3 Facts About Acrylicon Flooring
If you’re a building contractor responsible for the design, planning, and monitoring of a project’s flooring, you should think about alternatives to the usual resin flooring you’re used to and potentially frustrated by.
If you opt for Acrylicon resin flooring, you can save money, get a durable solution, and get it installed faster.
Consider what you actually need from your flooring, or if you have limited programme time.
Read on to discover 3 facts about Acrylicon Resin Flooring…
#Fact 1: Warranties With Resin Flooring
Contractors and project managers working on large-scale industrial or commercial projects may encounter warranty issues.
Let’s assume you choose X company’s resin flooring installation as an example. However, you find out that Y company is the distributor and Z company is the manufacturer.
When it comes to warranties, what happens if something goes wrong? Who is responsible?
The installer could be likely to blame the manufacturer or distributor, and they may act in a similar manner.
And you’re left with a disgruntled customer who refuses to accept sub-standard flooring.
How Is This Combatted With Acrylicon Resin Flooring?
Working with a resin flooring company that manufactures, distributes and installs the system all under one roof is much easier.
That way, if any problems arise, they can be resolved quickly and no blame is laid amongst different stakeholders within the supply chain.
Additionally, an Acrylicon resin flooring system comes with a ten-year warranty, but with the right maintenance, your resin flooring can last much longer. In fact, some Acrylicon resin floors are still in use after 40 years, proving that the correct application and product makes all the difference for longevity — read the Middlesbrough Football Club case study to learn more about long-lasting resin flooring.
#Fact 2: Installation Of Resin Flooring
When working on commercial projects, businesses cannot afford to be shut down or have a long impact on programme time.
When we discuss how to keep downtime to a bare minimum, we’re really asking, “How long does it take on average to install a resin floor?”
The answer isn’t as simple as you would expect. The size and complexity of a project impacts how long it takes to execute it. The type of resin you use, on the other hand, has a big influence on how long it takes.
Acrylicon resin flooring can be installed in a short amount of time because it has a cure time of 2 hours, so any potential impact on programme time or to production is mitigated.
Regardless, our staff are more than willing to discuss your installation to find the best solution for you.
Minimise Your Shutdown Period With Fast Cure Times
Acrylicon belongs to the thermoplastic resin family. Uncured resin reactivates our resins, allowing them to cure, uncure when a new layer is installed and then re-cure in a monolithic structure. Because there are no cold joints, there is no possibility of delamination inside the flooring system.
Secondly, Thermoplastic resins have an unrivalled cure time in flooring. Acrylicon cures in two hours, allowing for decreased programme time.
“Tented Working Areas”
If you are building a new production area next to an existing one and the option of working outside of production time is not feasable, you’ll need to be sure that installing a resin floor won’t disrupt the production in any way, which is why we can work self-contained in a “tented” working area.
Negative Pressure Ventilation & Partition Walls
Of course, hygiene is a top issue, particularly in food processing facilities.
In this case, you can expect your resin floor supplier to use partition walls and negative pressure ventilation to keep the “clean side” completely separate from the working area. This was accomplished during the Cranswick and Tunnocks projects in Milton Keynes and Glasgow, respectively.
Detecting Odours During Installation
During installation, all resin floors emit a vapour, but it’s the vapours that don’t smell that you’ll want to be aware of. The odourless vapours produced by PU and Epoxy flooring are difficult to detect and deal with.
Acrylicon, on the other hand, has a scent to the non-toxic vapour that is naturally released during installation. That means the installers will be able to identify it and deal with it if it enters any area that it shouldn’t quickly. The smell and the risk of contamination disappear after the two-hour cure, so due to the fact that it can be identified and the short cure time, the risk of contamination is highly reduced compared to other resin floors.
It’s worth noting that numerous businesses have had new Acrylicon flooring installed in huge extensions while they were still operating in other areas and not a single product has been contaminated or spoiled.
#Fact 3: Resin Floor Cost
We recognise that pricing is one of the most critical considerations for a flooring project, particularly for a large commercial job.
However, you should bear in mind not to let the quality suffer as a result of this. Because you still need to make sure you have good quality flooring that doesn’t need to be replaced or repaired during the making good of defects period and beyond.
Over the life of the floor, Acrylicon is the most cost-effective option. This means you’ll get a high-quality, long-lasting, slip-resistant flooring solution at a competitive cost…
This means your customer won’t have to worry about ongoing costs and won’t have to settle for a resin floor that will need to be repaired or replaced on a regular basis, leaving them with a very positive opinion of your work.
With Acrylicon resin, you’ll be getting a far better product, one that will last a long time.
While this may not directly affect you, it’s comforting to know that your customers will be left with a floor that will stand the test of time.
So, why not get a resin floor that you can rely on? Not only will it make your life easier on-site and may save large sums in programme time, but your clients will thank you for it, too.
For a free, no-obligation flooring assessment with one of our local experts, get in touch.