Urethane Floor Coatings
Durable protection with a glossy shine
If you’re looking for a way to preserve the beauty of your facility’s existing floor while giving it superior protection, a urethane floor coating may be just what you need.
Urethane floor coatings can be clear or pigmented and can be applied directly to concrete, over another coating, or even over hardwoods. Once the liquid resin cures, it creates an extremely tough and protective surface.
Benefits of Urethane Coatings
- Durability – Urethane floors stand up well under foot traffic, and they resist abrasion damage well. They also resist corrosion when exposed to certain chemicals, making urethane a good choice for many industrial fields. (For facilities that handle especially corrosive chemicals, consider extreme chemical resistant flooring.)
- Longevity – While the length of time between applications varies based on several environmental factors, urethane tends to be one of the longest-lasting floor coatings on the market, often enduring for a decade or more.
- Aesthetics – Urethane provides a glossy or a satin shine and is often used as a topcoat to protect existing colors or patterns in the floor. Urethane flooring resists chips and scratches, so it continues to look good even after years of use.
- Versatility – Urethane may be applied in combination with an epoxy coating to give users the benefits that both floor coating types offer.
One thing you’ll need to take into account before applying a urethane coating is that it will require a longer time to cure than most floor coatings. But because urethane can bond to existing floor coatings, surface preparation before installation does not have to be as extensive.
However, as with any floor coating installation, surface preparation is a vital step in making sure a coating bonds properly with the floor. In the next section, we’ll walk you through what you should be looking for in a proper installation.
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