The Strongest Bond For Your South New Jersey Flooring
If your flooring is going to be taking a beating, or if you plan on performing daily steam cleaning, there is no greater option available then Urethane Cement. By mixing urethane resin with Portland concrete and other binders, this coating creates a chemical bond stronger than any epoxy finish or otherwise. If you need your floors to withstand heavy abuse, nothing beats our urethane cement coating.
Urethane Floor coatings are very different from polyurethane paints. None quite as different than the Cementitious Urethane Slurry, AKA Urethane Cement or Urethane Concrete. A Urethane cement floor has many benefits over other floor systems, It is a 3-part urethane resin with Portland cement and some other binders added to create a thick slurry that bonds to the existing concrete floor both mechanically and chemically creating an insane bond that is almost impossible to break. To make it even better the properties of polyurethane make it UV resistant, slightly flexible, and temperature-stabile, meaning it will hold up to thermal shock (ie daily steam cleaning) as well as heavy things being dropped onto it. As if that’s not enough since it’s partially made of Portland cement it will bond to damp or new concrete…after 7 days of curing instead of the normal 30 days of cure time required for epoxy floor coatings.
There is one drawback…The price! Urethane cement floors are not “cheap” 2018 pricing typically ranges from $12 – $18 per square foot. But if the floor is going to take a beating and have daily thermal shock there is nothing better.
Here at Floor Skinz, we offer both epoxy flooring and urethane floor coating, and we often get asked: which is best? The answer in many cases is — use both! They perform different functions, but both provide protection against chemical corrosion and wear. They’re long-lasting flooring solutions and reduce replacement and maintenance costs for your concrete floor. They also increase light reflectivity, which brightens your workspace and lowers utility bills.
You can think of epoxy flooring as more of a flooring priming/resurfacing,, where as urethane flooring is a strong, chemically bonded addition to your concrete floor. Urethane floors cure faster and are resistant to thermal shock. If thermal stress is a big issue in your space, then a urethane mortar flooring system may be best for you. They’re particularly great for industrial kitchens or other areas where scalding water or heat is used, as well as areas of refrigeration, as you can use the same flooring for both areas.
Urethane concrete flooring systems expand and contract similar to the concrete substrate, which reduces the stress on the floor when the temperature changes. This means that the adhesive bond is much stronger, which, in turn, increases the lifespan of your flooring system.
Our New Jersey team specializes in helping you get the flooring system that fits your needs. Whether that’s a urethane mortar flooring system, hydrophobic floor sealer, epoxy coating, and more, we’re confident that we’ve got what you’re looking for. We are certified in both Perma-Flex and Elasti-Deck Hydro-Static pressure-proof coating systems, and we work with other manufacturers of high-quality floor coatings so we can offer a wide range of products to fit any budget. If you’re ready to take advantage of our floor coating services, great prices, and high-quality service, contact us today.