Are you unsure of what type of industrial or commercial flooring you need for your business or organisation?
Resin flooring is a widely used and respected surface for any environment, inside or out, where strength, durability, safety and hygiene are priorities. But what exactly is resin flooring?
What is resin flooring?
Resin flooring is best thought of as a combination of ingredients which undergo a controlled chemical reaction to create a hard wearing, waterproof and multi-resistant surface. Most resin flooring contains epoxy, methyl methacrylate (MMA), polyurethane (PU) or a combination of these.
Resin flooring is applied in layers with the precise ingredients and construction needed, highly dependant on the specific use case involved. For example, warehouse flooring, built to cope with forklifts and pallet jacks, will have a very different composition to the floor installed at a high-end retailer. The latter will also need to be durable to cope with heavy foot traffic, but there will be more focus on the aesthetic qualities of the finish.
The first layer of a resin floor bonds with the underlying surface (the substrate) and is known as the primer. A strong bond is critical for a floor’s durability. The next layer – the body coat – determines many of the floor’s properties and can range in thickness from a few millimetres to more than a centimetre.
The final layer, the seal, is vital for both the external appearance of the floor and its resistance to physical impact, chemicals, heat and other surface threats.
Why choose an experienced resin floor company?
An established resin floor company, like Surface Systems, understands the importance of getting the ‘recipe’ of a resin floor just right. Just as important is the installation process itself which involves skill and time to ensure the floor meets the correct specification and is nice and even throughout (uneven floors lead to trips and spills).
Nevertheless, advanced new flooring products and systems can reduce much of the time and labour needed to lay a resin floor. For example, self-levelling ‘flow applied’ screeds don’t require the manual removal of bubbles.
Good quality resin-based commercial and industrial flooring is an investment which will maximise productivity. By using the best resin flooring products and respecting your business by working efficiently, Surface Systems can keep installation time down to a minimum. As our floors are built to last, you won’t waste time in the future organising repairs or refits.
Looking for a resin flooring specialist?
For more on the different types of resin flooring we use, check out the “Systems” section of our website or look through our case studies. Alternatively, please call us on 01803 868680 or email email@example.com and our technical experts will be happy to assist you.