Resinous flooring is a long-lasting flooring solution that is unbelievably durable, cost-effective, and meets a variety of safety and overall performance standards as well as aesthetic design goals which is why it has become one of the top choices in the industrial and commercial settings. There is a vast array of options, colors and finishes available that require minimal maintenance to keep your floor looking clean and polished.
Resinous flooring consists of 3 different material types:
Epoxy -A co-polymer derived from two or more monomers, epoxy is formed from two different chemicals, referred to as the resin, or compound, and the hardener or activator.
Polyurethane -Polyurethane polymers are formed by combining two bi- or higher functional monomers.
Acrylic (MMA) -Acrylic resin is a general term for any one of the plastics generated through chemical reaction by applying polymerization initiator and heat to a monomer. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is a transparent, colorless fluid substance that must be properly ventilated during application.
Clean-ability -with no joins or seams, it does not harbor bacteria; no buffing or waxing required
Safety –available in different textures for a positive anti-slip resistance
Resistance to chemicals –especially in manufacturing, automotive
Durability –exceptionally long-wearing
Crack resistant -unlike ceramic or quarry tile
Design versatility -available in a range of colors and textures and customizable
Low-cost –compared to terrazzo, high-grade carpeting, VCT, rubberized terrazzo and non-formulated vinyl.
Maintenance Tips for your Resinous Flooring
For minor spills or vehicle drippings, simply wipe them up with a paper towel or other soft cloth.
Routine maintenance cleaning is best achieved with either a soft bristle broom or a blue commercial dust mop (available at any home improvement store).
For heavy cleaning of a soiled epoxy floor, sweep away any loose debris and then mop floor with a hard foam mop, hot water and clear ammonia.
Most substances can normally be removed with hot water and a deck brush.
Some stains (including rust) may require light scrubbing with a kitchen scrubbing pad. If you’re unable to remove with just hot water, we recommend using Soft Scrub. Do not use Comet or other abrasive cleaning chemicals on the coatings.
If desired, the floor can be hosed out and squeegeed dry.
Do not use any cleaner that contains acids (citrus cleaners or vinegar) or soap-based cleaners. Soap based cleaners leave a residue on the floor that not only detracts from the shine, but also become increasingly slippery should the floor get wet.