Environmental Impact of Resin Floors

What do we want? Sustainable flooring! When do we want it? All the time!

Have you ever considered the environmental impact of your flooring? For anyone thinking of installing flooring, it seems almost obvious that there will be an environmental consideration, for example, cutting down trees to make floorboards doesn’t seem particularly sustainable after all, but what about resin floors?

Epoxy resin floors have become hugely popular in the last few years because they are relatively easy to get installed by experts, and they are incredibly hard wearing, standing up to cleaning and harsh chemical spills with ease.

Have you ever considered the positive environmental impact of these floors though?

The Benefits in Choosing Epoxy Resin Flooring

Epoxy resin floors are a favourite with all kinds of industries, they can be made to fit almost any area, seam-free, and come in a variety of colours to suit your decor.

  1. Epoxy coatings bond seamlessly to existing structurally sound floor surfaces and create high-quality flooring that will last for many years. They are strong and resistant to wear and tear, withstanding heavy machinery and constant footfall, with exceptional resistance to heavy sudden impact, thus providing a flooring solution that does not require the maintenance or replacement seen on other flooring coatings
  2. With many other flooring options, the degradation seen due to chemical spills can mean that floor replacement becomes a problem, certain epoxy coatings can withstand exposure to chemical spills without becoming damaged, meaning this coating will not need to be continually replaced, ideal for any industry where exposure to chemicals is regular.
  3. Less cleaning chemicals are also required for this type of coating, being nonporous, it provides a smooth surface to clean, again this is great news for the environment with no toxic cleaning products required that you would typically see being used in a porous surface to prevent germs and bacteria.
  4. The materials within epoxy resin are minimal in process.

Sustainable standards

The sustainable standards in flooring (BRE’s Green Guide) have pushed for better standards in sustainable and environmentally friendly flooring material over the last few years, giving sustainability that is measured more in terms of longevity of the flooring installed, this goes into further detail of how the life of a resin floor compares against other products.

Thankfully, many more companies are ensuring that the flooring they install meets the strict health & safety standards for workers and end users.

New research and analysis have allowed flooring manufacturers to focus on improving the health and wellbeing of workers and customers, as well as caring for the environment. 

Usually, when companies move to more sustainable and environmentally friendly products, the prices go up. With the advent of new discoveries in epoxy resin compounds, flooring can be made safer and healthier.

What We Look For

When we’re installing our resin floors, we ensure that they meet the safety standards for sustainable and environmentally friendly flooring. 

This means that each of our floors have specific standards:

  • The majority do not give off toxic gasses while the floor is curing.
  • Not allow any toxic fumes to taint food or packaging.
  • Be safe for use in hospitals, schools, doctors, medical centres, elderly care homes, public facilities, and industrial canteens and kitchens.

If you’d like to find out more about our commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly flooring, give the team a call today on 01803 868680 or drop us an email at enquiries@surfacesystems.co.uk.

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