Hybrid Polyurethane vs. Epoxy Floor Coatings

When you are looking to upgrade your next commercial floor, you will need to decide what type of coating you would like to use (if you decide not to perform a mechanical polish). When it comes to industrial strength and flexibility, your best choice is:

Hybrid Polyurethane

Epoxy has it’s place in certain commercial environments, but when you are needing a tough and flexible coating to protect from large abrasions and industrial wear and tear your best choice is Hybrid Polyurethane. In fact, some manufacturer’s claim that the wear resistance of polyurethane over epoxy is almost 3 to 1. The resistance to chemicals is also better than epoxy.

The surface of hybrid polyurethane is not as hard as epoxy, but it is much more scratch resistant. It can also tolerate larger temperature changes and handle humidity much better. Unfortunately epoxy will typically yellow when exposed to sunlight over time.

Refacing

Hybrid polyurethane is also easier to repair than epoxy. With epoxy coatings you need to grind the entire floor up and start all over again to get the floor to be at the same level and color. With a hybrid polyurethane coating, you only need to prep the harmed area and then place another coat. Since the coating is only about 2 mm in height, it is much easier to achieve the identical look to the polyurethane around the abrasion.

Each environment needs to be assessed by a professional to ensure proper product selection. Give Performance Concrete Polishing a call today with any questions about your next commercial concrete coating project!

Thanks for reading.

McKinley Schilling

President
Performance Concrete Polishing
515-202-6706

By |2018-05-29T18:40:00+00:00May 7th, 2017|Epoxy Coatings, Polyurethane Coatings|