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Urethane Flooring

Resinous Flooring Resistant to Thermal Shock and Cycling

Urethane flooring systems (also known as polyurethane flooring systems) resurface concrete floors and add color to designate walkways or other markings. They are able to provide a number of performance functions such as slip resistance, chemical resistance, and abrasion resistance. Urethane floors are also used to provide waterproofing and pitch for water drainage and are seamless solutions for hygienic protection. From an aesthetic standpoint, urethane floors can add decorative finishes and designs to both commercial and industrial spaces, with unlimited color options. Urethane floors are sought after for the protection they offer against thermal shock and thermal cycling. Continue reading to learn more specific information about the benefits of urethane flooring as well as the environment to which they are applicable.



Choose Your Urethane Floor System


Stonclad

Stonclad is a high-strength industrial and commercial flooring system available in epoxy and urethane formulations for heavy-duty environments. Chemical, abrasion and impact resistant, Stonclad can also be configured to meet the needs of static control and temperature-dependent environments. Eco-friendly recycled glass applications are available. Less industrial areas benefit from its wide-ranging color palette.




LEARN ABOUT BENEFITS OF URETHANE FLOORING
  • THERMAL SHOCK AND THERMAL CYCLING RESISTANCE

    Public areas and showrooms can achieve their desired appearance while enjoying the strong and durable qualities of epoxy.

    See our recommended Thermal Shock and Cycling Resistant Flooring

  • ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION

    Urethane floors can provide anti-microbial properties to help block the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and molds. Seamless, poured-in-place urethane floors are naturally bacteriostatic and fungistatic because there are no seams, welds, or grout lines where bacteria can harbor and potentially grow. This seamless structure also makes the floor easier to clean, which supports anti-microbial efforts.

    See our recommended Anti-Microbial Flooring.

  • MOISTURE RESISTANCE

    Urethane flooring is water resistant in that it is able to resist the penetration of water to some degree. Water-resistant urethane floors have properties that protect against water, but these floors are not waterproof (meaning impervious to water). Urethane floors will likely survive an encounter with water, but it will depend on the amount of water and how often the contact occurs.

    See our recommended Water-Resistant flooring

  • SUSTAINABILITY

    Floors can be considered eco-friendly based on the disposal of the materials upon replacement. Unlike many other flooring products, poured-in-place urethane floors are part of a building's structure and do not end up in landfills upon repair or replacement. Urethane flooring may also utilize rapidly renewable agro-based materials as well as recycled materials within their formulation.

    See our recommended Sustainable Flooring

  • LOW VOC FORMULA

    Urethane floors are available in low VOC options to improve indoor air quality during installation.

    See our recommended for Low-VOC Flooring.

     

  • SLIP RESISTANCE

    Slip-resistant flooring is designed with material properties to help reduce slipperiness and increase traction. Necessary for the protection of employees, customers, and visitors in both industrial and commercial facilities, slip-resistant floors come in a variety of finishes and textures specifically designed to reduce slippage on the flooring surface.

    See our recommended Slip-Resistant Flooring.


  • URETHANE FLOORING APPLICATIONS

    Commercial Flooring

    Hospitality - If you operate a hotel, restaurant, night club, or similar establishment, you know flooring selection matters. Seamless, stain and slip-resistant floors provide safety and long-lasting durability for front-of-the-house lobbies and restaurants; back-of-the-house commercial kitchens and mechanical rooms; and even outdoor applications like walkways, patios, and rooftop bars. Commercial urethane flooring offers a wide-range of color options and patterns for cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, fitness centers and more, while providing heavy-duty protection against thermal shock and cycling where floors are subject to hot water washdowns or high-temperature spills from kettles and other kitchen equipment. Urethane floors also withstand cleaning chemicals and organic acids.


    Transportation - Seamless urethane floors for airports, train stations, and bus terminals offer slip, stain, and impact resistance as well as easy maintenance. Commercial urethane floors stand up to all kinds of traffic, wheeled or foot, and offer a wide range of design options and long-lasting formulations.


    Education - Colleges and schools have many flooring requirements and must strike a balance between performance and design. With plenty of foot traffic from staff, faculty, and students, commercial urethane flooring is a smart option for facilities looking to achieve long-lasting, wear-resistant surfaces. Urethane floors also come in a variety of colors and patterns, with the ability to include custom logos. In addition, schools can benefit from noise reduction and comfort underfoot with these poured-in-place flooring systems. Urethane flooring is also ideal in areas like the cafeteria kitchen where it can provide protection from organic acids, chemical attack, and thermal shock and cycling.


    Retail - Retail locations have unique flooring requirements which demand a balance of design and functionality. Grocery stores, department stores, convenience stores, and other retail facilities require floors that create a welcoming environment while standing up to heavy traffic, spills, impact, and continuous cleaning. Commercial urethane floors offer a variety of design options and can provide resilience for comfort underfoot and noise reduction. Urethane flooring systems can be used in back-of-house spaces like bakeries, coolers, food preparation areas, and kitchen for protection against organic acids, cleaning formulas, and spills. They can also provide extraordinary design options in front customer-facing spaces.


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    Industrial Flooring

    Food & Beverage - Food and beverage manufacturers have unique challenges when it comes to floors. They can experience moisture, temperature extremes, chemical intensive cleaning, and traffic from carts, crates, forklifts and more. With inspections to pass, including USDAFDA, and OSHA, seamless, sanitary, easy-to-clean industrial urethane floors are the best option to meet requirements. HACCP-certified urethane flooring solutions have been verified as food safe and are ideal for bakeries, packaging plants, freezers & refrigeration, bottling areas, loading docks, and much more. Sanitary design should also include floors pitched to hygenic drains and ultra-durable wall protection.


    Pharmaceutical - Pharmaceutical areas such as processing, packaging, research labs, vivariums, washdown areas, tableting and more require high-performance urethane floors. Industrial urethane floors offer chemical, impact and abrasion resistance while meeting high design standards at the same time.


    Aerospace - Areas in Aerospace facilities like assembly lines, aircraft test cells, battery rooms, laboratories benefit from seamless, industrial urethane floors. While these flooring systems provide wear, abrasion, and chemical-resistance, they also offer antimicrobial protection, stain resistance, moisture resistance, and protection against thermal shock and cycling.


    General Manufacturing - When you require pure performance, we have the floors that deliver. Our seamless, impact, chemical, abrasion-resistant floors do the work of ten floors for manufacturing environments whether they're processing, packaging, warehouses, traffic aisles, battery storage or others. Industrial urethane floors offer the long-term protection that saves your manufacturing operation time and money.  Click here to watch our video on manufacturing floor solutions.


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URETHANE FLOOR INSTALLATION PROCESS
Our Process:

Stonhard is responsible for manufacturing and installing the materials to provide a finished floor. The details are important for a successful urethane floor installation.


Inspection and Testing

The area is inspected prior to installation to determine the right system required for the area and what testing is required. Based on the condition of the slab, use of the space, or age of the building, different tests may be required, such as Calcium Chloride or Relative Humidity testing to determine the moisture content of the slab or contamination. 


Substrate Preparation

Based on the information found from these tests and onsite visits, the proper preparation procedure is determined. This may include mechanical preparation with media blasting, diamond grinding, and removal by jack hammers and chipping guns. If slabs are determined to be contaminated with oils, de-greasing may be necessary to achieve proper adhesion. Preparation is the most important process to ensure there is a proper bond to the substrate.


Application

Installation of the system will vary depending on the specific system (broadcast, mortar, self leveler). The common installation procedures vary from screeding and troweling the material, squeegeeing and rolling the material, and broadcasting the material. All details, including waterproofing, cove base, penetrations, drains, etc., are discussed prior to installation. These will be handled properly to ensure a good quality urethane floor installation with professionally trained installation teams.

 

Cleaning and Maintenance:

Seamless urethane floors are known for their easy cleaning and maintenance procedures, however each environment has its own specific requirements and standards to meet. Stonhard Territory Managers work with customers directly to provide the right cleaning solution for the specific environment. In addition, Stonhard's division Stonkleen provides cleaning products that are tough on dirt and stains, easy to use, sustainable, and formulated to maintain Stonhard seamless flooring systems.

From the start of your project to its finish, from specifications and design to project management and final walkthrough, you work with us directly. Territory Managers, Project Engineers, Architectural/Engineer and Design Representatives, Construction Management teams and Installation and Application Crews work for you and with you. For nearly a century, we've been delivering a proven, single-source service, covering both your products and installation.


From the start of your project to its finish, from specifications and design to project management and final walkthrough, you work with us directly. Territory Managers, Project Engineers, Architectural/Engineer and Design Representatives, Construction Management teams and Installation and Application Crews work for you and with you. For nearly a century, we've been delivering a proven, single-source service, covering both your products and installation.


Our Process:

Stonhard is responsible for manufacturing and installing the materials to provide a finished floor. The details are important for a successful urethane floor installation.


Inspection and Testing

The area is inspected prior to installation to determine the right system required for the area and what testing is required. Based on the condition of the slab, use of the space, or age of the building, different tests may be required, such as Calcium Chloride or Relative Humidity testing to determine the moisture content of the slab or contamination. 


Substrate Preparation

Based on the information found from these tests and onsite visits, the proper preparation procedure is determined. This may include mechanical preparation with media blasting, diamond grinding, and removal by jack hammers and chipping guns. If slabs are determined to be contaminated with oils, de-greasing may be necessary to achieve proper adhesion. Preparation is the most important process to ensure there is a proper bond to the substrate.


Application

Installation of the system will vary depending on the specific system (broadcast, mortar, self leveler). The common installation procedures vary from screeding and troweling the material, squeegeeing and rolling the material, and broadcasting the material. All details, including waterproofing, cove base, penetrations, drains, etc., are discussed prior to installation. These will be handled properly to ensure a good quality urethane floor installation with professionally trained installation teams.

 

Cleaning and Maintenance:

Seamless urethane floors are known for their easy cleaning and maintenance procedures, however each environment has its own specific requirements and standards to meet. Stonhard Territory Managers work with customers directly to provide the right cleaning solution for the specific environment. In addition, Stonhard's division Stonkleen provides cleaning products that are tough on dirt and stains, easy to use, sustainable, and formulated to maintain Stonhard seamless flooring systems.

Case Studies

Product:

PepsiCo

This food & beverage facility trusted Stonhard to provide a quick, long-lasting solution for their major renovation.

Szarvasi Mozzarella

This cheese production facility required durable, sanitary floors that can withstand wet conditions.

Southern Foods

A state-of-the-art, USDA-grade food processing facility in need of high-performance, sanitary flooring turns to Stonhard to meet every challenge.

Wright Foods

Read why this state-of-the-art food processing company chose Stonclad UT urethane flooring.

Co May IMEXCO

High-performance urethane floors meet a food processor’s requirements for cold storage and saves money long-term.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

Craft brewers need long-lasting, easy-to-maintain floors that ensure proper drainage. Stonhard is the answer.

GlaxoSmithKline

Stonhard floors have been a part of numerous large pharma projects. Learn how we helped GSK.

Longmont United Hospital

Hospital upgrades from vinyl sheet flooring to seamless, stain-resistant, and sanitary urethane floors.

Commercial Bakery

Stonhard provides long-term floor solution for busy commercial bakery. Rapid installation to reduce downtime.

Hyatt Regency

Failing tile floors were a problem for this hotel. We installed the best floors for commercial kitchens.

Shearer's Foods

Plant floors, break room floors, and LEED points. Read how Stonhard exceeded this food company’s expectations.

Cold Spring Brewery

Stained and delaminated epoxy floors prevented this brewery from meeting its potential. See our solutions!

St. Mary's Medical Center

Surgical suite flooring installations are as vital as the floor itself. Read how we provide precision care!

John A. Burns Medical School - University of Hawaii

A unique cafeteria floor for a top-notch medical school. Read about the many benefits of RTZ!

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Stonhard provides state-of-the-art flooring solutions for a commercial kitchen at Los Angeles culinary school.

Tyne & Wear UK Metro Stations

Stonres RTZ was installed right over an existing train station terrazzo floor. Learn more and see the results!

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Stonhard commercial flooring for healthcare facilities solve issues ranging from hygiene to decorative design to conductive for AGVs.

Huntsville Hospital

Vinyl tile didn’t last in this ER. Our urethane floors gave this hospital the best in durability and design.

District 9 Medical Examiner's Office

Morgue floors are heavy-duty environments. Superior seamless floors are vital to their operations. Ask Dr. G.!

Fusion Solutions

A laboratory learning environment for healthcare used Stonhard epoxy floors to create a world-class facility.

Coronado Brewery

Brewery floors face harsh conditions. See why an award-winning brewery chose Stonclad UT seamless flooring.

Madison Square Garden

Only the best floors for the world's most famous arena! Read how we helped transform Madison Square Garden.

El Paso County Criminal Justice Center

A tile and grout floor became a problem in this county jail kitchen. Stonhard had a lasting solution.

FlyOver Las Vegas

Stonhard brand, Liquid Elements, provides custom floors for the front, while Stonhard urethane floors protect and perform behind the bar.

JR Simplot

Fast install. Tough floors. A potato processing plant needed top-notch industrial floors. We had the solution.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Stadiums need the best in flooring. Stonhard applies nearly a century of know-how to major projects globally.

MSPCA Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center

Our floors are easy to clean and highly durable for kennels, vets offices, even zoos! Rapid install, low odor.

Cook Children's Medical Center

A hospital wanted child-friendly floor designs, but high-performance. Our resinous flooring offered it all.

Cedar Springs Middle School

Innovative design for cafeteria floors and bathrooms. Read how Stonhard modernized this middle school.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Janelia Farms Research Campus

From vivariums to corridors, we provided the best flooring solutions.

Crozer Chester Medical Center

A poured-in-place urethane mortar system provides weldless, long-lasting, stain-resistant floors for this OR.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

This school required colorful, quiet and easy-to-maintain corridor floors. Stonhard made it possible!

VA Medical Center

Read about how this Medical Center's floors met hospital requirements through Stonhard seamless floors.

Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum

Seamless, resilient floors in custom colors installed ahead of schedule? Yes! That’s The Stonhard Difference.

Coppin State University

A decorative, stain-resistant floor installed quickly? That's what this university got with Stonhard.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

See how Stonhard’s stylized, seamless floors rock Cleveland’s renowned music museum.

Medical Center of Central Georgia

Stonhard creates a soothing environment for the patients & staff of this medical center.

Food Manufacturer

A floor renovation takes more than just installing a new floor, it requires evaluating and solving underlying issues.

From The Blog

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Both epoxy and urethane floors are durable and attractive, so you may be asking yourself, “Which one do I need?” In this post, we’ll help you understand the differences and guide you in the direction of the right flooring solution for your space.

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Sanitary Flooring for Food & Beverage Companies

How do you meet hygienic standards in your food manufacturing facility, brewery, bottling line, or commercial kitchen? Stonhard addresses your concerns and explains the best solutions.

Top 6 Stonhard Products for the Healthcare Industry

In this article, we’ve put together a list of our “Top 6” solutions for healthcare facilities, complete with the benefits they offer for specific areas within your hospital or medical center.

Floor Solutions for Educational Facilities

There are numerous considerations when selecting a floor for your school, college campus, training center, or academy. Safety, cleaning and maintenance, durability, comfort, acoustics, and stain resistance are just a few, not to mention attractive design. Learn how Stonhard helps you determine the right floor for your space.

An Introduction to Poured Flooring

Poured floors are suitable for both industrial and commercial use. By installing a poured floor you can achieve a number of performance benefits otherwise not available with traditional flooring and have an attractive aesthetic that can be customized for your facility. Learn about the three types of poured flooring and the areas they benefit.

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