Urethane cement flooring systems are designed for areas that are subjected to thermal shock and high impact abuse. They typically are used in food-processing facilities, commercial kitchens, dish-washing areas, coolers and freezers. They are installed on concrete or cementitious substrates, creating a seamless flooring system that makes the floor area easier to maintain and minimizes the buildup of bacterial contamination. Urethane cements are typically applied as a solid color with an unlimited variety of textures. If temperatures fluctuate relatively often at your place of business, or if you work with machinery that could create a high-impact environment for your flooring, urethane cement flooring could be the best option for you.
CMS will work with you and your staff to determine what the best method of urethane cement flooring systems that will be most effective for your project and long-lasting.
Urethane Cement Flooring is a modified urethane with Portland cement, water, aggregate and other fine materials. The product was originally designed and formulated for the food and beverage industry to handle the daily wash downs and thermal shock of the facilities.
Let’s look at traditional epoxy floor systems for comparison. Epoxy floors are mixing two liquids together to form a reaction. That reaction cures the flooring and creates the great coating that epoxy is known for. Urethane Cement Flooring, on the other hand, uses two liquids mixed with common cement, known as Portland cement, to create a solid surface.
Able to withstand extreme temperature swings, Urethane Cement Flooring offers a thermal stability that is unparalleled to anything on the market today. These urethanes can also expand and contract at the same rate as concrete, allowing for a very low risk of bending, buckling, or cracking.
Urethane Cement Flooring has double the strength of concrete and can be installed in thicknesses varying from 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch, depending on the facility’s need. It is also self-leveling and can be laid as a stand-alone product or decorative quartz/flake. Urethane Cement Flooring can also be installed with additional topcoats to provide for additional wear protection or non-skid properties.
Another great advantage that Urethane Cement Flooring has over traditional epoxy floors is that you can install it over green concrete. This means you don’t have to worry about any residual moisture in the concrete slowing up your new construction schedule.
Urethane Cement Floor Test and Benefits
In this CMS episode, Doug takes us through the process of applying a sample Urethane Cement floor, and discusses the advantages of the system - and when and why you would choose this type of flooring over an epoxy coated floor.
BENEFITS OF URETHANE CEMENT FLOORING
Fast Return to Service, Heat Resistant, Thermal Shock Resistant, VOC Compliant – Low Odor, Moisture Insensitive, Chemical & Stain Resistant, Low Maintenance
Designed for rapid installation and protection
Light to moderate traffic and abuse