Chemical Resistant Resin Flooring

October 2018

Chemical resistant resin flooring systems are essential for demanding industrial environments where solvents, fuels, acids and any number of different corrosive substances are used – even food and drink spills can ruin a floor. Unprotected concrete floors are easily damaged by such chemicals, which is why companies such as Cadburys, Aston Martin and Unilever came to us to help protect their floors. To learn more about our previous work, view our case studies and testimonials by clicking here.

Chemical resistant flooring starts with a watertight floor; if the coating isn’t watertight then it doesn’t matter what kind of resistance it offers. Resin flooring solutions, both epoxy and polyurethane finishes offer a seamless watertight barrier that protects the existing cement surface from any liquids. The seamless nature of a resin floor also adds to its durability and makes it incredibly easy to clean, as there are no weak spots or places where dirt or dust can collect.

When it comes to the material used to create a floor coating with chemical resistance, there are two main options; epoxy resin and polyurethane resin. Both offer different protections and performances and are more suited to different environments and sectors.

Polyurethane, for example, is more resistant to natural chemicals such as lactic acid. It is this that makes it better for a food processing or preparation environment – especially ones that work with milk and dairy products. If you used epoxy resin for the floor of a dairy and there was a spill, the epoxy floor would undergo a certain about of corrosion and discolouration due to the presence of lactic acid. Epoxy resin, on the other hand, benefits from better resistance to artificial corrosives and chemicals and provides ideal substrate protection for more industrial settings.

No matter what kind of specialist chemical resistant resin flooring product you choose, you can trust that your new floor will be hygienic, hard wearing and slip resistant. If you’re having trouble making that choice, then we’re on hand to help. With over three decades of experience working on projects ranging in scale and requirement, we can help you work out which type of flooring system would be most suitable for your business.

It’s not just about protection and safety, however. Our approved supplier products are available in a range of colours and finishes. We can even design safety signage and branding directly into the floor. This is especially useful in areas where forklift traffic and pedestrians come into contact, as we can design crossings and stop signage into your new, durable flooring.

If you’re looking for a high performance, anti-slip, chemical resistant flooring for your business, then talk to the flooring experts at Respol today. We can help you avoid substrate damage with high-quality floor coatings that, not only will withstand heavy traffic and use, but are also decorative and attractive. Contact us today for more information or to organise your no obligation site survey. You can call us on 01952 740400 or by filling out our online contact form.

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