Polyurethane Cement Flooring.
Polyurethane cement floors are a specialised type of concrete surface that has numerous benefits for the food and beverage industry. It combines traditional concrete’s strength and durability with polyurethane’s flexibility and resilience.
Polyurethane concrete floors are an ideal material for the food industry due to its hygienic surface, chemical resistance, durability, thermal stability, slip resistance, and customisable aesthetics. Using this material can help to ensure a safe, clean, and efficient working environment in the food and beverage industry.
The benefits of Polyurethane Cement flooring
1. Hygienic Surface
Polyurethane provides a seamless and non-porous surface, making it easy to clean and sanitise. This is essential in the food industry, where cleanliness is paramount to prevent contamination and foodborne illnesses.
2. Chemical Resistance
Polyurethane cement is highly resistant to chemicals, including cleaning agents, acids, and oils commonly used in factories and processing plants. This makes it an ideal material for flooring and walls in areas exposed to harsh chemicals.
Polyurethane cement floors are extremely durable and can withstand heavy use, making them perfect for use in high-traffic areas. It is also resistant to impact and abrasions, reducing the need for frequent repairs and maintenance.
4. Thermal Stability
Polyurethane cement has excellent thermal stability and can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures. This is essential in industries like the food industry or other industries that use large freezers or have areas exposed to large temperature variations or where temperatures need to be regulated to ensure the quality and safety of products.
Polyurethane concrete is slip-resistant, providing a safe working environment for employees. This is particularly important where spills and wet surfaces pose a hazard.
6. Customisable Aesthetics
The floor can be customised to match the aesthetic requirements of a particular food processing plant. Many colors can be custom-selected, allowing for a visually appealing and professional-looking workspace, and enhancing the overall image of the facility.
Polyurethane cement flooring is known for its toughness and durability. They can withstand heavy foot traffic, machinery, and equipment without cracking or chipping. The polyurethane mix creates a tough, abrasion-resistant surface that is highly resistant to impact, chemicals, and stains. They are ideal for use in high-traffic areas, such as factories, warehouses, and commercial kitchens, where the floors are subject to constant wear and tear. With proper installation and maintenance, polyurethane concrete floors can last for many years, making them a cost-effective choice for businesses looking for a durable, long-lasting flooring solution.
8. Cleanliness and Sanitation
Polyurethane cement floors are easy to clean and maintain. The smooth, non-porous surface created by the polyurethane coating prevents dirt, dust, and debris from getting trapped, making it easy to sweep and mop the floors. The coating is highly resistant to stains and chemicals, so spills can be wiped up quickly without leaving any permanent damage. Additionally, the surface is easy to sanitize, making it a popular choice for industries where cleanliness is essential, such as food and beverage production facilities, hospitals, and laboratories.
Overall, the ease of cleaning and maintaining the floor surface makes for a convenient and practical choice for businesses looking to keep their facilities clean and safe.
9. Life Span
With proper installation and maintenance, polyurethane floors can last for many years, making them a cost-effective choice for businesses looking for a durable, long-lasting flooring solution.
Epoxy or Polyurethane cement?
The two main differences between epoxy and polyurethane cement floors is their chemical makeup and their physical properties. Epoxy is a thermosetting resin, which hardens when exposed to heat or a catalyst. Epoxy floors are known for their hardness, durability, and chemical resistance, making them popular for industrial and commercial applications.
On the other hand, polyurethane is a thermoplastic polymer and when integrated with cement these floors are known for their flexibility, impact resistance, temperature resilience and ability to withstand heavy loads and foot traffic.
Ultimately, the choice between epoxy and polyurethane cement flooring depends on the application’s specific needs, including the type of industry, the amount of traffic, the types of chemicals and substances present, and the level of flexibility and impact resistance required.
We at Diamond Grind are happy to discuss the differences in detail and help you make the best choice for your particular purposes.