonding characteristics as epoxy to concrete, with vastly superior abrasion and chemical resistance and elasticity.

Additionally, and as we touched on above, polyurea also has more tolerance to adverse weather conditions–particularly temperature. Epoxy, polyurethane, industrial paints, and other commonly used floor coating products, generally require temperatures to be 50 degrees or above. White Rabbit’s polyurea solution, however, can be applied in temperatures as low as zero degrees–making it an ideal solution for the harsh winter weather in the Chicago area.

Don’t let the weather or companies with inferior products dictate your installation schedule. White Rabbit’s polyurea product can accommodate your needs any time of the year.

If you haven’t heard of polyurea, it is likely because polyurea is not as visible to in today’s retail market place. While most big box stores sell low quality DIY epoxy floor coating systems, polyurea coating systems require more skill and expertise to install, making them a popular solution with floor coating professionals, but a poor choice for homeowners attempting to coat floors themselves.

The advanced nature of this coating, however, is what makes it superior to other floor coating solutions on the market–allowing us to provide an industry-leading lifetime warranty on all interior residential applications.

White RabbitEpoxy
Durability4x Stronger
Flexibility98% more
Vehicle Traffic24 hours3 days
Installation1 day2-3 days
Scratch Resistant3x more
UV stableyesno
Wooden Step Applicationyesno
Warranty for Glosslifetime0
Year-round Installationyesno

When you work with us, you’ll get much more than industrial-strength Monkey Bars garage organization and floor coating products that will stand up to heavy use. You also benefit from our lifetime warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with our commercial flooring services, you can count on us to do what it takes to make it right. We are owner-operated, will treat you and your property with respect. Our honest, no-hassle approach means we will work with you to find the solution that is right for you and your needs.

White Rabbit has been transforming garages and basements across the Chicagoland area since 1988. We’re known for our design capabilities and high-quality, industrial strength products, including garage organizersshelving systems and slatwall storage systems. Our team is also dedicated to excellence and exceptional customer service. We’ll go above and beyond for you. Rest assured we can provide you with a highly efficient, practical space with our Monkey Bars garage storage systems.

White Rabbit has been helping Chicagoland area homeowners transform their garages and basements for over 35 years. With tens of thousands of happy customers throughout the region, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are working with the top option for commercial flooring in Chicago.

Schedule your no-hassle in-home consultation today and see what the White Rabbit magic is all about!