Pros, Cons And Uses Of Resin Bound Flooring

Pros, Cons And Uses Of Resin Bound Flooring

Posted: 01st Jan 2020

Posted by: The National Testing Team

Resin Floors

Are you tired of resorting to dull tarmac for your commercial settings? If yes, then you are in the right place. This blog will open your eyes to a more durable and aesthetically pleasing resin based flooring. Ideal for commercial entrances/footpaths/car parks, play areas, holiday resorts and even hotels.

What is a resin floor?

Resin Bound flooring is a fast curing system which causes minimum disruption to the surrounding area. It is applied by spreading a layer of resin onto the floor, then scattering a natural aggregate. This is then left to cure and any extra aggregate is swept off leaving no loose material behind.

Where can resin floors be used?

  • Entrances and Ramps - Resin bound floors create a smooth and seamless look which means that the ground is made completely even. This avoids any uneven blocks of the floor which would make it harder for wheelchair access.
  • Playgrounds - This type of flooring has high slip resistance which will help to reduce the number of slips, trips and falls in areas where children will be running around.
  • Driveways - Not only is the smooth surface fit for purpose on a housing driveway, but it also looks great too
  • Car Parks - This materials resilience to damage and weathering will be ideal for vehicle intensive areas

Is a resin bound floor right for you?

Resin bound flooring is an economical-alternative to tarmac, block paving, or concrete. It can also be directly laid over existing surfaces, so if you are looking to replace an old surface, this is a material you may seriously want to consider. It is also much more visually appealing than dull and dreary tarmac, as it is available in a variety of colours which can easily be matched to any area.

One of its many benefits is that it is practically maintenance free, once it has been installed. The resin material allows for any spillages or stains to be removed easily, for example, using a jet washer. This adds a huge cost saving as there is no need to replace it every time it becomes worn. Further proof of it’s durability is displayed by the materials slip resistance. Most resin based flooring rates highly for slip resistance, which enables it to be fit for purpose in commercial spaces.

However, regardless of its high durability, it is important not to become ignorant of any potential wear that may not be visible. There are no official regulations surrounding the installation of resin-based flooring. As a result, the quality of installation and material used can vary. It is essential to use a trusted tradesperson when installing it and to ensure that the flooring is slip tested regularly, to meet HSE standards, especially as commercial premises will have high numbers of footfall all year. You can have your resin bound flooring tested at National Testing, to prevent your surfaces from causing potential harm to customers and/or employees.

If you are looking for a firm, stable, durable surface, resin bound flooring is definitely an option worth considering. It is important to do your research and weigh up all of the above pros and cons before making your decision. One thing to remember is that safety is paramount (especially in commercial areas), so if you do take advantage of the benefits, still be sure to check the condition of the flooring regularly.

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