In a saturated market of commercial flooring, how do you know which one is right for your facility? For example, two popular options are Urethane and Polished Concrete. On the surface, both offer the durability and reliability needed, but what distinguishes one from another?
High-traffic areas are prone to damage and erosion. Constant foot motion, machinery tread, and harsh cleaning solvents are to blame. So which system will withstand such stressors and win out to become your next floor? Before you cast your ballot, take a look at the benefits of each to help you decide what the right solution is for your facility.
Urethane floors are engineered to withstand stringent conditions. They are easily maintained and provide a seamless surface that offers a higher degree of safety for high-traffic areas. This type of unified system also prevents the growth of bacteria from forming underneath flooring. A seamless surface discourages chemical and water intrusion which can attack a concrete flooring substrate.
Polished Concrete flooring is a multi-step grinding and polishing process that offers a longer life span, low maintenance and chemical resistant commercial flooring solution. A top layer of water proofing is available to inhibit moisture and reduce the occurrence of bacterial contaminant or mold. With an abundance of design options, polished concrete can be stained in different colors and stenciled with graphics or decorative engraving to add a personal touch to your flooring system.
Both urethane flooring and polished concrete offer durable and water-resistant solutions that are appealing for high-traffic area. Urethane’s seamless options are advantageous for food and beverage industries, as well as hospitals, home care, and pharmaceutical facilities. Concrete options appear to be the flooring system of choice for commercial property common areas such as lobbies and retail spaces, as well as gyms and offices.
When it’s time to make a case for a new, high-traffic commercial flooring, it comes down to what type of facility you are fitting, the surface impact, and conditions that will exist. Design implications may or may not be a factor but could influence your decision.
Talk to Black Bear Coatings & Concrete for high-traffic, commercial flooring solutions that will last longer, and provide the safety and durability your facility needs. We would be happy to discuss what solution would best fit your needs. We have years of experience working with industry leaders in a variety of sectors. Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success.
Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.
With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.
Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.
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