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What is PU flooring?

Polyurethane Floors are the alternative to epoxy flooring.  Polyurethane made of mixing thermosetting and polymer coating. Being strong, durable and long life durability Pu floor suitable for high traffic area. Most used polyurethane are roller and squeegee  apply floor coatings.

Epoxy VS PU Flooring:

  • Difference between epoxy and polyurethane is harder  and another chemical used in epoxy flooring but PU flooring is more durable and shiny than epoxy floors.
  • PU coatings and self-levelling materials are moisture resistance. So perfect for food manufacture company, hospitals, industrial and other high footsteps area,
  • When PU flooring vs Epoxy flooring PU is sensitive to fire but not as much as PU flooring materials.
  • Another comparison is PU flooring materials cure faster than epoxy flooring materials. So you can complete project within few days. Experienced applicators required for applying PU flooring materials otherwise you can't get desire flooring.
  • Epoxy flooring materials are also slightly less expensive than PU flooring material and application cost also less.

Why choose polyurethane floor? 

Polyurethane floor can be installed on concrete layer without damaging surface. Like epoxy floor it's resist moisture and waterproof. Suitable for heavy duty area, not create any scratch while moving heavy vehicle. Like epoxy floor polyurethane floor mostly used in large area surface like factory, warehouse, hospital. Most of the users think epoxy and polyurethane are the same chemical solution. But there are some difference between Epoxy and Polyurethane floor. For knowing details about epoxy floor see here.

Advantage of polyurethane floor:

  • Easy to install
  • Long life durability
  • High temperature resistance
  • Waterproof
  • Stress and wear resistance
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Easy to maintained
  • Virtually seamless
  • Affordable cost

How to clean wood floors before polyurethane?

Wood floors are attractive, durable and should be maintained properly. Wood floor damage for standing water and moisture. To protect wood floor from damage clear color polyurethane coating is added. Clear color polyurethane coating protect floor from cracks, moisture and other wear and tear. Before applying Polyurethane over wood you should clean floor properly following below tips. 

Things You'll Need

  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop
  • Water
  • White vinegar

Remove large debris:

Remove all paper, leaf and large debris from floor.  Use broom to remove rest of the messy for removing  fine dust use vacuum cleaner. Use vacuum cleaner without beater bar otherwise floor will scratch.

Prepare a liquid solution:

Now prepare a liquid solution with 1 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon warm water. Wear hand gloves before prepare this solution, using mixture stick mix this solution.

Apply on floor:

Take mop and dip on bucket now gently wipe floor. Start mopping from corner to middle of the room. Wait few minutes to sit solution then mop floor with clean water.

Let finish:

Allow air dry floor, now your floor is ready for applying Polyurethane.

How to fix peeling polyurethane on hardwood floors?

Polyurethane peel is very common incident for hardwood floor just after refinishing the floor. Before fix peeling problem you should know actual cause for peeling. If you apply Polyurethane on old hardwood floor moisture will be cause for peeling. So you should repair or replace subfloor of existing hardwood floor. After that remove loosen peeling from hardwood floor, than apply clear color Polyurethane coating on floor. After drying first coating then apply second and third coating. Now enjoy fresh and new look polyurethane on hardwood floors.

When can you walk on polyurethane wood floors?

After installing polyurethane on wood floors you may have question how long before i can walk on polyurethane floors?  You can walk on polyurethane wood floors after 24 hours. However, you should not peel off the top layer during installation. Early walking after installing can lead to more floor repairs needed in the future. Wait 24 hours before you can walk on the floors, you can't walk before 48 hours with shoes. It's better if you avoid walking on the floors when they are wet. Walking on polyurethane floors when they are wet may cause foot slip.

Can i polyurethane over laminate flooring?

Common question about laminate flooring can you use polyurethane on laminate floors? You can polyurethane over laminate flooring. If moisture goes inside the laminate floor, it may expand and mildew will grow. Apply polyurethane coating over floor prevent moisture. However, we recommend to use a 2 mm thick of polyurethane over laminate flooring. This is to prevent floor from damage when you walk over it. Now you know can you polyurethane laminate flooring in details.

Can i use polyurethane on vinyl floor?

It's very common questions can you polyurethane over vinyl flooring or can polyurethane be applied over vinyl flooring? Polyurethane coating can be used to protect vinyl floors. You can apply a 2 mm thick of polyurethane coating over vinyl floors and it will work well. Vinyl floor may expand if moisture touches them, and 2mm is enough to prevent moisture from touching the floors.

Can you paint over polyurethane floors?

Yes, you can paint over polyurethane or varnish but you should properly prepare the surface. Paint not stick to polyurethane but sometimes the paint can peel off. If you properly prepare the polyurethane surface paint not peel off.

Can you polyurethane engineered wood floors?

Polyurethane coating easy to apply and cure rapidly. You can apply polyurethane coating to over engineered wood floors. Polyurethane coating is a better option to seal engineered wood floors than varnishing them.

Can you wax over polyurethane?

No, you shouldn’t apply wax over polyurethane floor. Polyurethane protect floor water damage, moisture and standing water. So polyurethane  no require any kinds of wax, on the other hand waxing make floor non slippery. But polyurethane is non slippery itself, so safe for wet surface. If you do waxing over polyurethane  at your own risk wax will turns yellow after some days. So if anyone ask you can you wax polyurethane floors say that person about risk of waxing.

Do you have to sand floors before polyurethane?

Yes, before repairing or change the color of existing floors, try to fully sand and refinish the existing floors.  If you not properly sand the old floors, the old stain won’t properly penetrate the floor. For this reason sometimes polyurethane not adhere properly with existing floor.

Do you have to sand floors between coats of polyurethane?

You should always sand floors between coats of polyurethane. Specially when you apply oil-based polyurethane on existing floors. You not need to sand between coats when apply water-based polyurethane on floor. Sanding save floor from bubbles, fine dust and lint. For better result see manual paper before applying polyurethane over floor.

Do you have to sand hardwood floors before polyurethane?

Yes.  before repairing or change the color of existing hardwood floors, try to fully sand and refinish the existing hardwood floors.  If you not properly sand the hardwood floors, the old stain won’t properly penetrate the floor. For this reason sometimes polyurethane not adhere properly with hardwood floor.

How do you remove polyurethane from hardwood floors?

Before removing polyurethane from floor you need below tools:
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Hand gloves
  • Clean cloth
  • Tape water
  • Chemical thinner
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Soft clothes
  • Plastic scraper
  • Metal Brush
  • Paintbrush
  • Safety glasses

Wear protective gear:

Before staring polyurethane removal task  wear hand gloves, safety glasses, protective clothing and safety apron safe your cloth from dirty.

Sweep floor:

Take a broom and dustpan to sweep floor. Collect dust and trash them, for removing fine dust you may use vacuum cleaner.

Wet mop floor:

Take one gallon of water and mix few drops of liquid dish soap. Mix them properly mop floor with this solution. For removing oil-based polyurethane mop floor frequently with hot water solution. Because oil based composition will break down for hot water.

Apply paint stripper:

Now apply paint stripper break down the polyurethane coating. After applying paint stripper over floor soak floor few minutes. For better result follow manufacturer instructions.

How many coats of polyurethane on wood floors?

We recommend apply least 2 coats of oil based polyurethane over wood flooring.  You may use extra coats for better protection but not apply more than one coat per day. Wait 24 hours to dry first coating, open window and door for better ventilation.

How many coats of polyurethane for hardwood floors?

We recommend apply least 2 coats of oil based polyurethane over hardwood flooring.  You may use extra coats for better protection but not apply more than one coat per day. Wait 24 hours to dry first coating, open window and door for better ventilation.

How to remove polyurethane from wood floors?

Before removing polyurethane from wood floor you need below tools:
  • Hand gloves
  • Clean cloth
  • Tape water
  • Chemical thinner
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Soft clothes
  • Plastic scraper
  • Metal Brush
  • Paintbrush
  • Safety glasses

Wear protective gear:

Before staring polyurethane removal task  from wood floor wear hand gloves, safety glasses, protective clothing and safety apron safe your cloth from dirty.

Sweep floor:

Take a broom and dustpan to sweep floor. Collect dust and trash them, for removing fine dust you may use vacuum cleaner.

Wet mop floor:

Take one gallon of water and mix few drops of liquid dish soap. Mix them properly mop floor with this solution. For removing oil-based polyurethane mop floor frequently with hot water solution. Because oil based composition will break down for hot water.

Apply paint stripper:

Now apply paint stripper break down the polyurethane coating. After applying paint stripper over floor soak floor few minutes. For better result follow manufacturer instructions.

How many coats of polyurethane on floor?

Apply least 2 coats of oil based polyurethane over wood flooring. For better protection apply extra coating but don't use more than  one coat per day. Wait 24 hours to dry first coating, use ocillating fan for better airflow.

How to clean water-based polyurethane hardwood floors?

Our experienced engineer recommend  clean floor with half cup of vinegar and one gallon of water. This solution removes sticky stain and grime without damaging floor. Commercial waterless cleaner also safe for cleaning water-based polyurethane hardwood floors.

How long to wait after polyurethane floors??

You can walk on polyurethane floors after 24 hours. However, you should not peel off the top layer during installation. Early walking after installing can lead to more floor repairs needed in the future. Wait 24 hours before you can walk on the floors, you can't walk before 48 hours with shoes. It's better if you avoid walking on the floors when they are wet. Walking on polyurethane floors when they are wet may cause foot slip.

Is polyurethane floor finish toxic?

No, polyurethane is not toxic after fully dried. However, it is always best to use it in a well-ventilated space. Polyurethane is not flammable and release harmful air pollutants after installing.

Is two coats of polyurethane enough on hardwood floors?

Yes, two coats of polyurethane enough on hardwood floors. Our engineer recommend apply least 2 coats of oil based polyurethane over hardwood flooring.  You may use extra coats for better protection but not apply more than one coat per day. Wait 24 hours to dry first coating, open window and door for better ventilation.

Is water based or oil based polyurethane better for floors?

Yes, water based or oil based polyurethane better for floors. Oil based polyurethane is thicker layer of coating  protection for your floors floor wet damage.  Normally 3 coats of oil based polyurethane better for floor.

Should i sand between coats of polyurethane on hardwood floors?

Yes, you should sand between coats of polyurethane on hardwood floors. Specially when you apply oil-based polyurethane on existing floors. You not need to sand between coats when apply water-based polyurethane on floor. Sanding save floor from bubbles, fine dust and lint. For better result see manual paper before applying polyurethane over floor.

Can you put polyurethane over laminate wood flooring?

Yes, you can put polyurethane over laminate wood flooring. Polyurethane over laminate wood flooring safe floor from damp, mold, wear and tear. Polyurethane over laminate wood flooring increase wood floor lifespan. If polyurethane peel off don't need to repaid whole floor just repair affected area.

Do you buff hardwood floors after polyurethane?

Give polyurethane finish a good buffing with a new 180 or 220 grit screen otherwise floor will be not  strong enough. Buffing remove different marks from floor like brush marks, lap marks and bubbles.

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