Modern shipbuilding and refitting strive for sustainable, efficient, and safe solutions. An essential aspect of the interior element of ships is the floor finish. Polyurethane (PU) resin floors offer many advantageous features for ships. Why is this type of flooring so popular in the maritime industry?
Features of a PU resin floor
Polyurethane resin floors are smooth and seamless and offer a waterproof solution, including covings. Unlike hard epoxy floors, they are soft, permanently elastic and crack bridging.
PU resin floors on ships offer many durability benefits. They are easy to maintain, which ensures a longer lifespan and lower maintenance costs in the long run. They can withstand the heavy loads and wear and tear that ships experience daily. The floors resist scratches, stains, and chemicals, retaining their beautiful appearance even when used intensively. In addition, these floors contain no VOC, which means fewer toxic substances are released into the air and fewer pollutants that might end up in groundwater or landfills.
Safety benefits of PU
Safety is of great importance in the maritime industry. PU resin floors contribute to safety on board of ships. These floors have excellent non-slip properties, especially in wet conditions. This is crucial in environments where water and oil may be present, such as galleys and wet areas. Reducing the risk of slips and falls protects crew members and passengers.
More comfort on board
Besides durability and safety, PU resin floors increase comfort on board of ships. The floor has excellent thermal insulation properties, stabilizing the temperature on board.
In addition, PU resin floors offer sound insulation benefits. They reduce impact noise levels and prevent sound from spreading, which is important in areas where silence and tranquility are essential. Examples include cabins and meeting rooms. Reducing noise pollution and stabilizing the temperature contribute to the well-being of passengers and crew on board.
Aesthetics and design possibilities
PU resin floors can bring aesthetics to your interior. They are available in a variety of colors and finishes. Specific tailor-made designs are possible, and logos and signs can be easily applied, giving you plenty of choices to create an interior that matches your ship’s style and image. Whether it is a luxury yacht or a cruise ship, PU resin floors work anywhere.
Possibilities of a PU resin floor
Need help choosing a PU resin floor for your ship or want to discuss the possibilities? Our flooring specialists will happily look into the matter with you and provide appropriate and personalized advice. Please get in touch with us for more information.