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
- Heavy traffic areas
- Forklift traffic
- Food & dairy industry
- Paper & pulp industry
- Cold storage areas
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.