Resin floor systems are a practical and aesthetically pleasing solution for commercial locations. They provide high levels of impact, abrasion and chemical resistance, are easy to clean and have a life expectancy which easily out-performs soft flooring options. In addition, they are also cost effective and a seamless solution.
The choice of resin system is entirely down to the individual requirements of each commercial space and the preferences of the client. Depending on the priorities of a business, this could include budget, operational downtime, durability or a combination of these factors. In order to find the best resin solution, it’s worth considering a professional consultant or contractor as they can help with detailed advice and identify subtle installation hazards that are not immediately apparent.
As the name suggests, a resin floor is made of synthetic resin resin flooring contractors and hardeners which are mixed in precise proportions to create a strong and solid flooring surface. These products are applied to the existing floor and left for a specified amount of time to cure and bond with the substrate. The floor is then finished with specialist aggregate for grip, decorative flakes or coatings for added colour choice and protection.
With the right care and maintenance regime, a resin floor can last a lifetime. Its non-porous nature means it is easy to wipe down and does not harbour bacteria, dirt or mould. It is also hygienic and can withstand the pressure of heavy machinery, making it suitable for warehouses and production sites. Resin floors also have the advantage of being fire resistant which is important for health and safety purposes in a number of industries, especially food production environments.
In terms of aesthetics, a seamless resin floor will reflect light beautifully and is often chosen as a replacement for traditional wooden floorboards in new extension homes. It’s perfect for open plan layouts as it helps to create a sense of continuity between spaces, and can complement contemporary or Scandinavian designs with its simple style. The glossy finish also works well with a lot of glazing, creating a light and airy feel.
While industrial spaces tend to favour more durable options, a resin floor can be used in any commercial setting. For example, a polyurethane resin has an excellent heat resistance which is important for food production environments where hot trays and trolleys may be left to stand on for long periods of time. Other types of floors would sink under this heat, causing health and safety issues and increasing the risk of accidents. However, a resin floor can withstand this level of heat for extended periods without any problems, reducing the need to invest in costly heating systems for the space.