A resin floor is a hard wearing plastic surface, created by mixing together a selection of ingredients to initiate a fast and controlled chemical reaction. The chemical reaction creates a highly durable finish, ideal for the heaviest use environments.

In the simplest form (a resin coating), the ingredients consist of a formulated synthetic resin and separate hardener. As performance demands intensify (typically resulting in an increase in resin floor thickness), the range of ingredients grows to include aggregates, pigments, decorative chips / flakes and in some cases cement powder. The thicker type resin floor types are almost always harder than concrete.

  1. Top Coat
    Encapsulates body coat and pro-vides final performance characteristics.
  2. Body Coat
    Creates performance elements and defines decorative function
  3. Primer Coat
    Penetrates and creates a strong bond with the substrate.

Most resin floors utilise a primer which penetrates into / reacts with the substrate to create a high strength and reliable bond which is essential to the longevity of the floor.
The primer is typically followed by a main structural layer, often referred to as the body coat, which creates the bulk of the floor thickness and provides many of the key performance elements such as impact resistance, flexibility and compressive strength, as well as defining the decorative finish of the floor.
Most resin floors will be finished with 1 to 3 seal coats to encapsulate the body coat and decorative element of the floor and provide the final performance characteristics, such as chemical and wear resistance.

Types of Resin Flooring

Three main types of resin are used to create majority of resin flooring systems:

  • Epoxy
  • Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
  • Polyurethane (PU)

Boisco specialises in Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) based resin flooring systems due to the ultra fast curing properties of these resins and the customer benefits this creates.

Why choose resin flooring?

Resin flooring is most often selected for one of the following reasons:

Protects the substrate from damage

Most resin flooring systems offer far better wear, impact and chemical resistance than the substrates they cover.

Offers unrivalled hygiene and ease of maintenance

Resin finishes are seamless, hygienic and easy to clean; they also stop the dusting of cementitious substrates.

Creates safer working environments

Slip resistant versions of resin flooring offer outstanding performance in demanding production environments and the hygienic seamless nature makes resin flooring ideal for food processing / healthcare facilities / pharmaceutical factories etc.

Offers almost unlimited design flexibility

Many resin floors are now available in a wide range of decorative finishes and can be custom tailored.

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