Epoxy, urethane, and specialty coatings are applied to surfaces in commercial shops, garages, labs, factories, building lobbies, and similar settings to protect them from damage or adapt them for specific environments. Epoxy and urethane coatings are typically used to protect concrete floors and equipment surfaces from damage. Epoxies are extremely hard and wear-resistant, and they bond quickly to surfaces. They are commonly used on floors in high-traffic areas. Urethanes have better resistance to UV rays and abrasion than epoxies but are less hard. They are well suited for use on surfaces that are exposed to sunlight. Specialty coatings are designed to protect against specific hazards, such as slip-resistant coatings that help prevent worker injury, water-repelling coatings that prevent fabrics from getting wet, or high-temperature coatings that protect metal surfaces from exposure to flames or high heat.