Commercial and Industrial
What is Polyurethane?
Polyurethane is a plastic material, which exists in various forms. It can be either rigid or flexible, and is the material of choice for a broad range of products such as: insulation, mattresses, car parts, coatings, adhesives, tyres etc.
Polyurethane floors and floor coatings are a layer of polyurethane that is applied to a flooring surface in order to protect it from various elements. There is a difference between a floor and a floor coating. Polyurethane floors can normally be installed up to 10 mm thick where polyurethane floor coating can achieve up to 1 mm in total thickness. Both polyurethane floors and floor coatings protect your concrete and steel from corrosion and abrasion.
Various water and oil based polyurethanes products have been widely used to protect and beautify timber floors. Some products are low in odour while others offer harder finish.
Similarly, polyurethane products for concrete floors come as: water based, solvent based, moisture cured, two packs, clear, coloured and high in film build. Most polyurethane coating are UV unstable. So if you do not want your floors to turn yellow overtime, you should only choose to use only UV stable floor finishes.
It’s very important that your concrete floor is properly prepared prior to any floor coating application. Diamond grinding is our preferred floor preparation method.
Like most high solids floor coatings, polyurethanes floors and coatings can be applied with trowels, rollers and/or spray.
Polyurethane Coatings vs Epoxy Coating
They look and feel the same. In fact, high build polyurethanes are required to be applied over a suitably primed surface which is achieved by using epoxies. Epoxies will chalk under UV light when UV stable Polyurethane floor coatings will not
Mainly used in factories and food production
Mainly used in houses and offices