High-Quality Epoxy Flooring Services
Urethane USA specializes in creating beautiful and durable floors using specialized epoxy coating. The high quality coatings we use protect and strengthen floors and create entirely new floor coverings for many different properties, both commercial and residential. Specialized epoxy floor coatings are becoming more popular, stretching beyond traditional factory floors and other workplace high traffic floors to residences and garages.
Specialized epoxy coating is a very durable material that outlasts many other flooring options. We have expertise in many different kinds of epoxy flooring systems and we are proud to be a recognized industry leader in this field.
Epoxy is a thermosetting epoxide polymer. When the adhesive cures, it cannot return to its original form. It reacts with other chemicals, which help to cure or harden it, thus creating a strong and durable adhesive. These chemical properties are what make it so useful in sealing and protecting surfaces. As a result, it is useful for commercial, residential, industrial, marine, and even art applications. In fact, epoxy is useful just about everywhere.
Applied correctly, epoxy also provides anti-shrinkage and static, and high resistance to chemicals, corrosion, impact and solvent. It increases the durability of all its surfaces. Epoxy coatings are used for applications such as steel parts in vehicles, ships, industrial and aerospace machine parts, electrical system and electronics among others. They are also applied to concrete walls to make them water resistant. It is flooring application in which we specialize.
Benefits of Choosing Epoxy Floor Coating
Compared to other types of flooring, epoxy is long lasting and economic. The cost of installation is quickly recovered because it last longer and has a lower cost of maintenance.
Easy to Maintain
Epoxy flooring is very simple to clean and care for. With easy occasional cleaning, and a reseal every five years, your floors should remain in great shape for decades.
You need flooring that will last and stand up to the abuses of weather and everyday traffic. Epoxy hardens into a protective shell that can last a lifetime with proper care. It will look good for much longer than many other types of flooring.
Epoxy flooring is gaining traction in restaurants and bars due to its unmatchable level of sanitation. Since the coating is seamless and relatively smooth, it is much easier to maintain a clean and beautiful looking floor. Our epoxy floors hold less dust and other particulates than normal flooring. This makes sweeping and cleaning quicker and easier.
Quick but Effective Installation
Because the polymer dries quickly, epoxy floor application is a relatively fast process. Of course we pay particular attention to the surface preparation, but in many cases the complete process takes only a couple of days.
As with all flooring, looks are extremely important. Epoxy flooring options come in all sorts of colors, textures and patterns. We have created different designs to make epoxy floors highly personal and beautiful for many customers and have supplied businesses with unique epoxy coatings tailored to their needs. These include specialized chip and flake options and metallic coatings for that unique personal touch. These designs are added into the epoxy application to give a unique character to each floor. See our work here.
Epoxy solutions are often used to protect the underlying concrete foundation. Many different epoxies have chemical resistance properties to prevent chemical penetration into the concrete slab.
We usually recommend adding texture to your new epoxy floor. This provides better traction if you’re concerned about safety or if your floors regularly get wet and dirty. The texture enhances the epoxy coat by creating an anti-slip surface.
Our Epoxy Flooring Craftsmanship
The two most important factors in creating a long-lasting epoxy flooring system are the contractor that performed the initial work and the proper maintenance over the floor’s life. As with all our services, we treat the preparation and application of epoxy flooring as a craft. We perform the work meticulously and with unmatched care. This is absolutely essential to a successful result.
Epoxy floors can be applied to a vary of substrates. However, we generally recommend applying over a specially prepared concrete surface. The surface preparation is absolutely crucial to ensure proper adhesion to the floor. Without good adhesion, epoxy floors can begin to peel, flake, and rapidly deteriorate over time. At Urethane USA, we ensure the proper techniques are used to achieve the correct surface profile. Only until you have a good surface profile, the pores in the concrete will be opened to allow for excellent adhesion.
Depending on the specific type of epoxy we choose together, Urethane USA tailors the surface preparation work to that product type. Our processes includes grinding, shot blasting or acid etching so that pores in the concrete substrate are opened. Usually, we use diamond-cup wheel machines to grind down the concrete. We typically find it most effective to use these machines to prepare the floors for maximum adhesion. This form of surface preparation is usually aggressive enough to properly open the pores, without damaging the integrity of the concrete substrate. Then we carefully remove all dirt, dust and other particulates.
High-Quality Materials & Equipment
The materials we use is another factor that makes Urethane USA stand out. Our relationships with TENNANT PRODUCTS & SHERWIN WILLIAMS allow us to get the best quality products at affordable prices. These manufacturers also provide technical expertise to ensure the application is being performed as they recommend. Additionally, these companies offer best-in-class material warranties that allow us to pass along to our clients.
In addition to these high quality materials, we have access to state of the art equipment. Some other epoxy flooring companies choose to prepare the surface with acid etching as they do not have the proper equipment to properly prepare the concrete. We use state of the art diamond-cup wheel machines. Not only is this equipment critical for preparation, we also offer our customers the option to purchase special cleaning equipment after our service. Depending on the size of the shop, warehouse or floor surface, our partner Tennant offers our clients discounts on machines of all sizes.
The Urethane USA Advantage
For small areas or places that require less preparation, some customers choose to self-apply epoxy floor coatings. However, our hiring skilled craftsman and experienced technicians has many advantages.
The material we use is much higher grade than that typically found in DIY epoxy kits. Epoxy coating quality varies greatly, and we will help you select exactly the right product to make sure your flooring will last.
You need experts to prepare the surface properly, in order to make the floor look great and last longer. We ensure that the crucial preparation phase is completed.
- Money Saving
Although self-application may sound cheaper, many DIY kits have adhesion problems, and you must repeat the process multiple times. Having it done by experts the first time cost less money in the long run.
- Better Looking
When offering a broad variety of colors, textures, paint chips, urethane top coats and other custom options to make your floor look unique.
- Peace of Mind
We offer product warranties for both material and labor, eliminating your concern about having to revise the job.
At Urethane USA, we strive to provide you with the highest possible value and service. We offer competitive pricing, but also high-quality application and best-in-class warranties. Please see photos of some of our previous work here.