Resin Flooring SystemsThe use of resin flooring systems in industrial and commercial environments is almost limitless, with options to suit every budget. Resin flooring can be applied to offer protection to the concrete floor surface against everyday wear and to protect the floor from spills and chemicals. It can be applied in a non-slip finish for safety requirements and as a decorative finish to enhance the appearance in the work place. From the application of a basic sealer coat, through to a thicker trowel applied resin floor screed, CG Flooring Systems have many years practical experience in the application of industrial resin floor systems.
There are different resin flooring systems available that are typically divided into epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic (MMA) resins. The different types of resin provide different combinations of application characteristics and through life performance and there are a number of factors to consider when selecting a resin flooring system. At CG Flooring Systems we have the knowledge and expertise to offer you sound professional advice on the most appropriate and cost effective resin flooring system to meet your operational requirements.
- Floor Joints – Location, Type and Condition
- Surface Contamination – Oils, grease, etc
- Cracking to the surface
- Service Conditions (how the floor is expected to be used)
Table – Types of Synthetic Resin Flooring (BS 8204-6)
An essential criteria in selecting a resin floor system is to ensure the correct products are selected, with the resin applied at the correct thickness to meet the intended service conditions.
At CG Flooring Systems we follow the guidelines in British Standards, BS 8204-6, for the application of the various resin floor systems that are available:
|1||Floor Seal||Applied in two or more coats. Generally solvent or water borne.||LD||up to 150µ|
|2||Floor Coating||Applied in two or more coats. Generally solvent free||LD/MD||150µ to 300µ|
|3||High Build Floor Coating||Applied in two or more coats. Generally Solvent Free||MD||300µ to 1000µ|
|4||Multi-layer Flooring||Aggregate dressed systems based on multiple layers of floor coatings or flow applied floorings, often described as “sandwich” systems||MD/HD||>2 mm|
|5||Flow Applied Flooring||Often referred to as “self-smoothing” or “self-levelling” flooring and having a smooth surface||MD/HD||2 mm to 3 mm|
|6||Resin Screed Flooring||Trowel-finished, heavily filled systems, generally incorporating a surface seal coat to minimise porosity||MD/HD||4 mm|
|7||Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring||Having a Smooth Surface||HD/VHD||4 mm to 6 mm|
|8||Heavy Duty Resin Flooring||Trowel-finished, aggregate filled systems effectively impervious throughout their thickness||VHD||6 mm|
|LD||Light Duty||Light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles.|
|MD||Medium Duty||Regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic, occasional hard|
|HD||High Duty||Constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys, some impact.|
|VHD||Very High Duty||Severe heavily loaded traffic and impact.|