Resinous Flooring (ZD)
Use this 3-part specification template to specify resinous flooring and base finishes on floors.
Resinous flooring systems have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. Composed of one or more layers of resinous materials, such as epoxy, urethane, or polyurethane. Each type of resinous flooring system has its own unique properties, advantages, and disadvantages.
Resinous flooring types
Urethane Cement Floors
- Urethane cement floors are a popular choice for industrial and commercial environments. They are known for their resistance to chemical and thermal shock, making them ideal for facilities where spills and heavy traffic are a concern. Urethane cement floors are also easy to clean and maintain, making them a popular choice for food and beverage processing facilities.
Solid Color Epoxy Floors
- Solid color epoxy floors are a cost-effective option that provides a high-gloss finish. Available in a wide range of colors and used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Solid color epoxy floors are easy to clean and maintain, making them ideal for high-traffic areas.
- A type of epoxy flooring system that incorporates quartz crystals into the epoxy resin. This creates a textured surface that provides slip resistance and durability. Quartz floors are used in high-traffic areas, like commercial kitchens, hospitals, and industrial facilities.
- A type of epoxy flooring system that incorporates decorative flakes into the epoxy resin. This creates a unique, speckled appearance that is popular in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Flake floors are easy to clean and maintain and provide slip resistance.
- Polyurethane floors are a popular choice for industrial and commercial environments. Known for their resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and UV light. They are easy to clean and maintain, making them a popular choice for facilities where spills and heavy traffic are a concern.
- Is a fast-curing, low-odor coating that is commonly used in commercial and industrial settings. They are known for their durability, chemical resistance, and UV stability. Polyaspartic floors are also easy to clean and maintain, making them a popular choice for high-traffic areas.
- PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) systems are a type of resinous flooring system that is known for its fast-curing properties. Used in areas where downtime is limited, such as hospitals and airports. They are also resistant to chemicals, abrasion, and impact.
- Consult with a reputable manufacturer to determine the best type of system flooring for each project.
- Resinous flooring systems are fluid applied to form a decorative monolithic surface, chemical resistance, slip resistance, electrical conductivity, and will not absorbent to fluids.
- Flooring can include an integral cove base, formed by installing a cove strip at the floor/wall junction and extending the flooring up the wall to the required height.
- Divider strips reduce cracking and where cracking could occur over joints in the substrate and where thermal movement could induce cracking.
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