When it comes to installing an epoxy floor, the job isn’t finished until a urethane topcoat has been applied. Here are a few reasons why this step is vital to ensuring the optimum performance of your epoxy flooring system.
Let’s face it, even the highest performing epoxy flooring system is going to get scratched from every day wear and tear. A urethane topcoat acts as a sacrificial layer and prevents the epoxy body coats from being damaged. In addition, the topcoat helps to hide or camouflage any scratches that do occur, making them less noticeable and keeping them from detracting from the aesthetics of the floor.
Chemical and UV Resistance
A urethane topcoat will also add durability to your epoxy floor. Clear polyester polyurethane topcoats, such as Floor-Crest Urethane Topcoat, create a surface with excellent chemical and UV resistance. By applying a urethane topcoat, you are adding years to your flooring system’s service life. In addition, urethane topcoats protect the color integrity of the epoxy flooring, ensuring that any spills or leaks do not discolor the floor.
Let it Shine
The additional layer of a urethane topcoat actually adds depth to the look of your epoxy floor. This creates a richer and shiner looking surface. The reason for this is that urethane topcoats reflect light even better than epoxy resinous coatings. In fact, urethane topcoats are often available in varying degrees of gloss.
Easy to Clean
Urethane topcoats create a smooth surface that allows for easy maintenance and cleaning. This is especially true if you have heavy chip or flake coverage on your epoxy floor. Dust mops and brooms easily glide over the topcoat; however, urethane coatings are also strong enough to withstand aggressive scrubbing if necessary.
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