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  • Writer's pictureFawad Ikram

Epoxy Vs. Polyurethane - Which Flooring is Better?

Updated: Feb 22, 2023



Epoxy and Polyurethane coatings exemplify superior long term qualities such as chemical and acid resistance, ease of maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. We will take a look at some of the differentiating factors between the two so you can decide what product suits your floor best.


EPOXY FLOORING BENEFITS


Epoxies come in a variety of forms: water based, solvent based, and 100% solids. The different types of products will give you varying benefits.


Epoxies allow for varying degrees of thickness (usually between 3-15mils), and give you an extremely durable floor that can withstand the abuse it receives. Knoveo's epoxies are 100% solids. This means there little to no VOCs in the epoxy as this will give you the strongest coating when applied. It will dry thick provide an abrasion resistant surface. Not only will the epoxy fill in hairline cracks and dings in the floor but thickness will be level when rolled or squeegeed out due to its self-leveling properties. Epoxies can be used in a variety of applications from workshops and factories to airplane hangers and food processing plants.

POLYURETHANE FLOORING BENEFITS

Polyurethanes are also thermosetting polymers that are usually used as top-coating products on floors.


Knoveo Polyurethane Floorings are extremely flexible and allow for good impact resistant. They are also UV stable meaning when sunlight is exposed on it they will not yellow over time like some epoxies.


When it comes to hardness epoxies are much stronger but polyurethane are more scratch resistance.

SO WHAT SHOULD I USE ON MY FLOOR?


This all depends on the floor application and what the desired end result. Knoveo Solution provides both epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems. If you are questioning what system you think suits your flooring needs please reach out to Knoveo Solutions at +92 300 8490698 and we can help guide you to making the best choice for your floor.

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