Lakeside Painting has been one of the leading experts in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area in applying cementitious urethane floor coatings. Read on to find out more about cementitious urethane floor coatings, where and how it is applied, and if it’s right for your facility.

What is Cementitious Urethane?

Also known as “urethane concrete” or “urethane mortar,” cementitious urethane is a floor coating. It was originally intended to be used in the food and beverage industry and was created to withstand daily wash downs and thermal shock. Cementitious urethane is composed of Portland cement, water, aggregate, and other fine materials. It is one of the most stable, reliable, and long-lasting floor systems available to the food industry. The professionals at Lakeside Painting have decades of experience installing these floor systems for our food manufacturing and distributing customers.

What are the Benefits of Cementitious Urethane Floor Coatings?

Impervious to Liquid

In the food and beverage industry, sanitation is of the utmost importance. That’s why cementitious urethane coatings are so popular. This floor system is impervious to water and other liquids – a necessity in an industry where daily wash downs are crucial. Additionally, since the coating does not allow water to penetrate, you don’t have to worry about mildew and mold forming within the floor. And even when these floors are wet, they are relatively skid and slip resistant. That’s because the entire surface of the floor is impregnated with hard-wearing aggregate.

Seamless Application

Seams, such as those created when installing tile, can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Similarly, they increase the likelihood of harmful chemicals getting trapped within the seams. Cementitious urethane is advantageous because it can be applied without seams. Cementitious urethane mortars can also be used over concrete, brick, or tile.

Thermal Stability

To preserve the freshness of their products, many food and beverage production facilities operate in extreme temperatures. Additionally, most food service industries use scalding water or steam to clean their facilities. Cementitious urethane floor coating can withstand extreme temperature swings. Urethanes can expand and contract without the risk of buckling, bending, or cracking.


Some urethane products are made from renewable plant-based oils and without heavy metals, formaldehyde, or other chemicals. They are also approved as safe by the USDA, FDA, and OSHA.

Fast Return to Service

We know that in a fast-paced industrial setting, time is of the essence – both to secure profits and meet deadlines. That’s another reason why cementitious urethane floor systems are so appealing. The urethane cures quickly. The entire re-coat and cure time are shorter than those associated with epoxy floor coatings.


Commercial kitchens are a popular location for cementitious urethane flooring. These floors are exposed to punishment from harsh chemicals and abuse from dropped pots, steel parts, and utensils. Cementitious urethane floors handle scraping and scratching a lot better than epoxy, acrylic, and other high performance coatings. They are also beneficial in settings where steel wheels are used.

There are countless benefits associated with applying a cementitious urethane floor coating in your facility. Join the many utterly satisfied customers, and trust the decades of experience at Lakeside Painting.

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