A Urethane Mortar System Is the Secondary Containment Solution You Need
A&K Painting
May 13, 2021

Floor coatings are standard in industrial facilities of all types, but urethane mortar systems are becoming an increasingly popular flooring choice—especially for facilities that see significant temperature fluctuations and heavy use. Because urethane mortar systems are so tough and versatile, they are well-suited for a variety of applications, such as secondary containment, in a range of industrial facilities, including:

  • Wastewater treatment facilities
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Dairy plants
  • Meat and poultry plants
  • Pulp and paper plants
  • Sugar processing plants
    On a smaller scale, urethane mortar systems make good flooring options for the following areas where durability and containment are priorities:

    • Cage wash areas
    • Commercial kitchens
    • Restrooms and concession stands
    • Walk-in coolers
    • Walk-through autoclaves

    How Urethane Mortar Systems Work and Why Your Facility Needs Them

    Urethane mortar, commonly referred to as urethane concrete or cementitious urethane, can be installed directly on top of uncured concrete in both cold and humid environments without concern for residual moisture. It doesn’t always require the use of a primer or a top coat, though your industrial contractor might recommend one or both depending on the environment, specific floor system, and intended daily use.

    The additives in urethane mortar make it an exceptional flooring choice for secondary containment areas. It can protect concrete, wood, and steel substrate from thermal shock (from -330°F to +240°F), impact, corrosion, and chemical attacks and abrasions from organic and inorganic alkalis, solvents, and acids.

    Secondary containment is a priority for most industrial facilities. Using subpar flooring for these areas can result in:

    • Contaminated work areas
    • Slowed or stopped production
    • Damaged materials and equipment
    • Hazards to your workers
    • Expensive repairs and replacements

    Don’t risk the safety of your employees or your facility. Choose a secondary containment flooring system designed to withstand almost any conditions.

    Benefits of Using Urethane Mortar Systems

    Urethane mortar flooring systems come with more benefits than their durability. Because they’re virtually seamless, free of grout lines, and made of nonporous material, they are far easier to keep clean and maintain than other common flooring systems.

    Urethane mortar systems are also USDA compliant. Because they inhibit the growth of microbes and potentially harmful bacteria, they meet USDA sanitation requirements. This makes them a superior flooring option for all types of food processing plants and commercial kitchens.

    Thanks to this flooring system’s durability, maintenance is rarely an issue. However, if repairs are ever necessary, the process is simple and quick, so you can return to service faster. Just give your contractor a call to get the process underway.

    Is a Urethane Mortar Flooring System Right for You?

    A&K Painting offers a variety of industrial flooring solutions, but urethane mortar systems are one of the most popular options with our clients. Reach out to us today to discuss your facility’s specific needs and requirements, and we’ll start working on a personalized recommendation.

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