Many times, when talking with architects, new clients or experienced estimators we get the question “what is resin flooring?”. It’s a simple question which allows us to showcase the wonderful properties of resin and the benefits that is provides any working surface, whether it’s concrete or any number of substrates.
Put simply resin flooring is created using a plastic-based mix of ingredients that provides a durable, hard-wearing floor suitable for heavy use. This lends itself well to many environments and sectors, including industrial and commercial and also, more recently domestic.
The use of resin has been synonymous with epoxy (especially in the US) but this is not strictly true. There are actually three main types or resin floor:
- Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
- Polyurethane (PU)
Due to having a much higher compression strength resin flooring provides a much more durable surface than exposed concrete (even with sealers) and will avoid cracking and denting to a much higher degree. It will also provide a much better surface for heavy traffic, such as HGVs, forklifts and other machinery.
Resin flooring is seamless and as such is much easier to clean and maintain without gaps, crevasses and alike that can capture dirt, excess liquid weakening the integrity of the floor.
The ability to produce any colour finish makes resin a great option for bespoke commercial designs, or for gangway, hazards and crossing in industrial environments.
To summarise, below are a number of reasons why resin is the perfect choice for your next project:
- Protects your substrate or concrete surface
- Easier to clean and maintain
- Highly durable
- Can be anti-slip
- Unique design properties
- Provides excellent chemical resistance
- Can be anti-static
- Cures much faster than concrete
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