The uses and benefits of resin flooring

A reliable floor is incredibly important for your business, and different surfaces and materials suit different businesses. Resin flooring, made by creating a chemical reaction between polymers, is an increasingly popular flooring solution due to its versatility and durability. Here’s all you need to know about the benefits and applications of a resin floor.

Why use resin flooring?

Strong – epoxy resin flooring is very durable and twice as strong as concrete, so it can withstand a great deal of pressure and traffic. A stronger floor means less risk of damage to equipment and injury to staff.

Safe – with anti-slip and anti-static properties, installing a resin floor is an easy way to make your workplace safer.

Easy to maintain – resin flooring is waterproof and easy to clean, so spillages are easy to remedy whether it’s water or chemicals.

Where is it used?

Due to its versatility, resin flooring is used in a variety of settings, from industrial to commercial and beyond. For example, the fact that it’s slip-resistant, hygienic and requires minimal cleaning make resin a natural choice for hospitals and catering companies.

Construction and manufacturing companies, meanwhile, use resin floors because of their strength, meaning that heavy machinery and traffic like forklifts don’t become an issue. In short, a resin floor can be a great addition for any business looking for a hard-wearing, long-lasting floor.

Resin flooring is available in a number of styles, each with varying thicknesses and capabilities. If you’re trying to decide which type of resin flooring suits the needs of you and your business, here’s a helping hand courtesy of Floorinsite:

TYPENAMEDESCRIPTIONDUTYTYPICAL THICKNESS
1Floor sealApplied in two or more coats.
Generally solvent or water borne.
LDup to 150 µm
2Floor coatingApplied in two or more coats.
Generally solvent free.
LD/MD150 µm to 300 µm
3High build Floor coatingApplied in two or more coats.
Generally solvent free.
MD300 µm to 1000 µm
4Multi-layer flooringAggregate dressed systems based on multiple layers of floor coatings or flow-applied floorings, often described as ‘sandwich’ systems.MD/HD> 2 mm
5Flow applied flooringOften referred to as ‘self-smoothing’ or ‘self-levelling’ flooring and having a smooth surface.MD/HD2 mm to 3 mm
6Resin screed flooringTrowel-finished, heavily filled systems, generally incorporating a surface seal coat to minimize porosity.MD/HD> 4 mm
7Heavy duty flowable flooringHaving a smooth surface.HD/VHD4 mm to 6 mm
8Heavy duty Resin flooringTrowel-finished, aggregate filled systems effectively impervious throughout their thickness.VHD> 6 mm

 

PSR Industrial Flooring’s quality industrial resin flooring service is just one of the many ways in which we can help make your workplace a better, safer environment. For more information on our extensive range of services, get in touch by calling 01226 382864 or emailing us at info@psrindustrialflooring.co.uk

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