What is Polyurea?
Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s and is one of the most environmentally stable man-made materials on the planet. It was inspired by the desire to create a synthetic polymer that was less sensitive to moisture. Water is the most destructive element to structures of all types around the world. Unlike some other decorative surface materials like wood, polyurea is 100% waterproof and its advantages don’t stop there.
Let’s take a closer look – polyurea is a material that falls into the large material category of polymers. Polymers are any substance, natural or man-made, made up of a large number of smaller molecules that link together to form larger molecules, thereby creating a more stable and durable material.
An example of a synthetic polymer, you’re well aware of, is plastic. An example of a natural polymer you’re also familiar with is rubber. Polyurea is considered a synthetic polymer and it has several unique protective advantages compared to all other polymers including other synthetics. This makes it the perfect decorative surface material component, and the top choice for our manufacturing process.