Floor Preparation

The better the preparation, the more durable and aesthetically pleasing the result. As the old saying goes, 'Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!'

Surface preparation is the process of removing all contaminants from an existing surface to leave a sound, clean and keyed surface suitable for the resin application. There are various methods of floor preparation each designed to offer the best solution pending on the existing substrate. Within the resin floor industry, correct surface preparation is vital to ensure the success of the resin application. 

At Signature Resin Floors, we carry out all floor preparation in house using our own equipment and trained staff. Please click below for more information on the different types of floor preparation:

We are always investing into our floor preparation equipment and all of our tools offer extremely versatile grinding methods with the design allowing various types of discs to be used to suit a wide variety of floors. This, when coupled with the superior vacuum technology, allows us to offer a virtually dust-free preparation service.

Resin Flooring Types

Resin flooring is categorised into 8 different types:
  • 01 - Floor Seal   Floor seals are generally used to seal concrete slabs as a dust-proofing seal. They can also be used as a seal to decorative finishes and screeds. They are applied in two or more coats with a typical thickness of up to 150 µm.
  • 02 - Floor Coating  Floor coatings offer a slightly more robust coating than a seal and are typically a two coat application with a thickness of 150 m to 300 µm.
  • 03 - High Build Floor Coating   High build floor coatings are the most widely used resin flooring coating on the market. They are extremely hardwearing and offer a cost effective way of transforming the look of a floor. Slip-resistant surfaces can be created by incorporating aggregates into the coats and there are various technical options available in the form of anti-static, chemically resistant and UV stable grades. Typically they are a two coat application with a thickness of 300 µm to 1000 µm.
  • 04 - Multi Layer Flooring   These systems are often referred to as ‘sandwich’ systems and consist of multiple layers of coatings or flow applied systems incorporating an aggregate dressing. Typical thicknesses would be approximately 2mm.
  • 05 - Flow Applied Flooring   Flow applied flooring is often referred to as ‘self-levelling’ or ‘self-smoothing’ screeds and they are intended for use in medium – light heavy duty working environments. They are applied by way of trowel/ pin rake or notched squeegee with an overall depth of 2-3 mm.
  • 06 - Resin Screed Flooring   These are trowel-finished, medium duty screeds applied at depths over 4mm. They are typically epoxy screeds and will require a surface seal coat to minimise porosity.
  • 07 - Heavy Duty Flowable Flooring   This is essentially the Ferfa Type 5 flooring but laid at a greater depth of 4-6mm transforming it into a heavy duty system offering greater durability and life expectancy.
  • 08 - Heavy Duty Resin Flooring   Trowel-finished, aggregate filled systems which are effectively impervious throughout their thickness. The finished surface offers excellent slip resistance and impact resistance standing up to the toughest working environments. Thicknesses range from 6mm upwards and when applied at depths of over 9mm, they can also be steam cleaned making them ideal in areas where hygiene regime is critical.

Ancillary Products

Combined with all the different flooring types listed above, Signature Resin Floors Ltd also offers a range of complimentary products such as coved skirting, expansion joints, polymer-modified cementitious screeds and concrete repair compounds. An extensive palette of colours is available for most resin flooring types, which can be matched to most RAL and BS ranges for clients wanting to reflect their company colours and branding.

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