Floor epoxy and urethane coatings
Floor epoxy and urethane coatings are very important when it comes to buildings and structures. The main purpose of such coatings is to protect the slab from contamination or deterioration. Offering added benefits like aesthetics, chemical resistance, non-skid, physical performance, ease of
Maintenance, and other such features is also desired. Floors are the most abused parts of any building. So, it is highly essential to make sure to protect it so that it lasts longer. Chemical attack, abrasion, thermal shock impact, and all such abuses affect the floors more than any other part. Concrete floors are generally known to be porous. This makes it have a higher tendency to create dust from continuous wear and abuse. As such, it is very important to protect the concrete floors by using any kind of protective material.
Epoxy coatings are known to be quite effective for concrete floors. This thermosetting polymer is available in three different formulations, which are solvent based, water based, and 100% solids. These types of concrete floor epoxy coatings are beautiful, flexible, and really durable. It seals concrete and steel and prolongs the life of the floor. Versatility is a very important advantage of using epoxy floor coatings. It can be used anywhere, in your home, office, workshop, and even in industries and factories. All these advantages make epoxy floor coatings a popular choice.
Urethane floor coatings
Urethane floor coatings is also a thermosetting polymer which is known as a high performance coating. Manufacturers are of the opinion that polyurethane flooring System has a higher wear resistance than epoxy coating. It also handles impacts better and is more resistant to abrasion and chemicals. Polyurethane is also UV stable, which makes sure it does not yellow like epoxy coatings. Even though the coating is not as hard as epoxy, it is scratch resistant and has high temperature tolerance.
Floor epoxy and urethane coatings comparison
As compared floor epoxy and urethane coatings, urethane coatings do not bond well enough to the concrete and the dry film thickness does not work to fill in the small cracks in the surface like epoxy flooring, only self-levelling and trowel polyurethane flooring systems will fill in the small cracks and divots on the concrete floor surface as a self levelling agent.