Polymer poured floor is one of the modern and long-ranged types of concrete floor coatings that finds wide sphere of application.
Polymer poured floor is a present-day floor coating, supplied in liquid state and, as a rule, made of two-component mixture. Polymer floors provide solid protection of concrete coating from production and operational loads, they also provide concrete with high decorative properties.
Polymer poured floor types
Epoxide poured floors are the most hard of all polymer floor coating types. Epoxide floors have high chemical resistance, good ultraviolet resistance, they are less exigent to construction conditions.
Polyurethane poured floors – hard elastic or elastic poured floor coating systems, they can bridge cracks in foundation, they are shock- and vibrational-load-resistant. Polyurethane floors have high level of wearability and good level of chemical-resistance to aggressive environment action, they are more exigent to construction conditions than epoxide ones.
Methyl methacrylate floors are the most fast-curing ones. In comparison to other types of polymer poured floors, methyl methacrylate ones have an amazing advantage – fast development strength and introduction into service, they resist thermal stresses and chemical compounds well, also they are extremely exigent to workforce quality when applying poured floor.
Polymer poured floors has a number of advantages in comparison to other types of concrete floor coating:
solidity, seamlessness, planeness: polymer floor is jointless, there is no cracks and pockets unlike concrete floor or tile. It is completely smooth, plain and totally enclosed. The material holds humidity out of the concrete floor;
chemical resistance: polymer-based coatings have enhanced aggressive chemical compounds, cleansing agents, grease alkalis, acids, solvents resistance;
elasticity, vibrational- and shock-load resistance: polymer floor is characterized by enhanced elasticity. Such floor can be operated with steady-state vibration, it also stands shock-loads. When shocking, the pressure disperses all over the coating surface, that prevents the destruction of the surface itself and of concrete foundation;
wearability: polymer floors differ for their high wearability level, also for their abrasion resistance that happens as a result of studded snow tires abrasion, of grain and small trash ingress;
fire safety: polymer floor is a low-flammable material that doesn’t cause inflammation when burning. If a metallic object falls down on it, it won’t cause any sparks, that is more popular for petroleum refinery and other explosive industries.