3 Resin Floor Considerations For Large Commercial Projects
If you’re managing a large commercial project, it is best you opt for a long-lasting resin flooring solution that will be the most reliable and cost-effective option in the long run.
This resin flooring needs to remain durable to withstand high demands and be slip-resistant to follow health and safety guidelines and keep everyone safe.
To make this decision easier for you, we’ve put together a blog with 3 considerations you would want to think about for your large commercial project…
Warranty is something that can cause headaches for contractors and managers involved in large scale industrial or commercial projects.
Let’s say, for example, you select a resin flooring installation from X company. Yet, you discover that Y company is distributing it and Z company has manufactured it.
What happens when it comes to a warranty if something goes wrong? Who is accountable?
The chances are the installer will blame the manufacturer or distributor and they may behave similarly.
And you’re left with an unhappy client and nobody wants to take responsibility for the bill.
So, What’s the Solution?
It’s crucial that you work with a resin flooring company that manufactures, distributes and installs the system – all under one roof.
That way, if you encounter any issues, they can be rectified seamlessly.
A ten-year warranty is included with an Acrylicon resin floor, but with correct maintenance, your resin flooring can last much longer. This is shown with Acrylicon resin floors that are still in active use after 40 years – click here to read the Middlesbrough Football Club case study to view long-lasting resin flooring.
#2 Speed Of Installation
For large commercial projects, businesses can’t afford to be shut down for long or have a long impact on program time. And when we talk about how to keep shutdown to a minimum, we’re really asking:
What is the average time it takes to install a resin floor?
As you might have expected, the solution isn’t straightforward. The length of time it takes to finish varies, based on the size of the project.
However, one of the main impacts on time is the type of resin you use.
So, let’s take a look at the installation time of PU and Epoxy.
If you choose a Polyurethane (PU) resin – which comes from the thermoset family of plastics – it can usually take around 3-5 hours to dry and a further 3-5 days to fully cure, depending on the temperature. In lower temperatures, this could take even longer.
A primer and a body coat or screed are used to apply PU in two layers. When you include in the time it takes to remove the old flooring, dry off the area, prepare the substrate for priming, and then wait for the primer to dry before applying the screed or body coat and then for it to cure, the floor will be ready to use in roughly a week.
Epoxy, like PU, has a high-ish compressive strength, which means it can withstand impact, wear, abrasion, water interference, oil, and other chemicals while protecting the concrete beneath it.
However, the cure time is much longer than PU — it can take up to 7 days to cure properly, depending on the temperature, resulting in even longer shutdown times.
Acrylicon resin flooring has a quick cure period, which is one of its main advantages because it means a quick installation. This is because it’s a Thermoset plastic, reducing downtime.
Curing fully in two hours, Acrylicon will allow for a company to be back up and running with very little disruption to the business.
Acrylicon cures completely in two hours, allowing large commercial businesses to return to normal and be back up and running with minimal downtime.
#3 Cost Of Your Resin Flooring Solution
We understand that one of the most important factors to consider when planning a flooring project is the cost, especially for a large commercial project.
However, you shouldn’t let this compromise on the quality. Because you still need to ensure you have high-quality flooring that doesn’t need replacing or repairing often.
Acrylicon offers the cheapest solution over the life of the floor. This means you’ll receive a high-quality, long-lasting, slip resistant flooring solution at a decent cost.
This eliminates the need to be concerned about the cost and ensures that you don’t have to settle for a flooring solution that will need repairing or replacing every so often.
To recap, your key considerations for resin flooring projects should involve:
- Warranty, and who your warranty is with
- Speed of installation
- Cost – not just upfront, but in the long-term
To find out more about acrylic resin for your unique project, get in touch today.