EPOXY & TROWELED URETHANE MORTAR SYSTEMS
What is Epoxy and Urethane Flooring System?
Epoxy and urethane mortar flooring is classified as the most stringent epoxy floor system available for use. This specific floor is made of resins, portland cement compound, water, and aggregate, graded or quartz sand. It is also called a urethane trowelled mortar system, and it is ideal for spaces that require highly chemical-resistant floors that can withstand a great deal of impact.
These flooring systems are designed for fast installation, quick return to service and long-lasting performance. Whether you have new concrete, deteriorated acid brick or concrete that’s simply worn out, we can prepare the substrate and install a new seamless epoxy or urethane mortar system that will improve the safety, productivity and functionality of your facility.
What is Urethane Flooring Designed For?
- Cementitious urethane floors can be directly installed over green concrete (concrete that hasn’t fully cured), or in cold and humid environments, without worrying about residual moisture. However, we may specify or suggest a urethane-based primer, depending on the environment, overall floor system selected, and daily activities taking place.
- Turn the floor into an impervious surface that is superior at withstanding a wide range of substances, including inorganic and organic alkalis, solvents, and acids.
- Enhance floor’s resistance to cracking or crazing, which might occur as a result of extreme temperature variations. Cementitious urethane floors are able to withstand temperature fluctuations that range from -330°F to +240°F.
- Control the bacterial and microbial population on the surface of the floor.
Recommended Environment for Urethane Flooring
Both cementitious urethane and epoxy floors are available with different customizable options for industrial facilities. Determining which type of floor is the right solution for your facility can be made easier with the help of one of our experienced professionals at McCord Contractors.
Please Take Note:
Given workplace liability, the safety of our workers and those within close proximity to the process as well as inconsistent results, we no longer acid etch or advocate its use as a surface preparation method for concrete flooring to receive a resinous system. To produce the correct surface profile for the greatest adhesion we use steel-shot blasting equipment, both portable and electric depending on what the work environment dictates, as well as planetary diamond grinding equipment for the purpose of readying the concrete for its respective resinous system. Using diamond tooling, our grinding process can be used to remove coatings (aggressive diamonds) or grind existing concrete (medium to coarse diamonds to produce an anchor profile). To polish concrete, we can also use finer diamonds to create a honed or highly polished look. We also grind existing paint to ready a surface for new coating.