Resin floors (or epoxy flooring): how and where to use them

Resin floors or epoxy flooring

Posted by July 14th, 2018

Resin flooring is perfect to renew the floor of your home or office without getting into expensive installation costs, and that is, among other reasons, why they are being used more and more by both architects and interior designers nowadays.

In fact, and apart from its less expensive cost of installation, resin flooring is raising in popularity because it does not raise dust when it is used to give a renewed air to a floor and it is not needed to remove the existing pavement before being installed.

Changing the pavement is, in general, one of those changes that make us think twice before deciding to reform our home. That is why today, we are going to explain how to keep it simple with resin flooring.

Easy setting-up

Epoxy resin flooring is a kind of flooring formed by a thermosetting polymer that hardens when it is mixed with a catalyst agent. Because of that, this type of pavement offers a lot of durability, waterproof properties and earns resistance to abrasion.

Resin flooring is applicable on existing pavements

In addition, resin flooring is distinguished from other flooring alternatives because its thickness, which is so small that can be placed on existing pavement without removing it before, such as ceramic tile floors, terrazzo, wood or concrete. That advantage provides three main benefits:

  • You will avoid the cost of removing the initial flooring.
  • Its application will be much faster and more practical.
  • The cost of the reform will be lower.

It is suitable for outdoor

Resin flooring can be used in both indoor and outdoor spaces, and because of its high resistance it is suitable for kitchens and bathrooms as well. The resin layer is water resistant, so damp rooms are not a problem for this kind of flooring.

However, there are better alternatives

Resin flooring can look ‘artificial’ if we compare it to other alternatives that look more natural, such as microcement, an option that has far more benefits than resin flooring. The most important advantage of microcement, and a feature resin floors cannot offer, is that microcement is environmentally sustainable compared to resin flooring. If you would like to know more about the full list of benefits of microcement, you can find a lot of information about this material at this blog.

If you are interested in microcement, contact with us. We offer free counselling to our clients in order to make their ideas real. What are you waiting for?