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The Science of Urethane Floor Coatings

The Science of Urethane Floor Coatings

Almost any kind of floor in a commercial or pedestrian environment is going to need some kind of protective coating. Not only do these coatings reduce safety hazards and make your floors seem nicer, they also maximize the lifespan of your floors and resist damage, protecting your investment and essentially paying for themselves in the long term. One of the best modern materials for such coatings is urethane. So why is urethane such an effective floor covering?

How urethane works

Most people are vaguely familiar with urethane because of its use as polyurethane in commercial products like plastic bottles. Similar in nature, urethane floor coatings actually have a different chemical composition, designed for increased flexibility and durability so they can protect your floors for the long term.

The benefits of urethane

So how can urethane protect your floors exactly?

  • Resistances. First, urethane is highly resistant to a number of acute and chronic exposures. It resists impact and chronic wear from foot traffic, and is also highly resistant to UV light, so you don’t have to worry about sunlight fading your floors. Stains and liquids don’t stick, so your urethane-coated floors are waterproof.
  • Gloss. Though not ideal for all situations, urethane adds a pleasant gloss to most surfaces. This prevents you from needing to wax your floors regularly, while still giving your location a pleasant sheen.
  • Cleanliness. Thanks to urethane’s waterproof, smooth nature, it makes your floors ridiculously easy to clean. The gloss it adds only enhances this visible benefit.
  • Fast installation. Urethane is relatively easy to install, and many varieties have quick-drying or quick-curing features. Some varieties can set in as little as a few hours.
  • Options. There are tons of options when it comes to urethane coatings, including colors, so you can find the perfect coating for your needs.

If you’re interested in learning more about our urethane floor coatings, or you need a quote for your unique project, reach out to a representative in your area for more information. If you’re interested in protecting your floors (and the people who use them), it’s a wise investment.