If you are looking through flooring systems that might work for you and have settled on a resin floor system, there are a few different options. Epoxy resin flooring systems are the most commonly found but polyurethane resin flooring systems can work better for a variety of situations. Here at Trusty Tread in Llanelli, we use a team of qualified and experienced professionals to choose and install your polyurethane resin flooring.
Polyurethane flooring is a type of resin flooring that is popular for a range of different environments. It is sometimes known as synthetic resin because it uses entirely manmade materials, rather than natural ones. And it has a plastic appearance which is aesthetically pleasing.
Polyurethane is used to make a wide range of different materials, including everything from ink to plastics. In the case of flooring, polyurethane resin is used to create a versatile, adaptable, flexible, and durable flooring material suitable for heavy-duty environments.
Polyurethane flooring systems can be more expensive than those made of epoxy resin but they have a range of benefits that help to justify the increased cost. There are some key differences between epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems that can make this choice an important one.
The biggest difference between polyurethane flooring solutions and epoxy floors is their flexibility. Because of its plastic nature, a polyurethane floor is flexible. Epoxy floors, on the other hand, are much harder, but this can make them more brittle.
Because of its flexibility, a polyurethane floor can withstand greater heavy-duty impact without damage so it is especially useful for covering concrete floors in areas of high pedestrian traffic.
These types of floors are also resistant to abrasion and scratches so their appearance and functionality won't get ruined quickly.
For even greater durability, you can use a resin screed. PU screeds are thicker and better able to withstand heavy-duty impacts and wear.
One of the major benefits of a polyurethane floor coating is that it cures much faster than other resin flooring solutions. PU floors can be fully cured over a weekend whereas an epoxy floor can take a week to fully dry.
If your flooring project is for an industrial or commercial environment, then a faster turnaround time can mean that the area needs to be closed for less time. And if you are installing a floor coating in a domestic environment, it means you can get back to using your house as normal more quickly.
Polyurethane floor coatings have excellent resistance to high temperatures. This makes them the perfect flooring for hot industrial environments, kitchens, and food preparation areas.
Another feature that makes polyurethane coatings the ideal choice for food preparation areas is that they are resistant to lactic acid. Lactic acids can degrade other resin floor coatings but they won't degrade polyurethane. So you will often see it used in dairy production environments.
Polyurethane floor finishes also have good chemical resistance, which makes them unlikely to be damaged by harsh chemicals. This makes them the ideal choice for the industrial sector as well as for scientific and medical environments, such as laboratories.
It also means that they can be heavily sanitised without ruining the floor. This can help to create a hygienic environment.
PU floors naturally have more of an anti-slip surface than epoxy floors which can make them a better choice for busy areas that are likely to get damp. If you want to improve the anti-slip nature of your PU flooring, our technical team can help you to choose the perfect anti-slip sealant to apply to your flooring.
Other types of resin floor don't have resistance to UV damage unless a special sealant is applied. Polyurethane systems, on the other hand, have natural UV stability. If the flooring is going to be exposed to sunlight, this UV resistance is important because it prevents the resin floor from degrading due to damage from UV rays.
PU resin can be a food-grade flooring system which, again, makes it perfect for use in kitchens, dairies, breweries, and other food preparation areas.
It is seamless, which prevents bacteria from forming in any gaps, and it is naturally resistant to bacteria. Its abrasion resistance also means that new scratches are unlikely to form. It can also be steam cleaned and heavily sanitised. Together, this can allow the creation of a seamless sterile box suitable for food preparation.
The appearance of a polyurethane floor can be completely customised. While it might come in standard colours, in actual fact, you have the entire colour spectrum to choose from and you can have your PU floor installed in a completely bespoke colour combination.
You can also decide between a range of finishes, including a matt finish, high gloss, semi-gloss, or satin. We can talk you through the range of colours and finishes available for your polyurethane floor and help you to find the perfect look for you.
Polyurethane systems don't absorb moisture which makes them suitable for damp environments. If moisture were to get through your floor coating, it could damage the concrete floor underneath so having a coating that won't absorb any moisture will help to protect your floor.
Here at Trusty Tread in Llanelli, we will handle the entire installation process of your polyurethane floor. With everything from discussing the different options that are suitable for your needs, to site surveys, and finally having your floor installed at a time that suits you by our qualified and experienced installation team.
Your polyurethane resin flooring will be installed and ready for heavy-duty use and you can be sure that you have chosen a durable flooring system that will last you for years to come. And with our professional and high-quality materials and installation, you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that your floor will be in perfect condition for a long time.
When you choose Trusty Tread, you are choosing qualified and experienced resin floor professionals. We understand the needs of our clients from all sectors, including industrial, commercial, and residential, and we can help you to choose the perfect polyurethane resin flooring for your needs. And our qualified and experienced team will install your floor within your own timescale and to a very high standard.
Polyurethane Resin Flooring is renowned for its durability. With proper installation and maintenance, it can last for 20 to 30 years, making it a cost-effective solution for industrial and commercial environments.
Yes, Polyurethane Resin Flooring is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. It is resistant to weather changes and UV exposure, ensuring the colour does not fade over time.
Absolutely, one of the major advantages of Polyurethane Resin Flooring is its excellent chemical resistance. It can withstand exposure to various chemicals, oils, and solvents, making it an ideal choice for factories, laboratories, and garages.
Yes, damages to Polyurethane Resin Flooring can usually be repaired without having to replace the entire floor. Minor scratches and dents can often be fixed, and in the case of severe damage, professionals can resurface the affected area.