Resin flooring is a great choice for industrial and commercial spaces that need a durable, hygienic, easy-to-clean surface. Epoxy and polyurethane resins are specially designed to be directly applied to most trafficked areas and developed to survive tough wear and trafficking. Resin flooring systems have excellent abrasion and chemical resistance.
However, epoxy flooring installers shouldn’t just offer floor coating to their customers. To install quality epoxy resin flooring systems that will stand the test of time, an installer should offer a diverse range of epoxy resin systems – decorative finishes, self-levellers, anti-static, slip resistant, fault repairs, and more.
It is important you find an experienced, qualified and approved installer for your project, who can offer an ‘all-in-one’ start to finish full epoxy floor installation. Professionals will know how to prepare the area for resin flooring, spotting and filling cracks and faults (such as in damaged concrete) that could affect the new resin flooring system.
Here are some key resin flooring installation services that all good-quality resin flooring contractor should offer as standard.
1) Floor Preparation
The correct floor preparation is a critical part of any resin flooring project. Existing floors will require the correct type of preparation to provide a mechanical key for the new resin flooring system to adhere to. The type of preparation required will depend on the existing substrate type, condition, and the system being installed, and will involve captive shot-blasting, scabbling or grinding. A good resin flooring contractor will be able to provide the right advice and have the ability to carry each form of preparation.
2) Repairs and Joints
Resin flooring is a highly versatile product – but it does always need a good quality surface to work properly. Sub floor damage and cracks may need repairing or stitching before installation. If you’re installing a large area, you might also need to re-instate expansion joints between floor slabs.
Luckily, the solutions to each issue are relatively simple. Quality resin flooring contractors should also be able to offer you surface primers, sealants and general mortars to repair any cracks, chips, and joints that might be required for the installation.
3) Screeds and Coatings
Some work environments require tougher, longer-lasting surfaces than others. Any quality resin flooring contractor should be able to offer the correct resin system for your floor.
Screeds are a tougher, thicker system than coatings that offer an extended expected lifespan of 5-10 years and better damage resistance to abrasion and chemical resistance. They’re particularly recommended for high traffic areas such as food production lines and bottling plants.
4) Decorative systems
If you’re using epoxy resin to cover a public area such as an entrance lobby or show area, why not apply a decorative finish to make your area look amazing? Epoxy resin installers often specialise in providing decorative surface finishes that combine a long lifespan as well as a superb aesthetic to any area.
5) Demarcations and Lines
Epoxy resin coatings are frequently used in factories, assembly lines, warehouses, and workshops to provide a safe and hard-wearing surface for light to medium traffic. These areas use symbols, industry-standard set colour codes, and lines to denote different types of work and storage areas, create safe walkways and barriers around traffic and machinery, and direct traffic around the building (including to crossings and emergency exits).
It’s therefore essential that any resin installer working on industrial projects knows how to install linings, stencils and markings. Getting paint demarcations wrong can result in confusion, expensive repaints, and (at worst) health and safety issues.
Epoxy Floor Finishing Services from Central Flooring Services
Central Flooring Services specialise in personalised, hygienic, durable painted flooring to commerce and industry across the UK. With over forty years of experience, we can install Epoxy and Polyurethane resin floors and finishes to food production, pharmaceutical and warehouses. All resin flooring can be installed to your exact specification. Call or email us today to find out more.
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