Flooring
Resin flooring has many variations, providing different strengths, appearances, textures and tolerances. Resmax strive to provide high quality durable aesthetically pleasing floor finishes. Therefore it is essential to us to specify the correct floor for the the correct environment whether it’s a light, medium or heavy trafficked area or there are specific requirements by the client, such as scratch and impact resistance or chemical corrosion resistance.
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Floor Types
The table below classifies the different floor types available in accordance with the FeRFA Guidelines and the British Standard BS 8024-6.

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Duty* Description

LD (Light duty) – Light foot traffic, occasional rubber tyred vehicles
MD (Medium duty) – Regular foot traffic, frequent fork lift truck traffic, occasional hard plastic-wheeled trolleys
HD (Heavy duty) – Constant fork lift truck traffic, hard plastic wheeled trolleys, some impact
VHD (VHD, Very heavy duty) severe heavily loaded traffic and impact
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Floor Preparation
Floor prep is the critical process in the application of a resin floor; if you get this wrong then the life expectancy and performance of the product is greatly diminished.

We survey all areas to check there suitability for application and generally most are workable and can be prepared under dust extraction by shot blasting, grinding and scabbling. Areas which are contaminated with oils, fuels etc can be treated with hot compressed air to draw all contamination from the substrate.

Surface cracks can be filled with surface grout as long as the sub base is sound. If the sub base is found not to be suitable then it would be taken back to a sound surface and back filled with a resin repair mortar or screed. Expansion joints are generally reinstated unless the floor slabs are well established. It is always very important however to include them when laying onto new concrete due to settlement. Priming the area is generally essential and in the case of trowel applied systems, anchor points should be installed for the resin to bond into, this will stop shrinkage cracks etc

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Floor Laying
There are various ways of applying resin flooring and coatings, the application method is usually determined by the system thickness.

• Coatings are generally applied by roller however large areas can be applied by squeegee then back rolled to obtain film thickness.

• Self smoother's are applied in large areas with a pin rake and then spike rolled to remove any air bubbles and rake ripples in the surface. Smaller areas are trowel applied and spike rolled.

• Heavy duty screeds are trowel applied using the rake and trowel method or the use of a sledge. The rake and sledge help to keep the screed thickness the same throughout the application. Once the screed is at the required thickness then the floor layer will close of the surface using a hand trowel to create a tight seamless durable finish.

Varying additions can be added to the specifications of the Self smoothers and coatings applications like the use of aggregates, quartz, flakes for decorative aesthetics. Anti-slip sealer coats with varying slip resistance can be applied with the option of chemical resistance and the choice of gloss and matt finishes.
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Industrial & Commercial
Industrial and commercial resin flooring provides very hygienic seamless anti-slip surfaces which are easy to clean. We work along side some of the market leaders in resin technology to provide high performance and durable flooring solutions which ultimately provide excellent adhesion to all sound substrates which are correctly prepared. High abrasion, impact resistance and durability are paramount in heavily trafficked areas such as industrial units, distribution & retail and food processing. Additional characteristics can be incorporated into a specification such as flake and quartz systems for decorative aesthetics as well as chemical resistance for floors where there are acid, chemical, solvents, ink and aviation fuel/skydrol spillages. When spillages occur onto standard resin systems these corrosive substances attack the surface and leave discolouration and blistering so it is imperative to specify the correct system.
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Decorative
Resin flooring is all about image as well as high performance and durability. When it comes to decorative flooring the options are endless. There are so many different variations such as quartz, flake, mosaic, textured and stone aggregates encapsulated in clear resins to create stunning visual effects. A full range of samples can be obtained from us on request. As an impressive introduction to your company or school foyer we can use resin design to incorporate your company logo, pictures and art work etc. This can be done in various different ways and is incorporated in the application stage and is completely encapsulated.

Ideal for: Foyers, schools, bars/night clubs, offices and domestic


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Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) seamless flooring and seamless decking systems are the latest in fast curing resin systems and are becoming more popular because they are very easy and fast to install. They can even be installed at temperatures down to -22°F allowing them to be used in freezer rooms and extend the installation season for outside seamless decking and seamless flooring applications. The Methyl methacrylate (MMA) flooring and decking systems are wear-resistant, shock absorbing and impact resistant and can take full traffic and loads within 2 hours of installation.
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Resin Bonded Aggregates
There are two main application methods of the resin and aggregate system. One is an aggregate which is fully scattered into a surface applied resin which then bonds the stone to the substrate. Following the application the excess stone is swept off to leave an aesthetically pleasing natural stone finish. This system is most commonly used on paths and driveways with bauxite anti-skid used for car parks..

The other application method is to bind the stone with the resin in a pre mixed process prior to laying as a trowel applied system at various required thicknesses. These systems are most commonly used on driveways, pathways and tree pits. The larger stone bound systems allow water to percolate through the surface and drain freely hence why this system is used in tree pits.

The Advantages

• Aesthetically pleasing
• The stone is permanently bonded to the substrate
• No chance of weed growth through the surface.
• The slip resistance is second to none on inclined driveways and ramps.


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Resin Safety Systems
As well as anti slip flooring there are many other variations of safety system which can be added to your project to increase the safety of workers and the general public. Anti-slip stair treads highlight the step edges and provide superb slip resistance. Preventative safety systems such as designated walk ways, hazard stencilling, cross hatching, all increase the safety of pedestrians when working in industrial-commercial environments.
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Antislip
Anti-slip is a virtually invisible liquid applied treatment which can be used effectively for the non slip safety surfacing of:

• Quarry Tiles
• Ceramic Tiles
• Marble & Granite
• Terrazzo
• Porcelain.

Anti-slip can be applied with minimal disruption and downtime and can be walked on immediately following application. It is effective with a wide variety of footwear and provides outstanding anti-slip properties even where bare feet are concerned.

The Advantages of Anti-slip
Does not work by acid etching
Applied with minimal disruption & down time
Walked on immediately following treatment
Will not damage grouting or surface structure
Increases the coefficient of friction above legal limits
Can be used on high glaze or polished surfaces
Reduces bacterial growth
Easily cleaned & maintained

How does it work
Anti-slip is chemically bonded into the surface pores of the substrate and reacts instantly when it comes into contact with moisture. Even the moisture contained on a wet shoe is enough to create this instant reaction.

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Not A Coating
Because the Anti-slip flooring system is not a coating, once the floor substrate has been treated no cure time or drying time is required, therefore the floor can be walked on immediately following treatment.

For more information on this amazing independently tested product then please
contact us.

Additional services
• Car park decking systems   •   Polymer screeds   •   Antistatic flooring   •   Wall render & Coving detail   •   Jointing compounds