Preparation of substrate by pressure washing and/or mechanical sanding with complete extraction of the liquids and/or powders.
Spray or roller application of Primer in a ratio of 150 g per m2. Spray or roller application of RESINFLEX® paint in a ratio of 200 g per m2, in the client’s colour of choice.
The Multilayer system is ideal for coating all industrial cement floors in cases where it is important to ensure hygiene, ease-of-cleaning, washability and resistance to wear and attacks by chemical or organic products.
Preparation of substrate by closed-cycle shot blasting.
Application of solvent-free epoxy primer.
Trowel application of epoxy coating plus quartz in grain size curve in two or three successive layers.
Spray or roller application of any paint in a ratio of 120 g per m2 of scratch-resistant aliphatic polyurethane
This system is used to repair very old and degraded floors, or in cases where the floor needs to support particularly burdensome loads and wear, this floor is able to reach resistance levels of up to 1,000 kg/cm2.
Preparation of substrate by mechanical milling with dust extraction.
Roller application of epoxy primer in a ratio of 800 g per m2.
Application of resin and quartz screed in a thickness of about 8 mm, including smoothing with a power trowel. Application of two layers of epoxy resin and trowel-applied quartz.
Any final painting with spray or roller application of aliphatic polyurethane, in a ratio of 120 g per m2.
How are the resins applied?
By trowel, roller, spray, depending on the resinous material used. Liquid resins are applied by spray and roller, resins supplemented with aggregates/cement (cement-based resin, epoxy mortar, etc.) by trowel.
How thick is a resin floor?
It depends on the selected cycle. The range varies from a few tenths of a millimetre (film) up to screeds more than 1 centimetre thick. In most cases the thickness is about 2-3 mm, useful in avoiding potential problems with heights or the need to adjust thresholds and entry doors.
How much does a resin floor cost? And what about a resin coating?
It depends on the selected cycle. The cost ranges from a few Euros for an impregnation up to a few hundred Euros for vitrified artistic decorative solutions. In the industrial sector, given the large spaces and less demanding aesthetic requirements, the cost rarely exceeds €50-60/m2 for a standard solution, while in the residential-commercial sector, the threshold sits a little higher up.
The correct price can only be communicated by the installer following an onsite inspection and the definition of the most suitable cycle. Generally speaking, in terms of cost, resin floors can be compared to beautiful porcelain stone or good quality timber floors.
Where can a resinous cycle be applied?
On any surface that’s clean, firm and cohesive. The substrate must satisfy compressive strength requirements, given that the resinous layer doesn’t have its own body and is therefore unable to mitigate this deficiency on its own. Moreover, the substrate must be fully cured, that is, have terminated the shrinkage phase resulting from the drying process: covering a screed that hasn’t yet fully cured will cause cracking in the resin due to the excessive movement of the substrate. Finally, the cohesion of the substrate is important because the resin, as it catalyses, tends to shrink and “tear” the non-aggregated areas of the surface.
Can a pre-existing floor be covered in resin?
Yes, absolutely. This is one of the strong points of resin floors. The low application thickness, strong adhesion to the substrate, the elimination of pre-existing joints, often mean it is more cost efficient not to demolish the old floor, but rather cover it with resin. In any case, it is important to carefully assess the adhesion of the tiles or natural stone to the substrate: large areas of low adhesion (empty sound) require special treatment before applying the resin.
Can the resin be applied on a damp substrate or in the presence of water?
It is important to select resinous cycles suited to the presence of damp. The correct assessment of the rising damp or damp substrate is a necessary condition in order to avoid the bubbling, swelling and detachment of the resin. Likewise, it is important to continuously monitor the ambient humidity during application. Once the catalysis of the resinous material is finished, damp and/or water deposits will no longer be a problem.
Can the resin be applied on a screed with underfloor heating system?
Yes, absolutely. Resin, due to its low thickness and high thermal conductivity, is one of the best solutions to conduct the greatest amount of heat from the floor to the living environment.
How resistant are resin floors?
It depends on the type of resin and selected application cycle. Some solutions are so resistant that they are even used in the most demanding industrial contexts, while others of lesser quality (with overly simplified formulas) offer scarce performance. On average, quality resinous cycles offer excellent resistance to impact and wear and do not require any particular attention by the Client.
How long does it take to develop a resin floor?
It depends on the selected cycle, the ambient conditions and the substrate. Using specific products, it rarely takes longer than 5-6 days.
How many days need to pass before a resin floor is set to light foot traffic?
It depends on the cycle used. Some products are normally set to light foot traffic by the next day, although maximum compressive strength and scratch-resistance is achieved after 3 to 7 days.