Polyurethane resin is one of the most used types of resin floor system along with epoxy resin. The main difference between epoxy and polyurethane all depend on what product is being used. But generally speaking, a polyurethane resin has a better range of resistance to chemicals than epoxy. This can be the chemicals found within the brewing processes or in dairy manufacturing (lactic acid). Polyurethane can also be a more flexible resin as a floor surface.
As a flooring material, a polyurethane coating is a tough floor solution that is used a lot in both the commercial and industrial sectors. As well as this, polyurethane can also be a food-grade or ‘food safe’ product which means it has unique applications in the food and drink sector. This may be as a manufacturing floor covering or as a commercial kitchen floor topping.
As well as this, polyurethane can also be used as a hygienic floor coating that is easy to clean and sanitise. There are many ways in which this floor topping can be the best fit for your next flooring project. Floors installed with polyurethane systems are seamless and leave a smooth high-quality appearance in a range of colour options. With no seams, these floors trap no dirt, oils or bacteria.
*Any benefit depends on which product is being used, contact us to learn more.
Monarch are polyurethane resin flooring contractors who work through out the UK, including Manchester, Bradford and Rotherham. Polyurethane, in particular, is a strong floor covering which is ideal for the industrial sector.
For example, Monarflow PU is a self levelling resin flooring product which we install widely in factories. This product is a self-smoothing resin which is used in busy areas which have become uneven due to many years of constant use. This is a problem which occurs a lot in factories. As well as this the product has excellent resistance to thermal shock, abrasion and chemical attack in aggressive industrial environments.
An anti-static resin may be needed if you work with small electrical components, our Monarflow PU AS can provide a conductive floor to deal with the excess static charge safely.
Another factor is that the floor coating products can be fast-curing such as Monarcoat Rapid/Rapid Ultra. Generally speaking, these products are designed to cure a lot faster than other resin products shortening the downtime for busy settings. For example, a factory where production is constant or in areas such as fire exits and staircases that need to be accessed 24/7.
As polyurethane resin flooring contractors, we install specialist resin systems through out the UK. There are many applications for PU flooring and when looking into the different properties it is clear that there are many benefits to consider.
Monarcoat Rapid/Rapid Ultra are light stable products with very good chemical resistance. Primarily used on stairways, fire escapes and production areas which are in constant use. This is due to the fast-curing elements of this product reducing the time for the floor to be able to be used again. It can also have anti-slip properties.
In conclusion, polyurethane resin floor screeds offer many advantages that make them an ideal choice for both industrial and food and drink settings. As well as being highly resistant to certain chemicals, a polyurethane floor can be easy to clean and sanitise. Additionally, the floor can have a high level of abrasion resistance from heavy duty machines and equipment. As a result the floor will be tough and durable against day to day use.
We install polyurethane flooring and more through out the UK including Leeds, Barnsley, Rotherham and Chesterfield. We have worked with well known breweries and food and drink companies through the years and have a high reputation for delivering top quality polyurethane floor screeds.
Along with the installation of the floor, we also help create the best possible floor for each client. This includes floor preparation, shot blasting and diamond grinding. As well as different types of priming, falls within floors, working with drainage systems and more. As professional resin flooring contractors, we know that each client is different, so we give free technical advice and recommendations. We also do free on site surveys and help you find the right floor for you.
You can use the contact form and a member of our technical team will get back to you. Or please take a look at our contact page for more ways to speak to us. We are happy to talk you through all the queries which you may have on resin and the types of floor product which we install.