PU cast floor (polyurethane floor)

  • Publicatie datum January 30, 2024
  • Auteur Joost van Hulst
  • Laatst aangepast January 30, 2024
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A PU cast floor is a type of plastic floor that consists of a layer of polyurethane that is poured over an existing surface. It has a seamless, sleek and modern look that is suitable for different types of spaces, both residential and commercial.

On this page we explain what a PU cast floor is, what the advantages and disadvantages are, what the costs are and why you should choose a PU floor for your company. We will also tell you how you can have a PU cast floor installed by ICM Projects, the expert in the field of (PU) cast floors.

What is a PU cast floor?

A PU cast floor is a floor that consists of a layer of polyurethane (PU), a plastic material obtained by the reaction of two components: a resin and a hardener. Polyurethane is an elastic and flexible material that adapts well to the surface and fills any cracks or irregularities.

Polyurethane floors are applied by pouring the mixture of resin and hardener over the surface and then spreading it with a trowel or roller. A polyurethane floor usually has a thickness of 2 to 4 millimeters.

Properties of a PU floor

A PU floor has various properties that make it an attractive choice for many applications. It has, among others, the following features:

  • Seamless: The floor is laid without seams, which provides a sleek and modern look.
  • Elastic: The floor is resilient and comfortable to walk on, which puts less strain on the joints.
  • Wear-resistant: PU cast floors can take a beating and are resistant to intensive use.
  • Easy to maintain: The floor is easy to clean and requires little maintenance.
  • Liquid-tight: A PU cast floor is resistant to liquids and is therefore suitable for areas where spills may occur.

Advantages of a PU cast floor

Choosing a PU cast floor has several advantages for companies:

  • Durability: A PU cast floor has a long lifespan, making it a cost-effective solution in the long term.
  • Aesthetically attractive: the sleek and modern appearance of a PU cast floor contributes to a professional appearance of the business premises.
  • Safety: The anti-slip properties of PU cast floors minimize the risk of slipping, which promotes the safety of employees.
  • Customization: PU cast floors are available in various colors and finishes, making them a perfect match for the company’s corporate identity.

Disadvantages of a PU cast floor

Although PU cast floors offer many advantages, there are also some disadvantages to consider:

  • Price: The initial investment for a PU cast floor may be higher than some other floor coverings.
  • Curing time: After pouring, the floor needs time to fully cure, which can take several days.
  • Professional installation required: It is essential that a PU cast floor is installed by experienced professionals for optimal results.

How much does a PU cast floor cost?

The costs of a PU cast floor depend on various factors, such as the size, quality, color and finish of the floor. The condition of the subsurface, preparation and labor costs also play a role.

In general, you can count on a price between €60 and €120 per square meter for a polyurethane cast floor. The larger the surface area, the lower the price per square meter. For an exact quote, you can request a free, no-obligation quote.

Which factors determine the price of a polyurethane cast floor?

The price of a polyurethane cast floor is determined by the following factors:

SizeThe larger the area you want to cover with a PU cast floor, the lower the price per square meter. This is because less material and labor are required per square meter.
QualityThe higher the quality of the polyurethane used for the PU cast floor, the higher the price. Higher quality means better durability, appearance and comfort.
ColourThe more colors you want to use for your PU cast floor, the higher the price. This is because more material and labor is required to mix and apply different colors.
FinishThe more finish you want to add to your PU cast floor, such as gloss, concrete look or metallic, the higher the price. This is because more material and labor is required to create these effects.
SubstrateThe better the condition of the surface on which you want to apply a PU cast floor, the lower the price. This is because less preparation is needed to make the surface smooth and clean.
PreparationThe more preparation required to prepare the surface for a PU cast floor, such as removing old floors, repairing cracks or leveling unevenness, the higher the price. This is because more material and labor are required to carry out these activities.
Labour costsThe more labor costs are charged by the company you hire to install a PU cast floor, the higher the price. This depends on the hourly rate, experience and quality of the company.

Why choose a PU floor for your company?

PU floors offer various advantages that are specifically suitable for business environments. Here are some reasons to choose a polyurethane cast floor for your company:

  • Durability and long service life.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Safety and comfort for employees.
  • Possibility of customization and adaptation to corporate identity.

For which commercial applications are polyurethane floors suitable?

Polyurethane floors are suitable for a wide range of commercial applications, thanks to their versatility, durability and quality. Below we give some examples of business sectors where PU cast floors are widely used:


PU floors are an ideal choice for offices, because they create a comfortable, quiet and representative working environment. Moreover, they can be effortlessly combined with other interior elements, such as furniture, walls and lighting.


For warehouse floors, polyurethane floors are the perfect solution, as they can withstand heavy loads, intensive use and wear. They are also waterproof, anti-slip and anti-static, which further increases safety and efficiency.


Workshops benefit from polyurethane floors, which effortlessly resist heat, chemicals, oil and grease. In addition, they are easy to clean and disinfect, ensuring the hygiene and quality of the room.

Project halls

Polyurethane floors are ideal for project halls because they offer a spacious and seamless surface that is ideal for various projects, such as exhibitions, events and presentations. Moreover, they are colorful, shiny and attractive, which will immediately draw attention to the production floor in the project hall.

Have a PU cast floor installed by ICM Projects

If you want to have a PU cast floor installed for your company, you can count on the expertise and service of ICM Projects. We are a specialized company that has more than 20 years of experience in installing PU floors throughout the Netherlands.

At ICM Projects we only use high-quality materials and techniques to install a polyurethane floor that meets all your wishes and requirements. With customization based on your specific situation, budget and taste, you can choose from different colors, finishes and effects for the PU floor.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities and benefits of a PU floor for your company? Please contact us for a no-obligation consultation or a no-obligation quote.

How long does it take to install a PU cast floor?

Laying a PU cast floor takes an average of 4 to 5 days, depending on the size and condition of the substrate. Each layer of polyurethane must dry for at least 24 hours before the next layer can be applied. It is important not to load the floor during the drying process to prevent damage.

How long does a PU cast floor last?

A PU cast floor lasts a very long time, provided it is properly maintained. This type of floor has a lifespan of at least 15 years, but can also last longer if it is regularly cleaned and protected against sunlight, temperature differences and sharp objects. In addition, a PU cast floor can also be refreshed by applying a new top layer.

How thick is a PU cast floor?

A PU cast floor is usually 2 to 4 millimeters thick, depending on the number of layers that are applied. However, the floor always consists of at least 3 layers: a primer layer, a casting layer and a top layer. Each layer has a thickness of approximately 0.5 to 1 millimeter. A thicker floor is not necessarily better, but it can provide more comfort and sound insulation.

What is the difference between a PU cast floor and an epoxy floor?

A PU cast floor and an epoxy floor are both plastic floors that consist of two components that react with each other. The difference is in the type of plastic used: polyurethane (PU) or epoxy.

A PU cast floor is more elastic, flexible and softer than an epoxy floor, which means it offers more comfort and warmth. On the other hand, an epoxy floor is harder, stiffer and smoother than a PU cast floor, which means it offers more resistance and shine.


Joost van Hulst
Joost van HulstCEO

Purchasing a company floor does not happen overnight. A good floor is only the basis for high work performance if you and your colleagues function optimally in it. For that simple reason, CEO Joost van Hulst makes sure every project runs smoothly every day. We get to the bottom of things for our clients. From administrative offices to hospitals. Ready to perform? The floor is yours.

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