What is Resin Flooring?
Resin Flooring is essentially adding a resin coating to a floor, consisting of a synthetic resin (that has been preformulated) together with a separate hardener.
When performance demands are intensified, which typically results in the resin floor thickness increasing, the number of ingredients increases and now can include decorative flakes or chips, pigments, aggregates, and sometimes also cement powder. For thicker resin floor types you can fully expect them to be harder than concrete.
The majority of resin flooring utilises a primer. The primer reacts with or penetrates into the substrate. This then creates a reliable, high-strength bond – a bond that is essential in terms of the floor’s longevity. Normally, the primer is followed by the key structural layer. This layer is frequently known as the body coat.
The key structural layer establishes the major part of the floor’s thickness and also provides an array of important performance elements such as flexibility, impact resistance, and compressive strength. This structural layer defines the floor’s decorative finish.
For the most part, resin floors are completed with between one and three seal coats. This encapsulates the floor’s decorative element and the body coat. In turn, it provides the floor’s individual performance characteristics: for example, high resistance to wear and chemical spillage.
What Types of Resin Flooring Are Available?
Most resin flooring systems are made from one of three different types of resin:
– Polyurethane (PU)
– Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
Epoxy resins are among the most versatile of coating solutions for concrete. Flooring solutions made using epoxy resin are suited to multiple different applications within an expansive range of industries. Epoxy resins may be applied at different thicknesses depending on the application – commercial flooring, industrial, general flooring, heavy-duty environments, decorative flooring, and so on.
Why Choose Resin Flooring?
Most often, a resin floor is the flooring surface of choice because:
Resin flooring provides a high level of damage protection to the substrate
For the most part, resin flooring systems offer superior chemical, impact, abrasion, and wear resistance than any type of substrate they cover.
Resin flooring caters to easy maintenance and an unparalleled level of hygiene
The finish on a resin floor is hygienic, very easy to clean, and seamless.
Resin flooring helps to establish a safer working environment
In more demanding production environments, etc., slip-resistant forms of resin flooring give an excellent overall performance. Plus, resin floors are the ideal choice for healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities, etc. because of their seamless, hygienic nature.
Resin flooring systems cater to a vast array of design flexibility
Resin flooring systems are now available in an expansive range of decorative finishes. Depending on the need, these finishes can also be bespoke. In turn, this provides a unique appearance no matter the size of the project.
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