Epoxy Mortar and Urethane Mortar

What are the Epoxy Mortars & Urethane Mortars Floor Systems?

Epoxy Mortar is a heavy duty, troweled floor topping that can be used to patch or resurface concrete, metal, and wood floors. It is composed of a unique blend of aggregates and polymer resins. The product offers superior durability and resistance to heavy traffic.

Epoxy Mortars also withstand the abuse of a wide range of chemicals, acids, alkalies, fatty greases, salts, and solvents. The product can be troweled directly onto the floor without prior application of a bonding agent and it can also be used to repair holes and complete other patch jobs.

Urethane Mortar/Slurry is a three component urethane mortar/slurry that has outstanding wear performance and can withstand higher heat exposures than typical unmodified urethanes.

Urethane Mortars have good thermal shock capabilities and are a good choice for hot wash down areas. They are durable enough to withstand heavy and abusive service.

This product is recommended for resurfacing areas where a durable shock resistant surface is needed. The product can be applied as a stand alone or as part of a broadcast system consisting of an industrial sand and novolac topcoat.

What are the Benefits and Typical Applications?


  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Extremely durable
  • Resistant to heavy traffic
  • Several formulations available
  • Available in several colors
  • Highly chemical resistant

Typical Applications:

  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy traffic areas
  • Forklift traffic
  • Food & dairy industry
  • Paper & pulp industry
  • Cold storage areas
  • Commercial restaurant
  • Chemical storage facility

Epoxy flooring had been the “go to” product for many decades due to the low cost, widespread availability, and very good all-around performance. Urethane mortar flooring is now “taking up the slack”, in areas where thermal shock is common and industries where epoxy typically fails.

Advance Industrial Coatings is a value added flooring company. We provide all of the following:

  • Thorough analysis of your new or existing floor area.
  • Selection of the appropriate epoxy or urethane mortar system.
  • Skill of application with our own company crews installation.
  • Single source warranty.

What is Thermal shock?

Thermal shock to a floor system occurs when a liquid comes in contact with the floor where there is a large temperature gradient and the resulting stress may damage the floor. Example: cleaning a very cold floor with a steam generator

Urethane mortars can withstand the stress of thermal shock far better than concrete and typical epoxy systems.

What is the typical thickness of a mortar system?

Minimal thickness is often 1/8″, but 1/4″ is typical of urethane and epoxy mortar systems. Some systems can also be installed as a slurry/broadcast system and can be gauged thinner than 1/4″.

Are Mortar Systems more costly than traditional epoxies?

Yes. Epoxy and urethane mortar does cost more and is placed at a much thicker film thickness than traditional epoxies and urethanes. The labor cost to install is higher too.