Durable Resin Floor Coatings
Durable resin floor coatings are a cost-effective and long-lasting solution to protect your concrete floors from damage. Typically applied by a specialist team, a resin floor can transform your spaces from drab to dazzling, and provide a hard-wearing finish that is resistant to water, oil stains, chemicals, cracking and general wear and tear.
There are several types of resin flooring available on the market, so choosing the right one for your specific needs requires careful consideration. The most common are epoxy, polyurethane and aliphatic polyaspartic systems, but there are also silane and siloxane options as well as other non-reactive hydrophobic coatings.
Built to Last: The Strengths of Durable Resin Floor Coatings
Epoxy resins are the most common and best choice for industrial flooring systems because they are highly durable, chemically resistant, and can be easily repaired. Novolac-modified epoxies, like Perdure NE20, are a good option for a heavy-duty industrial flooring system due to their high strength. If you are looking for the best possible performance, then consider opting for a 2-part epoxy or polycuramine product, such as RockSolid, which creates a strong bond with your concrete and has superior durability compared to 1-part products.
Chip & flake flooring systems like the Resinwerks system are great for heavy-traffic commercial and industrial floors, and offer a range of color options to suit your space. This type of flooring offers a unique surface texture known as the “orange peel” appearance and achieves a P1 slip resistance rating.
While it is not essential, a skid-resistant layer can be added to the top of a resin floor, which may be important for health and safety requirements in some areas. Without a skid-resistant coat, a resin floor will become slippery when wet, and may be dangerous for employees or visitors.