Here’s a great tip for avoiding resin flooring headaches – do some homework on what type of resin flooring technology suits your needs best before you even think about getting a quote. Despite some marketing literature claims, there’s no single coating that’s right for every flooring project!
What is the right resin flooring technology?
Installing the ideal resin floor isn’t just about putting down something aesthetically appealing, although that’s obviously a big part. More importantly, you need to understand what you’re looking for across a number of characteristics before you can find the right solution.
Key resin flooring questions to ask –
- Will I need a thick or a thin floor coating? For instance, does my concrete slab need to be repaired, have drainage built in or withstand harsh conditions (thick); or, is it simply a matter of applying a thin film on top of a perfectly flat concrete slab?
- Am I after a decorative resin floor with a bit of “wow factor” or will plain colour do?
- What time of year will work begin? Are conditions expected to be hot or cold, wet or dry?
- How long can I afford to be off the floor? Can I handle an average turnaround of a few days or do things need to happen quicker, e.g. overnight?
- Is the surrounding environment sensitive? Will solvents and other nasty ingredients impact upon others or pose an unacceptable on-going health risk?
- What traffic will the floor receive? Will slip resistance be required?
The right resin floor should now be getting clearer!
After you’ve sifted through those questions you’ll have a clearer picture of which resin flooring road you should be taking. Will the technology be an epoxy, polyurethane, polyurea, polyaspartic or MMA? Remember, every technology has advantages and disadvantages that suit different applications.
If you have any questions about choosing the right resin flooring technology for your project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.