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Why is polyurethane resin flooring so good?

Polyurethane resin flooring is a versatile and customizable flooring option that offers a wide range of benefits for both residential and commercial spaces. This type of flooring is known for its durability, resistance to chemicals and stains, and its ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. In addition, polyurethane resin flooring can be customized to match any design aesthetic, making it a popular choice for architects, interior designers, and homeowners alike. In this blog post, we will explore the various advantages of polyurethane resin flooring and discuss why it is a great option for any space.

Benefits of Polyurethane Resin Flooring

Durability

  • Resistant to heavy foot traffic
  • Withstands impact and abrasion
  • Long-lasting and low maintenance with option to re-seal

Versatility

  • Suitable for various applications (residential, commercial, industrial)
  • Can be customized with different colors and finishes
  • Available in any RAL, NCS or Sikkens colour reference
  • Available in 3 hardness variants
  • Compatible with underfloor heating systems

Chemical Resistance

  • Resistant to chemicals, oils, and solvents
  • Ideal for areas prone to spills and stains (kitchens, garages, laboratories)

Hygiene and Safety

  • Seamless and non-porous surface prevents the growth of bacteria and mold
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Slip-resistant options available for added safety

Installation and Maintenance

Installation Process

  • Surface preparation
  • Application of primer and scratch coat
  • Application of polyurethane resin body coat
  • Coloured or clear topcoat for added protection and aesthetics

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular sweeping and mopping
  • Use pH-neutral cleaners
  • Avoid abrasive cleaning tools
  • Periodic reapplication of topcoat for optimal performance

Cost Considerations

Initial Cost

  • Higher upfront cost compared to other flooring options such as older type epoxy resin flooring
  • Factors to consider: size of the area, complexity of the installation, additional customization

Long-term Savings

  • Durability and longevity reduce the need for frequent replacements
  • Low maintenance requirements save on cleaning and repair costs
  • Energy-efficient properties can contribute to lower heating bills

Aesthetics and Design Options

Color and Finish Choices

  • Widest range of colors available
  • Options for matt or satin finishes
  • Customizable designs, patterns, and logos with pigmented polyurethane seal coat system

Seamless and Smooth Surface

  • No grout lines or seams for a clean and modern look
  • Smooth surface enhances the overall aesthetics of the space
  • Can be combined with other flooring materials for a unique design

Conclusion

Polyurethane resin flooring offers numerous advantages that make it an excellent choice for both residential and commercial applications, and harder variants are more suited to industrial applications. Its durability, versatility, chemical resistance, and hygiene properties make it a long-lasting and low-maintenance flooring option. While the initial cost may be higher, the long-term savings, aesthetic appeal, and design options make polyurethane resin flooring a worthwhile investment. Consider this flooring option for your next project and enjoy the benefits it has to offer, our Resinflor™ PuTop range has wide reaching appeal.

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