Epoxy Vs Polyurethane Resin: Advantages

In our documentary on resin floor, here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of an epoxy resin. Generally, this kind of flooring is used to cover a warehouse or large spaces.

But recently, it seems that individuals also want to take advantage of and use this kind of resin to decorate their floor. If all the resins for industrial floors are known to consist of two components (resin and hardener), these properties can be adapted to the characteristics of each environment.

There are, therefore, two types of resins on the market, epoxy resins, as well as polyurethane resins. Below, we will talk about these types of resins:

  1. Epoxy Resin

Let’s start with epoxy resin, which is considered by professionals to be the benchmark for resins for industrial floors. First of all, it has excellent mechanical resistance and very great possibilities in terms of personalization, by adding color pigments which can give rise to a color chart.

Its main component is bisphenol A, which can sometimes be combined with bisphenol F to obtain better resistance. As for hardeners, the most used now is undoubtedly the cyclo aliphatic amine.

You will also have the choice between 3 forms of epoxy resins according to their application and their thickness which will be water-based, the solvent, as well as the 100% solid base which is the thickest. This resin (เร ซิ่น, which is the term in Thai) is presented as the reference for an industrial floor since it has excellent adhesion to your support as well as very good chemical and mechanical resistance.

  1. Polyurethane Resin

Now let’s go to your second choice, which is going to be polyurethane resin, which they are presented as more flexible and more versatile. Admittedly, this is a less economical solution, but one which will have the advantage of presenting greater versatility to respond to your various problems that you may encounter with your industrial soil.

Its base is therefore composed of polyols or synthetic polyalcohol, a polyether skeleton and a hardener called isocyanate, which is the most common on the market and very common in the industrial sectors.

Its main advantage will be to offer you a more flexible floor, but while remaining hard thanks to the resin. It will, therefore, be suitable for industrial floors as well as sports grounds thanks to its resistance to shocks and cracks in time.

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