Resin floors are known for their durability, cost-effectiveness, hygiene, and value for money in a range of commercial settings. However, there are important differences between a poured resin floor on the one hand, and resin floor paint on the other, so with different ways of going about installing a new commercial floor, which approach should you choose?
What Is A Poured Resin Floor?
Poured resin flooring involves the liquid application of resin to a prepared concrete base. The result is a flooring system of high durability that combines a lengthy lifespan with exceptional levels of hygiene, all at a relatively low cost. The results are tried, tested, and trusted, with on-going innovation resulting in a floor covering for every eventuality. As such, poured resin is recognised by the designers of warehouse, kitchen, and pharmaceutical installations as offering an excellent ROI.
What Is A Resin Painted Floor?
Like poured resin, epoxy paint can create a smooth, hygienic surface over a concrete base. Epoxy resin paint is cheaper and quick drying. However, the application method creates a different overall result to a poured resin floor. The surface layer is much thinner, enabling any irregularities such as lumps and bumps in the under layer to be transferred into the resin. Where hygiene and safety are a concern, cracks and dips create hazards that can be problematic in the long-term, with unsuitable flooring becoming hotbeds of mould, bacteria, and fungal outbreaks.
Which Is Better For My Application?
This very much depends upon the unique variables of your application as well as the long-term plans for the installation. For instance, if the setting requires high levels of hygiene, the choice is an obvious one: poured resin will keep cleaning costs low, reduce cleaning times, and will require little on-going maintenance to maintain exceptional quality. Equally, if the setting requires the movement or storage of heavy equipment or has high traffic, poured resin will produce the longest-lasting result.
On the other hand, temporary and quick-fix solutions are easily catered for by a quick coat of paint. This is ideal for small industrial or commercial spaces that do not have hygiene concerns, such as areas that are used for ambient storage. Although forklift traffic will eventually lead to cracks, this isn’t necessarily a problem if the warehouse is only going to be in use for a year or two, or if the quality of the environment isn’t much of a concern.
What Does Central Flooring Recommend?
At Central Flooring, we specialise in customised poured resin flooring systems for commercial and industrial customers. However, whichever option you choose, the main elements to consider are quality and control. The floor is widely regarded as being the most important part of any factory space, so when considering ROI, start by asking a few questions. For instance, is sacrificing a weekend to a poured resin approach less of an interruption than the lingering threat of unplanned downtime for repairs to painted floors? How important is hygiene, and how much do you plan to spend on your cleaning schedule? If cleaning is a regular part of your maintenance, the increased speed and reliability of a poured floor might offset the initial investment.
How Can Central Flooring Help?
At Central Flooring, we are experts in analysing spaces and offering advice about the most proactive and productive poured resin solutions. For more information about the flooring options available to you, please get in touch today.
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