Epoxy and PU Flooring

Generally, a polyurethane floor coating is highly flexible and elastic, while epoxy flooring is harder and more brittle. This makes polyurethane coatings more resistant to scratches and similar damage and is why you’ll often find urethane resin floors in heavy traffic areas – such as multi-store car parks.

These industries often require operations that involve heavy vehicle movements like the use of forklifts and thus, epoxy floor coatings are considered as they are harder, providing higher durability and compressive strength. Epoxy flooring is also the preferred choice if it will be potentially exposed to battery acid.

PU flooring, on the other hand, is more flexible and therefore, more scratch-resistant. It is a good choice for areas such as multi-store car parks as the flexibility of polyurethane floor coating can also act as a waterproofing layer to prevent concrete (substrate) cracks to move through the coating and appear on the surface.