Epoxy flooring are both resilient and beautiful. When coupled with a polyurethane top coat, their chemical resistance, scratch resistance, yellowing resistance and ease of cleaning become even greater.
PU floors offer greater flexibility than epoxy systems in terms of pot life and recoat times, and less humidity sensitivity – perfect for food production and processing areas.
Texel Agency is a reputable polyurethane epoxy flooring company that delivers top-notch solutions for a variety of industries. With years of experience and a team of skilled professionals, we provide high-quality and durable flooring systems. Our expertise lies in polyurethane and epoxy coatings, known for their exceptional resistance to chemicals, abrasion, and heavy foot traffic. Whether it’s industrial facilities, commercial spaces, or residential projects, we offer tailored flooring solutions that enhance aesthetics and performance. Choose Texel Agency for reliable and long-lasting polyurethane epoxy flooring that meets your specific requirements.
Epoxy and urethane both make great options for floor coatings, each offering their own set of advantages. Urethanes retain color and shine longer than epoxy while withstanding sunlight exposure more successfully; additionally they’re easier to clean and can serve as accent or top coat systems featuring decorative epoxy flake systems.
Urethane and epoxy flooring is ideal for industrial floors that must be both visually appealing and long-term durable, such as warehouses, logistic centers and dry process manufacturing facilities. Their durable surface can withstand mechanical abrasion while withstanding heavy foot traffic or forklift activity without suffering wear-and-tear wear.
Epoxy and urethane can both be mixed with colors or metallic pigments to produce stunning surfaces, and applied in various thicknesses, making them suitable for many different uses. They’re also water-resistant – an added advantage in bathrooms or kitchens!
Selecting an appropriate flooring material for your facility depends on several variables, including foot traffic levels and chemical spillage that might happen. Both epoxy and urethane can make excellent choices for industrial spaces; your decision will ultimately depend on your unique needs. To ensure an easy installation process, concrete surfaces must first be adequately prepared by cleaning, grinding and scrubbing to eliminate stains or loose material that might obstruct an even and solid bond with an epoxy layer.
Durability is essential when choosing industrial floor coatings, and epoxy floors excel at withstanding heavy traffic levels from both feet and forklifts alike. Furthermore, their water resistance makes them an essential choice at warehouses and manufacturing centers – not to mention being antimicrobial properties that prevent mold growth in damp conditions.
Aliphatic polyurethanes contain low or no volatile organic compounds, making them safer for workers and the environment alike. Oil-based versions are more durable and resistant to UV radiation – perfect for outdoor industrial flooring applications.
Epoxy and urethane are durable materials that do not easily scratch, chip, or fade in terms of appearance or performance. Both can withstand various environmental factors like extreme temperatures, chemical spills, sunlight exposure and more without showing signs of wear and tear.
Epoxy flooring is more resilient than other floor coatings and boasts higher compression strength, meaning that heavier equipment can be dropped on it without cracking under pressure. Due to these characteristics, epoxy floors are commonly found in airport hangars, fire departments, hospitals and warehouses where high activity levels exist as they can withstand vibration caused by heavy machinery.
Selecting a resin type that offers excellent chemical resistance when considering a new floor system is of utmost importance. Different resins offer differing levels of resistance against certain classes of chemicals – for instance, one resin may withstand one concentration at low temperature but disintegrate upon exposure to another diluted concentration at higher temperature.
As such, when choosing a resin for your floor it is crucial to take into account its working chemicals, concentrations and temperatures as well as frequency/immersion conditions when making your selection. Resudeck HB offers exceptional chemical resistance making it suitable for food production plants, bakeries, abattoirs, breweries and other hygienic environments.
Epoxy and urethane both offer excellent chemical resistance, but urethane stands out as being more suitable than epoxy in dealing with demanding environments. Urethane’s UV stability keeps yellowing at bay over time while it provides superior abrasion and impact resistance.
Urethane is also more elastic than epoxy, making it the superior choice when dealing with heavy machinery or large loads. Furthermore, urethane can be mixed with metallic particles to produce eye-catching swirls for aesthetic purposes.
Epoxy floor coatings are highly water-resistant and easy to maintain, yet simple and quick to clean up any chemical spills quickly to reduce bacteria growth and prevent build-up on surfaces. However, for safety purposes chemical spills should be cleaned up as quickly as possible after they occur so as to not create dangerous bacteria blooms that may spread throughout the room.
Polyurethane (PU) is another thermosetting high-performance polymer like epoxy, though it is usually applied as a top coat over epoxy rather than being used independently. PU systems don’t bond well to concrete and their thin dry film thickness makes them ineffective at hiding small cracks in concrete surfaces. Furthermore, many solvent-based PU systems contain VOCs at elevated levels that must be managed using respirators equipment when applied.
Epoxy and PU systems can be enhanced with antimicrobial additives to further increase hygiene levels in food plants and warehouses, especially FDA or USDA regulated facilities where high standards of cleanliness must be upheld to prevent the formation of bacteria that could otherwise grow uncontrollably.
With minimal maintenance requirements, PU systems are ideal for busy warehouses and factory floors that are subject to physical impacts, point loading and regular traffic from heavy equipment such as forklift trucks. Regular sweeping and vacuuming should help keep surfaces free from dirt and debris; once every week the floor can be mopped with neutral-based cleaning chemicals mixed with warm water mopping solution.