Choosing the Best Resin for the Job

By on Mar 9, 2016 in Industrial Flooring | 0 comments

A resin based floor or wall covering can offer you an exceptional level of protection, durability and low maintenance, but with so many different types of resin available, it’s important to ensure you choose the best resin for the job at hand.

At Ronjon Resins, we offer a wide range of specialist resin based materials for use as commercial and industrial flooring and walls that can withstand heavy traffic, exposure to a wide range of chemicals and give added safety. Here’s a brief guide on choosing the right resin for your circumstances.

Keeping it Clean

In areas where hygiene is of the utmost importance, such as breweries, canteens, hospitals and subways, a water-based polyurethane resin such as Fibreseal T C provides a great finishing coat for walls and floors in areas exposed to dust, dirt and vandalism. The surface coat doesn’t support bacteria growth, has anti-graffiti properties and is easy to clean and maintain.

Practical vs. Aesthetics

For many, aesthetics with industrial or commercial flooring is a secondary priority, but with a resin like Hydrocote 400 or Hydrocote 500SL (which contains a self-levelling screed) you can have an epoxy coating that’s ideal for heavy duty environments. It’s hard-wearing, has good chemical and abrasion resistance, slip resistance properties and a pleasing finish, which means you can have the best of both worlds.

Heavy Chemical Use

Of course, if your flooring is at a higher risk of frequent chemical exposure then you’ll need something a little tougher to do the job effectively, like the Hydroscreed TG, which is an epoxy screed that is suitable for use in laboratories, chemical plants and environments that regularly use chemicals. This epoxy screed is highly resistant to corrosion from chemicals, including inorganic acids and alkalis, salts and fats.

Light Duty Floors

For light duty areas such as kitchens, garages or storage areas, it’s unlikely that you’ll need heavy duty products to cope with the wear and tear. The Hydrocote WD, a water dispersed epoxy coating, is a perfect choice for these types of areas, especially if they are poorly ventilated. Dustproof and with excellent chemical resistance, the Hydrocote WD is easy to clean and maintain, whilst able to withstand the type of use expected in these areas.

Repairs and Maintenance

Floors are subject to a lot of wear and tear, and understandably over time you damaged areas may begin to appear, particularly with concrete based floors, but in many cases a complete floor replacement isn’t required. You can use a solution like the Epoxy Mortar Kit, which can be applied to isolated areas as a quick and easy repair that’s durable and has good chemical resistance properties too.

If you’re looking for help and advice on industrial or commercial flooring, then don’t hesitate to contact Ronjon Resins for expert advice to help you get the right resin for the job.

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