Typically light foot traffic is allowed back onto the floor the day after completion. As it is a chemical reaction the full hardness is reached somewhere between 5-7 days after the last coat is applied. We recommend vehicle traffic, forklifts and scissor lifts stay off the floor for 7 days until the floor has fully cured.
When completed, how long until we can use the floor?
Who will install our flooring system?
One of our Certified FLOORChef Contractors that we work exclusively with so we can offer the same service and results to our clients Australia wide.
How long does it take to install a resin floor?
Obviously it depends on the work required, size of the area and the floor finish that is being installed but we would say the average project takes between 2-4 days.
How long does a resin floor last?
Retail floors – A well-maintained seamless floor should comfortably see you through the 5-7 year churn typical of retail flooring areas. Residential floors – Homeowners will probably grow tired of the design before it needs to be replaced. We should also add that due to their thin-film nature (less than 1mm thick) and the fact they can be easily over-coated, a new resin floor can be installed directly over the existing one without having to dig up and toss to landfill. This is an important point when considering the true lifecycle of the floor.
What is resin flooring?
FLOORChef Resin is a liquid that consists of Part A and Part B, mixed together at a ratio of 3:2. When mixed together Part A and B reacts and forms a chemical reaction. The end result is a durable, highly chemical resistant floor. Resin flooring is a generic term used to describe any floor applied as a liquid that either dries or hardens into a trafficable surface. While they all may look similar and use similar application equipment (brushes, rollers, trowels etc.), the actual resin technology varies significantly and so do the floors they produce.
Are there bad smells or chemicals?
We are very proud that FLOORChef Resin is solventless and odourless which means you don’t get any of the nasty smells that most epoxy have. It’s a better working environment for the applicator, the client and other people onsite.
Can resin floors be applied onto other surfaces?
Concrete is by far the most common substrate for resin flooring, however they can be applied onto other surfaces providing they’re rigid, flat and fixed well. If there’s too much movement underneath, e.g. from timber sheeting, cracking can occur; if the surface isn’t flat, e.g. grout lines, extra time and product will be required to level it out first. Sometimes a better, more cost-effective result is achieved by removing the existing floor and getting back to sound concrete.
What do your seamless floors cost in comparison to other floors?
Flooring costs are dependent on a number of factors, including the preparation work needed to get your current floor ready for installation, the design chosen and the size of the area to be done. Overall, seamless resin floors are cost-competitive within the current market, whether that is tiles, timber, carpet or vinyl. The biggest advantage to resin flooring is the overall life cycle costs compared to other floor types.
How durable are resin floors?
High-quality epoxy resin floors are typically stain-resistant, waterproof and stand up well to heavy traffic. There are a lot of other products on the market that don’t perform quite as well and it’s important to know what the key differences are.
Can Resin Floors be installed over tiles?
We always recommend and prefer to apply resin directly onto the concrete slab. Going directly over tiles has some risk associated with it, for example; if the tile cracks or pops and your resin is installed over it, the resin will more than likely crack with it. Removing tiles and revealing the concrete slab can be more cost effective in some cases than the cost in preparing the tiles ready to install a resin floor.
Will resin floors scratch?
Some resin floors may look pretty and delicate, but don’t let that fool you – they are a durable flooring option. However, if you drag a sharp, heavy piece of furniture across the surface the chances are, like all other floors, you’ll see a scratch.
What about the glossy designs? Are they slippery?
Resin floors behave very much like a glazed ceramic tile – when dry they are completely fine, however in the event of spills and splashes footing can be an issue. If you are concerned about slip resistance, various non-slip measures are available in both decorative and protective finishes.