Why Should Building Contractors Consider Acrylicon Resin Flooring?
If you’re a building contractor and you’re involved in the planning, managing and monitoring of a project’s flooring, it’s important to consider alternate resin flooring solutions, rather than the standard stuff you’ve been used to and possibly, frustrated by.
Cost, quality and speed of installation are all gains to be made if you consider Acrylicon resin flooring.
For your flooring solution, it’s important to think about what you actually need from it, as well as if you can afford to shut down for long periods of time or have restricted program time.
In this post, we explore how you can ensure all risks are controlled and how you get the most durable and cost-effective resin flooring solution for your commercial or industrial project.
Read on to find out…
Acrylicon Offers Competitive Pricing
As a building contractor, one of the main considerations with large-scale flooring projects is the upfront cost, particularly if working on a large scale.
Acrylicon always offers you the best value for money and on larger projects can offer a price comparable with PU and Epoxy, but with all the added benefits.
So let’s explore those added benefits a bit further. At a glance:
- – Speedy installation, taking 2 hours to fully cure so you won’t need to shut down for long
- – A newly installed layer causes the previous one to uncure and they then fuse to become a monolithic structure, so there is no risk of delamination
- – Highest compressive strength (best cleanability) in its market sector
- – Long-lasting flooring with a 10-year warranty. However, with the right maintenance, it can last much, much longer.
Ensure Risks Are Controlled With Acrylicon Resin Flooring
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 expect flooring to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. Therefore, flooring should allow people to be able to move around safely.
As a building contractor, you should search for resin flooring options that keep everyone safe and follow slip-resistance guidelines.
Working in challenging conditions where there is a significant chance of slipping can be harmful if you don’t have the correct safety flooring in place.
Specialist safety flooring is the solution for keeping people safe in situations where contaminants are constantly present and spillages are unavoidable.
A thermoplastic resin, such as Acrylicon, is the ideal solution.
Why? Due to the fact that the layers of these resins solve into one other, forming a monolithic floor with no mechanical bond between the layers, creating no chance of delamination.
Other Resin Flooring Considerations
The chances are, you’ve already specified Polyurethane or Epoxy into some projects, so here’s a brief overview of them both, which highlights their benefits and limitations.
PU has high compressive strength, is scratch resistant and can withstand high temperatures.
The biggest disadvantage of polyurethane as a flooring solution is the downtime. This is due to the fact that PU takes 3-5 hours to dry and 3-5 days to cure completely. Also, the gassing off during the curing process can form pinholes and the floor be a harbour for bacteria from day 1.
When something is fully cured, it can withstand chemical attacks, including water. And spilling water on the floor before it is fully cured can interfere with the curing process, preventing the resin from reaching its maximum strength.
As a result, you’d have to shut down for at least 3 or possibly 5 days to allow for the installation, which can result in losing production revenue.
Epoxy, like PU, has a high compressive strength, which means it can protect the concrete base
beneath it against impact, wear, abrasion, water interference, oil and other chemicals.
However, the cure period is considerably longer than PU – depending on the temperature, it can take up to 7 days to properly cure, resulting in even longer shutdown times.
Another factor to consider with epoxy is that it’s difficult to repair a damaged epoxy resin floor permanently because, once damaged, repairs tend to require ongoing care.
Due of the lengthy cure period, any repairs that may be necessary may need closure for several days, which can have a significant financial impact.
Understandably, businesses cannot afford to be shut down or have areas set aside for long periods of time when working on significant commercial projects.
And when we talk about how to limit downtime to a bare minimum, we’re really asking: “How long does it take to install a resin floor on average?”
The answer, as you might think, isn’t straightforward. The length of time it takes to complete a project is determined by its size and complexity. The sort of resin you use, on the other hand, has a significant impact on the amount of time it takes.
Acrylic resin flooring can provide you with a speedy installation…
A Durable Solution For Your Project
For a durable solution with a quick cure time and speedy installation – opt for Acrylicon’s unique resin flooring.
You shouldn’t have to expect repairs with your flooring solution. Instead, expect a long-lasting solution – Acrylicon resin flooring is durable and comes with a ten-year warranty.
Acrylicon is from the Thermoplastic family of resins. These resins can cure and un-cure, as they are reactivated by uncured resin. With this, there’s no risk of delamination within the flooring system, as there are no cold joints.
Secondly, the cure time of Thermoplastic resins is unbeatable. Fully curing in two hours, Acrylicon will allow for a company to be back up and running with very little disruption to the business.
For a free, no-obligation flooring assessment with one of our local experts, get in touch.