Resin flooring is a popular choice in industrial and commercial settings, often chosen for its durability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of cleaning. Formed by pouring resin onto a level concrete surface, before quickly hardening to create a smooth, robust layer, resin flooring has many advantages but may not be suited to all applications or situations. When considering whether resin flooring is suitable for your premises, it is important to factor in how it will be used, any specific markings you require, and how much you can afford to spend.
The Pros Of Resin Flooring
Resin floors are often chosen because of the following advantages:
Once laid and allowed to harden, resin flooring is incredibly strong and robust. While it can be laid in very thin layers, thicker surfaces withstand constant pressure from heavy vehicles, such as forklifts. This makes resin flooring ideal for large areas where heavy traffic is expected, such as busy warehouses and factories.
Because of its exceptional durability, resin floors also withstand sudden impacts from drops and spillages and resist the constant wear caused by heavy footfall. Over time, the floor will retain its strength and appearance, even when in constant use.
Resin floors offer excellent value for money, not only because is cheap to manufacture, but because the installation process is fast and straightforward. Rapid setting times reduce the labour involved, slashing costs, while the ease of installation makes resin ideal for large surfaces, for example in warehouses, without increasing the price to unaffordable levels. Extra features can be added to the floor, such as slip-resistant layers or sealants, that will help customise the installation to your needs.
Due to their strength, resin floors offer excellent value for money, lasting over a decade even when subjected to intensive use. Additional sealants and protective layers can extend the lifespan even further, giving resin floors an unbeatable ROI.
The Cons of Resin Flooring
Like all floor types, resin flooring may have some minor drawbacks in some situations. Commonly, these include:
1) Slipperiness When Wet: Without a slip-resistant finish, resin floors can be slippery in wet conditions, increasing the chance of a workplace accident. Slip resistant layers mitigate this problem, keeping your workforce safe and increasing traction for industrial vehicles.
2) Debonding or Cracking: if a resin floor is not installed correctly, it may quickly delaminate and wear off. Entrusting your resin floor installation to an expert such as Central Flooring will help to prevent this problem from occurring.
3) Sensitivity to UV: A problem that tends to affect outdoor resin floors more than indoor systems. Fortunately, the problem can be avoided by applying a UV-protective layer that resists sunlight and prevent discolouration.
Find Out More
At Central Flooring, we install high-quality resin floors for businesses across the UK, guaranteeing outstanding durability and a superb return on investment. To find out more or to request a free quote, please call us on 0116 275 0315.