An Ideal Flooring Solution: Epoxy Resin

An Ideal Flooring Solution: Epoxy Resin

Resin flooring, specifically epoxy, has quickly become the most commonly used type of flooring system throughout a diverse range of industrial sectors, facilities and in commercial premises throughout the United Kingdom. However, it often goes misunderstood that there is actually a variety of epoxy resin flooring systems available, with significantly different characteristics and properties. These can include, but are not limited to, water dispersed epoxy resin floors, solvent containing resin floors and solvent free resin floors.

The science and technology behind epoxy resin floors provides each type with their own unique advantages, disadvantages, benefits and limitations. Here we will try to look further into these individual characteristics and how they can benefit a surprising amount of industrial sectors.

The versatile nature and chemistry of epoxy resin flooring products makes them some of the most simplistic and reliable materials to mix and apply on site. These durable floors will provide sustainability for many years. To make the epoxy resin mixture as easy to control as possible, the formulated ratio of epoxy resin parts to hardener components is usually around 4:1. However, there are several other types of resin that are made with a significantly more difficult ratio of 20:1, making the mixing far more critical and increasing the risk of issues on site.

The resin flooring industry throughout the United Kingdom has come to understand that epoxy resin based systems are the safest and most reliable option available to a broad range of working environments. This is for all except the most critical circumstances such as crack-bridging in damaged car parks or for installation over existing concrete floors found within the food and beverage industry.

The food and beverage industry is the perfect industrial working environment for business owners to utilise the benefits of resin flooring; however, other treatment is required to existing wet concrete floors in order for resin flooring to be applied.

The extremely adhesive and ‘sticky’ nature of epoxy resin is deemed the ideal solution for a range of situations. These characteristics help to provide a strong bond to the existing concrete substrate. The durable properties of the epoxy resin flooring means that there will only be damage to the resin layer if there is sufficient damage to the existing concrete underneath. Though it needs to be noted that the risk of damaging the existing floor is minimised due to the hard wearing, durable nature of epoxy resin, which is resistant to attacks from water and many other harsh liquids or chemicals.

Another distinctive advantage to installing epoxy resin flooring onto your existing floor is the nature of the resin and hardeners reaction, which can be described as a ‘clamping’ effect that completely closes the resin surface to the existing floor. This reiterates the advantage of the resistant properties as the floor becomes completely watertight and remains impenetrable from any oil or other industrial liquids.

Epoxy resin flooring specialists across the United Kingdom are the perfect place to start your brand new flooring project. Whether you need domestic garage flooring or an entire factory floor being changed, you can get in touch with these specialists today and completely transform your working environment for years to come.

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