Steps in Resin Flooring Installation

Resin floors are a fantastic flooring option for commercial locations. They are durable, hygienic and offer a range of benefits that outperform soft flooring options in terms of cost and life expectancy. However, resin floors are not without their challenges and need to be installed correctly in order to achieve optimum performance and durability.

The first step in any successful resin floor project is to plan. This involves assessing the area to be covered and noting any areas that need patching, repairing or resurfacing. The substrate is also important and needs to be thoroughly prepared before the work begins.

This is achieved by cleaning the substrate, removing any cracks and patching any areas that are heavily worn or damaged. Abrading the substrate’s surface also improves the adhesion bond by reducing any micro-particles that can cause problems once the resin is applied.

During the preparation stage, it is vital to check the dew point of your working space and ensure that it is within the correct temperature range for the curing of the resin. A floor that is applied when the dew point is too low may experience premature curing, which can damage the surface and weaken the adhesive properties of the resin. A dew point testing kit is available to help you determine the temperature of your working environment.

Once the floor is ready for work, it is important to wear proper protective equipment including eye goggles, long gloves and safety clothing during the installation process. This will help to prevent any unnecessary contamination from chemicals that may be used in the process. It is also vital that all tools and materials are readily available for use and are within easy reach of the workers. Having everything prepared before starting will help to avoid any potential delays.

The next step in the install is to distribute the resin material across the substrate. This is typically done by a flat rubber squeegee or porcupine roller. It is important to spread the resin evenly for a smooth finish. Once the resin is spread, the installer will then roll the floor to level it out. Once the floor is rolled, it is then left to dry and cure for up to two weeks. During this time, it is best to avoid using any vehicles or parking cars on the surface of the resin.

Once the resin is fully cured, regular maintenance will be needed to keep it in its best condition. Sweeping and vacuuming will remove any dirt or debris that has accumulated on the surface, while a damp mop can be used to clean stains or spills. Regular sweeping will also help to maintain the shine and gloss of the floor. Resin surfaces are resistant to chemicals and will not be weakened by harsh cleaners as concrete will, making them a safer choice for industrial spaces. The seamless nature of a resin floor also means that bacteria and germs cannot hide or grow in crevices, which can be a problem with many other types of flooring.