Resin “taking hold” as commercial and industrial flooring of choice

With health and safety standards changing regularly, as well as new environmental regulations coming into force, the need to fall in line with these policies will doubtlessly see the resin flooring market increase. The 2017-2024 industrial floor coatings market research by Global Market Insights, Inc. says epoxy is the fastest growing segment forecast to rise at over 6.5% up to 2024.

It has a number of desirable applications and benefits to a wide variety of sectors – durable, non-slip, easy-to-clean, smooth and easily repaired – making it the ideal floor covering for areas of heavy-industry and high footfall which require regular, chemically-aggressive cleaning.

It provides a seamless, alternative to vinyl, carpet or timber, and is proven to extend the life of buildings in the industrial sector. Resin solutions offer a quick and easy application to most common substrates from concrete to brickwork and render just as easily over ceramic tiles or painted surfaces.

A great choice for schools
On difficult-to-clean surfaces in a fast-paced learning environment such as schools, germs and microscopic mites thrive in traditional floor coverings but this problem can be mitigated through the installation of resin flooring.
Available in a wide-range of brilliantly-bright colours, resin flooring is of particular use in the classroom, as the right décor is proven to have a positive effect on student mood and behaviour.

Temperature tolerant
Resin flooring installations are also suitable for the conditions of the food industry where floors are subject to frequent and intensive heat of hot water or chemically-aggressive cleaning. In this environment, there’s also a myriad of potential contact with corrosive substances such as cleaning chemicals to intensive heat such as hot oil, steam and pots and pans.

There are a number of flooring options that have become popular in the F&B world for being able to provide this combination of properties. The most common types of floors specified by resin flooring specialists the F&B industry is methyl methacrylate quartz (MMA) and polyurethane (PU).

Service temperatures can vary from 120°C to -40°C whilst floors often have to withstand heavy machinery and equipment on a day to day basis. Such hazardous conditions demand the toughest health and safety requirements; therefore, a floor’s slip resistance has to be considered during the specification process.

The need for flooring contractors in this demanding sector means that all these requirements can be met, offering lasting performance and durability, it is one of the simplest and most effective methods of achieving a surface that is easy to clean and hard-wearing, thereby reducing further maintenance costs and failure.

KEYWORDS USED

  • Floor covering
  • Flooring Contractors
  • Industrial flooring
  • Resin flooring specialists

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