Polyurethane Resin Flooring Explained

Polyurethane is designed for heavy-duty areas where potential spillages between -40°C – 120°C may occur. With its durability and chemical resistance to organic acid often found in food, this could be the perfect option for bakeries, restaurant kitchens, breweries, food, and prep areas.

Polyurethane Resin Floors

Our polyurethane resin floors are made from 6 or 9mm slip-resistant material.

They are HACCP-approved and meet the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs, making this ideal for any area that requires the prepping, making, and cooking of every type of food.

Its excellent chemical resistance is perfect around not just acidic food but also any pharmaceutical area where chemicals are at risk of spillages such as a pharmaceutical production or chemical processor. Combine all of this with the 8mm thickness resin and your floor can also withstand steam cleaning.

Consultation

To get the process of getting your polyurethane resin floor laid, you will first need to have your initial consultation and planning session with our expert team.

Like most types of resin floors, it can take anywhere from depending on the floor will determine how long and curing time days to complete, area of surface, and specification.

Planning is crucial to preparing materials for use of the floor while it is in the final stages of curing. Your consultation will include what the area you wish to surface will be, what it is used for, the traffic in that area, and what you use that area for.

Polyurethane resin has many applications but making sure that it is suitable for what you plan to use it for is important both to us as well as yourself.

Making sure this is the right material for your project is vital as there may be a better alternative we can recommend.

In your consultation, you will also have the option to choose what colour you wish your surface to be. The colour range for our Polyurethane resin comes in a range of colours.

If you are looking for a different colour, then exploring different resins might be a better option.

Application

The application of polyurethane resin flooring will depend on the area of the surface you want your resin floor applied to. 

After a consultation to confirm your exact specifications, you can begin the process.

The application of a polyurethane resin floor first starts with the preparation of the surface. If the area of application is not prepared properly, then the resin will not adhere properly and the application will fail, therefore we take preparation very seriously!

Depending on the surface a diamond floor grinder may be needed to prep a concrete floor.

Any contaminant will need to be cleaned leaving a dry, level, and clean environment ready for the resin to bond with the surface.

Next, a mechanical rebate should be formed around the perimeter of the installation evenly distributed to reduce stress preventing weakness on the subfloor and borderline.

Installation of the polyurethane can now proceed. The temperature of the slab and air be greater than 10°C but no higher than 25°C. Any temperature that is both below and above this range will affect the final result.

The temperature will impact the success of installing a polyurethane resin floor. The biggest impact this will have on the resin floor is both the texture and look.

Before materials for the resin are prepared, the area must first be primed. Whilst still wet a gripping agent is then spread across.

Once cured we can now start to pour your floor onto the designated area. Application of the resin mixture will be trowel applied

Once this is complete the resin layer must then cure for a minimum of 18 hours at 20°C. Light traffic can then use this area after 18-24 hours of curing. The surface will have fully chemically cured after 7 days left with a temperature of 20°C.

Need to know more? Call our team today.

Or alternatively, contact us on 01803 868680 and one of our friendly technical team can discuss your requirements with you.  

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